Atlanta Gala celebrated Homecoming with our Annual Blue Jean Brunch and Fundraiser on Saturday, September 20th. Approximately 60 alums, students and friends gathered in the Winship Ballroom of the DUC to enjoy fellowship and an elaborate display of food and drinks. Co-Chair Aby Parsons led a short program with a slide-show outlining accomplishments during the current year, and Michael Shutt closed the program with news of the new Center For Diversity and Inclusion, which he now leads, with Danielle Steele assuming the role of Interim Director of the Office of LGBT Life. We raised $2400 in support of the Gala Leadership Award and the Office of LGBT Life Fund.
Next on our social calendar is our Annual Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 3rd. This year we will celebrate at Slice & Pint in Emory Village. Beginning at 7:00 PM, we will enjoy a display of heavy appetizers served with your favorite alcoholic beverage or soft drink.
Free parking is available in the rear (enter from Oxford Road), so please join the crowd of GALA alums, friends and students for our final event of 2014. Your $20 registration includes the hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. A great party is guaranteed, so please register at https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/EMR/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=182586.
Looking ahead to 2015, we are planning another theater event in April at Actor’s Express. Details next year!