Heroes, Saints & Legends

Thursday March 28th, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  /  Flourish

MEET OUR HONOREES

Mr. J. Neal Purcell

Vice Chairman, Audit - KMPG LLP (retired)

Recognized for his commitment to a strong and healthy community through leadership in civic, corporate and United Methodist organizations

Mr. Ray M. Robinson

President, AT&T Southern Region (retired)

Recognized for his commitment to revitalizing the undeserved and history community of East Lake and its home as the host of the PGA Tour Championship

Ms. Lyn & Dr. Bob Turknett

Co-founders and Co-chairmans, Turknett Leadership Group

Recognized for their commitment to assuring our community's leaders lead with character and ethics while promoting mental health advocacy for all

About Heroes, Saints & Legends

Since 1990, Heroes, Saints & Legends has honored individuals who through a lifetime commitment to leadership, service 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 (one sponsorship available)
*Provides an on-site 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
  • 8 invitations to Honoree Reception on October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club Brookhaven (if secured by October 18, 2018)
  • Name listed in all mailings related to the event, including but not limited to: volunteer leadership mailings, invitation (if secured by January 28, 2019), and program (if secured by March 12, 2019)
  • Prominent name / logo placement in onscreen presentation at event
  • Recognition on stage during event


Legend - $25,000
*Gives Pastoral Care to one community to help seniors hand grief when they experience loss

  • Two VIP tables of 8
  • 6 invitations to Honoree Reception on October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club Brookhaven (if secured by October 18, 2018)
  • Name listed in invitation (if secured by January 28, 2019)
  • Name listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)
  • Prominent name / logo placement in onscreen presentation at event
  • Recognition on stage during event


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

  • One VIP table of 10
  • 4 invitations to Honoree Reception on October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club Brookhaven (if secured by October 18, 2018)
  • Name listed in invitation (if secured by January 28, 2019)
  • Name listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)
  • Recognition on stage during event


Hero - $5,000
*Gives a year of fitness classes to one community of seniors, allowing them to remain living independently in their Wesley Woods homes.

  • 6 reserved VIP seats
  • 2 invitations to Honoree Reception on October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club Brookhaven (if secured by October 18, 2018)
  • Name listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)
  • Prominent name / logo placement in onscreen presentation at event


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

  • 4 reserved seats
  • 2 invitations to Honoree Reception on October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club Brookhaven (if secured by October 18, 2018)
  • Name listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)
  • Recognition on stage during event


Patron (Couple) - $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
  • Names listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)

Patron (Individual) - $1,000 

  • 1 reserved seat
  • Name listed in program (if secured by March 12, 2019)

Questions about sponsorship levels and benefits? Contact Kelli Naughton
kelli.naughton@wesleywoods.org or (404) 728-6857

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

2018

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery & Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery
Edward J. "Jack" Hardin
Merritt Steed Bond

*Key to a Cure recipient

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