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St. Mary’s 18th Annual Gala

An elegant event hosted by St. Mary’s Foundation benefiting St. Mary’s Neurological Services.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Athens Country Club
Music by All In One
Silent Auction
Live Auction by Sam Williamson, Auctioneer
Seated Dinner & Dancing

Sponsors and Auction Items

For sponsorship and/or ticket information for the Gala that will be held on September 22, 2018, at Athens Country Club, please contact Emily O’Rear at 706.389.3928 or

2018 Gala Sponsors

Live Auction Sponsor

T.K. Anderson Designs

Raffle Sponsor

JWR Jewelers, Inc.

Diamond Sponsors

Jack and Joy Davis
Anesthesia Consultants of Athens
Zaxby’s Franchising, LLC


State Bank & Trust
Athens Radiology Associates
Georgia Power Company
Oconee State Bank


LAD Logistics, Inc.
The Commercial Bank
St. Mary’s Neurological Specialists
Jackson EMC
Kindred Rehabilitation Services
Medical Reimbursements of America
Fitzgerald/Roberts Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Sam Williamson, Auctioneer
Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty
Georgia Neurological Surgery & Comprehensive Spine
The Georgian Press
Golden Pantry
Office of the President, University of Georgia

Pearl Sponsors

American Pest Control
Drs. Greenbaum, Muir & Weissman of the Children’s Pediatric Subspecialty Group
Dalton Carpet One
First American Bank & Trust
First Madison Bank & Trust
Hughes Subaru
Kent D. Garbee
maxRTE – A Division of HFMI
Online Athens / Athens Banner Herald
Stadion Money Management

2018 Gala Auction Items


One night complimentary stay at the Hyatt Place, Athens – Hyatt Place, Athens

Two nights at the Graduate – Graduate Hotel, Athens

Trip to Antigua (7 nights) – Hinzman Holdings, LLC

One week stay at Amelia Island, FL – Rick Reynolds & Norma Pylant

Two (2) tickets to the Georgia Club Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes – The Georgia Club Foundation

Four (4) tickets to the Morgan County Historical Society Christmas Tour of Homes and lunch – Morgan County Historical Society

One night stay at the James Madison Inn and a one hour massage at Integrated Mind & Body Work – The James Madison Inn and Holly Thurmond

Two (2) one hour horseback trail rides with dinner at Southern Cross Guest Ranch – Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Wine & Dine

$800 gift certificate for catering at Trumps Catering – Trumps Catering

Dinner for six (6) in your home by Chef Chris McCook – Chef Chris McCook

Five course dinner for up to 8 guests at The National – Peter Dale, The National

Dinner for four (4) at the Pine & dinner for six (6) at The Pub on Main – SP2 Hospitality, LLC

Four (4) course dinner with wine for six (6) people at the Bistro off Broad – Bistro off Broad

Dine out Package – Hilltop Grille; Marker 7; Charlie Graingers; Last Resort Grill; The Falls; The Expat; Mamma’s Boy; Taqueria Del Sol; La Parilla

$100 gift certificate to The Classic Center and $100 gift card at DePalma’s – The Classic Center; DePalma’s Italian Café

Four (4) bottles of wine from Fox Winery and two (2) bottles of red wine from Kaya Vineyard & Winery – Cathy Hefner and Kaya Vineyard and Winery

Basket of St. Mary’s Special Events Committee’s favorite bottles of wine – St. Mary’s Special Events Committee

Gift basket with Condor Chocolate bars, gift cards from Seabear, Maepole and more – Peter Dale; Condor; Seabear; Maepole; The National

Gourmet Basket/Salty & Sweet from The Flower & Gift Basket – Flower & Gift Basket

Fresh Market basket and wine lovers basket from Uncommon Gourmet – The Fresh Market; Anne Wells, Uncommon Gourmet

Fire & Flavor basket – Fire and Flavor


White freshwater pearl & diamond drop earrings – Aurum Studios, LTD

Lady’s rose gold Tissot quartz wrist watch – Spencer’s Jewelers

Turquoise & antique brass collar – Patricia Jaliu, Mineral Forest

Brown seed pearl necklace & brown beaded purse – Leigh Morrison/Bonnie Leigh’s Accessories

Multi-strand necklace – Ginkgo Creations, Patti McWhorter

Gingko leaf earrings and Gingko leaf pin – SD Designs, Sylvia Dawe

Silver and blue glass bead necklace and earrings – Andree Kosak, Andie’s Glass

Fresh water pearl necklace – Lynn Elmore – Winding Brook Designs

Art & Pottery

Floral painting by Cecel Allee – Cecel Allee

24 x 24 painting by Ansley Perno – Ansley Perno

Framed antique map of Georgia – Athens Art & Frame

UGA football player painting by Heidi Hensley – Heidi Hensley

Two (2) oil paintings by Carol Chalmers – Carol Chalmers

Painting of an English garden by Bonnie Dirr – Bonnie Dirr

“Three Shacks on Paper” painting by Beverly Buchanan – Prudence Lopp

Bulldog acrylic painting by Mary Ann Cox – Mary Ann Cox

“Centered and Searching” paintings by Bev Jones – Bev Jones

Two (2) bird paintings by Jessica Reynolds – Jessica Reynolds

“God of Ocean Tide” painting by Nan Mautz – Nan Mautz

Floral painting by Madeline Meeks Kennon – Madeline Meeks Kennon

Decorative Lidded Vase by Alice Woodruff Pottery – Alice Woodruff

R. Wood vase – Rebecca Wood

Blown glass vase by Bendzuna’s Glass – Bendzuna’s Glass

Photography package – Shannon Bailey

Home & Garden

Ceramic table lamp – Appointments at Five

Lamp from Athens Interior Market – Athens Interiors

Gold lamp – House Electric

Area rug cleaning – The Lewis Company Floors

Athens/UGA basket with gift cards, cookbooks, UGA items and more – Cathy Hefner; Taziki’s; Tailgate-Georgia; Rebecca Lang; Jamie Calkin; Kevin Florence/Add Drugs; Natty Michelle Paperie; Beth Hughes/Little Light Co.; Jeanine Russell/Studio in the Sticks; John Stanford Hayes; IV Seasons Fashions; Seth McWhorter

Flower arrangements by Elizabeth Ann Florist – Lynne Yarbrough, Elizabeth Ann Florist

Wedding gift package and $100 gift card to European Florals – PlainJane Designs; Brett Glen, European Floral Design

Board and Brush package – Board & Brush

Ten (10) full service clean & shine at Bulldog Car Wash – Bulldog Car Wash

Two (2) handcrafted tabletop Christmas trees – Barbara Dooley and Leigh Morrison

Hand painted nativity set – burton + BURTON

Basket of Christmas & Crosses – burton + BURTON

Sports & Leisure

Football signed by UGA Hall of Famers – Jack and Joy Davis

Football signed by Coaches Kirby Smart; Ray Goff; Jim Donnan and Vince Dooley – Jack and Joy Davis

UGA football helmet signed by Coaches Kirby Smart; Ray Goff; Jim Donnan and Vince Dooley – Jack and Joy Davis

Coach Vince Dooley signed collection – Coach Vince Dooley

Two (2) sky suite tickets for the UGA vs. UMass football game – Synovus

Tour or the UGA Athletics football complex with Coach Kirby Smart – Coach Kirby Smart

Gwinnett Stripers suite package – Georgia Power

Beck Tennis Academy package and gift cards at Dick’s Sporting Goods – Beck Tennis Academy; Anonymous

Two (2) framed posters by Jack Davis – Manny Diaz; Athens Art & Frame

One (1) round of golf for three (3) at Waterfall Country Club – Waterfall Country Club

Four (4) rounds of golf at Jennings Mill Country Club – Jennings Mill Country Club

Four (4) rounds of golf at Athens Country Club – Athens Country Club

Four (4) green fees at the Georgia Club – Mike O’Malley, The Georgia Club

Mizuno red Coca-Cola golf bag – Jack and Joy Davis

Mizuno golf clubs – Chuck Couch; Mizuno

Mizuno golf bag – Chuck Couch; Mizuno

Golden Pantry Yeti 65 cooler – Golden Pantry

Caterpillar basket – Caterpillar

Miscellaneous Georgia Bulldog gifts – University Spirit

UGA Peter Milar shirt (size L) – Dick Ferguson

“UGA Game Day” outfit from Onward Reserve – Onward Reserve

Beauty & Fitness

Talbots shopping experience plus a black wrap and red/gold bracelet – Talbots

Ciao Milano coat from Heery’s Clothes Closet – Rusty Heery, Heery’s Clothes Closet

Velvet clutch – Sonia Says

$750 Coolsculpting gift certificate at The Moore Center – The Moore Center for Plastic Surgery

Botox with Dr. Stephen Lober – Dr. Stephen Lober

A $500 gift experience with Gumucio Plastic Surgery – Gumucio Plastic Surgery

$100 gift certificate to Thomas Eye Center and a Costa sunglass basket – Dr. Stuart Thomas; Thomas Eye Center

Six (6) month family membership at the YMCA – YMCA

St. Mary’s Wellness Center package – St. Mary’s Wellness Center

Four (4) transformer personal training sessions – Transfit Athens

One-on-one private makeup lesson and product basket – Jennifer Duvall

For The Children

Children’s educational books – Cathy Hefner

Handmade baby quilt – Gail Smith

BMW ride-on car – Phoebe Hughes

Handmade girl’s dresses (size 5T) and tooth fairy pillow – Allison Polsinelli and Anonymous


Two (2) Club level tickets to the UGA vs Florida football game on October 27, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. Seats are on the 40 yard line. – Jack and Joy Davis

One (1) week stay at one of the 11 properties located in Italy for four people. Each property features at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, a kitchen and living area. Offer is indefinite. – Leone Hinzman

18K yellow gold diamond pendant – T.K. Anderson Designs, Live Auction Sponsor

Dinner for 14 at the home of Barbara and Vince Dooley prepared by St. Mary’s Highland Hills Chef Charles Beasley, and wine donated by St. Mary’s Foundation. Two flower arrangements from Always, Always Flowers – Barbara and Vince Dooley; Chef Charles Beasley; Sodexo; Always Always Flowers; St. Mary’s Foundation

16 x 20 Original Steve Penley painting – Steve Penley

Golf for two (2) with Coach Kirby Smart at Athens Country Club – Coach Kirby Smart; Athens Country Club

Bid $200 and go to VIDANTA! Seven (7) night “Pick-Your-Paradise” for 2 adults at your choice of a luxury Vidanta Resort located in Mexico! Destinations of Vidanta Resorts include Acapulco, Los Cabos, Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun-Riveria Maya, Puerto Penasco, Puerto Vallarta. How does it work? Bid $2,000 and you win this trip. How many people can win? Unlimited! Visit for more information and pictures. – Vidanta Resorts


SS 18″ FWP 16×13 mm Baroque pearl multi-color necklace – JWR Jewelers, Raffle Sponsor

Premium party basket filled with seven bottles of the finest liquors – J’s Bottle Shop; ABC Package; Five Points Bottle Shop


$150 Single

$200 Single with VIP Reception

$300 Couple

$400 Couple with VIP Reception

Sponsorship levels

Diamond Extraordinaire – $7,500

Includes a reserved table for 10 of your choice with drinks provided, sponsor table signage, 10 VIP Reception tickets, centerpiece, top billing in all advertising and private wait staff. Limited to one sponsor.

Diamond – $5,000

Includes a reserved table for 10 next to the dance floor, sponsor table signage, 10 VIP reception tickets, top billing in program and advertising.

Ruby – $3,500

Includes a reserved table for 10 close to the dance floor, sponsor table signage, 4 VIP reception tickets, billing in program and advertising.

Sapphire – $2,500

Includes a reserved table for 10 in the main ballroom, sponsor table signage, mention in the program and advertising.

Pearl – $1,500

Includes reserved seating for 6, sponsor table signage, mention in program and advertising.

To sponsor this event, please contact Emily Lewis: 706.389.3928 or

St. Mary’s Health Care System is a private, non-profit health care network serving a multi-county area of Northeast Georgia. We provide St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, and St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. St. Mary’s also includes a retirement community with memory care, home health care/hospice services, multiple physician practices, and numerous outpatient facilities and community outreach programs. St. Mary’s is on the cutting edge of community health and utilizes advanced technologies to provide high quality care for the communities we serve. St. Mary’s is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care providers.