Heroes, Saints & Legends

Thursday April 19th, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  /  Flourish

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MEET OUR HONOREES
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Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

Civil rights leader, social activist and United Methodist Pastor

Dr. Evelyn Lowery

Civil rights leader and social activist

Recognized for their commitment to social justice, civil rights, and use of nonviolent tactics to advance change while ministering to the spiritual needs of the oppressed.
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Edward J. "Jack" Hardin

Attorney and Founding Partner of ROGERS & HARDIN

Recognized for his commitment to solving homelessness, poverty, and health issues for the underprivileged while being an advocate for legal aid access to all.
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Merritt Steed Bond

Banking industry leader and philanthropist

Recognized for his commitment to addressing the challenges facing vulnerable adults through connecting caring people in the community to vital ministries of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

About Heroes, Saints & Legends

Since 1990, Heroes, Saints & Legends has honored individuals who through a lifetime commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism and devotion to the community have transformed lives.

Heroes, Saints & Legends is noteworthy for both honoring community leaders and for raising awareness around the challenges many older adults face, and how we can work together to ensure that all seniors across North Georgia live independently longer, with a higher quality of life.

The funds raised through Heroes, Saints & Legends benefit two organizations: the ministry of the Foundation of Wesley Woods and Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease research of Emory University. Through the Foundation, caring supporters alleviate poverty and homelessness for the older adults living at Wesley Woods so they can age with grace, dignity and purpose. Each year, 1,800 seniors are served in ten communities throughout North Georgia, the majority of whom need financial help to remain in their homes and 40% of whom are living below the poverty level.

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits


Presenting- $50,000
*Provides a Wellness Nurse to help older adults with medication management, care transitions and medical questions - avoiding the need to transfer low-income residents to Medicaid funded nursing homes

  • Two VIP Tables of 10
  • 20 invitations to Honoree VIP Reception preceding Awards Dinner
  • Recognition on stage during event
  • Prominent logo placement in onscreen presentation at event
  • Name listed in program


Legend - $25,000
*Gives a Chaplain to one community to help seniors hand grief in a healthy way

  • Two VIP tables of 8
  • 16 invitations to Honoree VIP Reception preceding Awards dinner
  • Recognition on stage during event
  • Prominent logo placement in onscreen presentation at event
  • Name listed in program


Saint - $10,000
*Provides 1 year of independent living to an older adult who has been given the gift of a long and healthy life, but has outlived his/her savings

  • One VIP table of 10
  • Recognition on stage during event
  • Name listed in program


Hero - $5,000
*Gives home care to a senior living below the poverty level in a HUD-subsidized, Section 8 community, which allows him/her to remain living independently in their Wesley Woods homes

  • 6 reserved VIP seats
  • Name listed in program


Dove - $3,500
*Delivers daily hot meals for one year to a senior living below the poverty level

  • 4 reserved seats
  • Name listed in program


Patron - $2,000
*Supplies apartment furnishings for an older adult who can't afford the basic necessities of their new home without you

  • 2 reserved seats
  • Name listed in program

Questions about sponsorship levels and benefits? Contact Kelly Harris
kelly.harris@wesleywoods.org or (404) 728-6204

PRIOR HONOREES

1990

Eleanor L. Richardson
Constantin Chatov
Dean Rusk
Elbert P. Tuttle

1991

Henry L. Bowden, Sr.
D.W. Brooks
Selma T. Richardson

1992

Martha H. Ellis
Candler Budd
A.B. Padgett
George B. Hightower

1993

Albert J. Bows
Celestine Sibley
Boisfeuillet Jones

1994

William R. Cannon
Rebecca Y. Frazer
Manning M. Pattillo, Jr.

1995

Donald L. Hollowell
Elmo I. Ellis
Frances F. Pauley

1996

Elliott Galloway
Daniel H. Magill, Jr.
LeRoy T. Walker
Charles R. Yates

1997

Beatrice H. Hass
Franklin M. Garrett
Virlyn B. Moore, Jr.

1998

Rawson Haverty
Louise McBee
Randolph W. Thrower

1999

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Louise Richardson Allen
Elliott Goldstein

2000

L. Scott Allen
Leila D. Denmark
Thomas B. Murphy

2001

Rosalynn S. Carter
Homer C. Rice
Herman J. Russell

2002

N. Bond Fleming
Dorothy C. Fuqua
J.B. Fuqua
Louis W. Sullivan

2003

John E. Aderhold
Jeanne Rolfe Ferst
Horace T. Ward

2004

Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt
Clyde Rodbell
Felker W. Ward, Jr.

2005

Henry L. Aaron
J. Willis Hurst, M.D.
Dr. Berta R. Laney
Dr. James T. Laney

2006

Dorothy H. Addison
Gay McLawhorn Love
Marvin H. Shoob
Elizabeth Wilson

2007

W. Lee Burge
Harold A. Dawson, Sr.
Alana Smith Shepherd

2008

Walter E. Massey
Colleen O’Brien Nunn
B. Franklin Skinner

2009

Azira Hill
Jesse Hill
Lou Brown Jewell
Ferrol A. Sams

2010

Paul S. Amos
Mahlon DeLong, M.D.*
Andrew Young

2011

Pat Epps
Sam Massell
Frank Broyles*

2012

S. Truett Cathy
Ann Cramer
Carl Ware
W.N. “Bill” Wilkins*

2013

Vince Dooley
Monica Pearson
Allan Levey, MD*

2014

Reverend Doctor Don Harp
Linton Hopkins, MD
Ingrid Saunders Jones
Lonnie Ali*

2015

Dr. Monica Parker*
Bill Bolling
Shirley Franklin

2016

Dr. J. David Allen
Lillian Budd Darden
Egbert L.J. Perry

2017

Bishop John & Dr. Dolly Adams
Ann Q. Curry
Hank M. Huckaby

*Key to a Cure recipient

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