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Georgia Wine and Roses Gala Raises more than $347,000 to Support CF Foundation’s Mission

June 16, 2014


Guests from Comcast, a presenting sponsor of the Georgia Chapter’s Wine and Roses Gala, gather around a Rockefeller Center table-scape. The New York City-themed event raised more than $347,000 to help support the search for a cure.

Touches of The Big Apple were seen throughout the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Georgia Chapter’s New York City-themed Wine and Roses Gala, which raised more than $347,000 to help support the search for a cure in April.

Individually designed Manhattan landmark table-scapes decorated and donated by Paul Brummer of Rooms in Bloom were on each table at the Atlantic Athletic Club, where 350 guests enjoyed a seated dinner, wine pairings and live entertainment.

Before the dinner, presenting sponsors Comcast and BB&T each made a “Here’s to a Cure” toast, reminding guests why their involvement in the Foundation is so important.

The evening’s live auction featured extravagant, experienced-based prizes, including a MetLife stadium VIP package for any New York Jets or Giants game, a four-night stay at any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property and a six-course Chef’s Dinner at Cabernet Steakhouse.

Dreams for the Future

Special guest David Potts of ARRIS was honored with the Gala’s “Heart of Gold” Award, which recognizes an individual that has had a significant impact on the Gala and has gone above and beyond to help accelerate the search for a cure.


Representatives from ARRIS show their support for the search for a cure at the Georgia Chapter’s Wine and Roses Gala. As a partnership sponsor, ARRIS helped contribute to the event’s success. 

In a moving Bid for a Cure speech, CF father Jeff Burnett told guests about his 18-month-old daughter, Sutton Grace, and his hopes for her future.

“Think about your own dreams, and the dreams you share for your loved ones,” he said. “Your gifts tonight can help Sutton Grace, and all people with CF, achieve their dreams and live longer, healthier lives.”

The Georgia Chapter would like to thank corporate sponsors:

  • Comcast
  • BB&T
  • Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods
  • PwC
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Evercore
  • EY
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Munich RE
  • 3PD

Committee Chairs and dedicated volunteers:

  • Larry & Linda Freeland – Event Chairs
  • Justine Hollinsworth & David Morton – Auction Chairs
  • Barbara Bricker
  • Paul Brummer
  • Ron & Kaye Carter
  • Mike & Allison DeKoning
  • Jan DeSalvo
  • Julie Dunn Eichenberg
  • Jonathan Gillespie
  • Brian & Connie Hood
  • Rick Lang
  • Nancy McAllister
  • Robin Ives Moncrief
  • Krista Oliver
  • Chuck & Becky Penuel
  • David & Ann Potts
  • Jennifer Vetter
  • Cathy Workmon

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau.