Heroes, Saints & Legends

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


Dr. Joseph E. Lowery &
(the late) Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery

Civil rights leaders and activists for social justice and human rights

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.

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.

Merritt Steed Bond

Banking industry leader and philanthropist

Recognized for his commitment to addressing the challenges facing vulnerable older 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 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
*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 (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

Patron (Individual) - $1,000 

  • 1 reserved seat
  • Name listed in program

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



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


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


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


Albert J. Bows
Celestine Sibley
Boisfeuillet Jones


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


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


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


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


Rawson Haverty
Louise McBee
Randolph W. Thrower


Ivan Allen, Jr.
Louise Richardson Allen
Elliott Goldstein


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


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


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


John E. Aderhold
Jeanne Rolfe Ferst
Horace T. Ward


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


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


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


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


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


Azira Hill
Jesse Hill
Lou Brown Jewell
Ferrol A. Sams


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


Pat Epps
Sam Massell
Frank Broyles*


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


Vince Dooley
Monica Pearson
Allan Levey, MD*


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


Dr. Monica Parker*
Bill Bolling
Shirley Franklin


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


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

*Key to a Cure recipient

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