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WellStar Foundation Annual Gala


Since our beginning 20 years ago, the WellStar Foundation Grand Gala has raised funds to support research and vital services for some of the communities’ most pressing needs. In fact, in the past four years alone, the Grand Gala has raised over $1.2 million. That’s funds raised in the community and reinvested in the community.

Click here to support the Starlight Grand Gala.


2017 Grand Gala

This event will celebrate the many physicians, clinicians, volunteers and community philanthropists who are so dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our local communities. Proceeds will benefit one of the most vital and immediate healthcare services throughout WellStar’s System - trauma. Additional details on the 2017 Starlight Grand Gala will be announced soon! Email Amy Thomas at or call 770-956-GIVE (4483) if you are interested in learning about available sponsorship opportunities.

2016 Grand Gala

The 2016 WellStar Foundation Starlight Grand Gala will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria. This festive evening is an opportunity for corporate and community stakeholders to honor local healthcare heroes and the remarkable physicians and clinicians who serve our community. Click here to learn more about supporting this year’s event through various sponsorship opportunities or the purchase of individual tickets at $250. Contact Kati Hyland at 470-956-6673 or with questions or more information.

2015 Grand Gala

Over 650 guests joined what was a very meaningful and fun evening of stars on Saturday, April 18. Thanks to so many, over $265,000 in proceeds will go toward much needed neonatal intensive care units to help the most fragile lives we serve, in addition to vein finders for patients of all ages. Click here to view and/or purchase photos.

2014 Roaring Twenties Gala

Nearly 600 guests attended as more than a quarter-million dollars were raised to benefit a comprehensive stroke program in our five county service area.

2013 Gridiron Gala

Over 600 guests attended and more than $350,000 was raised for "A Campaign Today for More Tomorrows" to transform cancer care in our community.

2012 Fire & Ice

Over 600 guests attended and over $400,000 raised for cancer care.

2011 Run for the Roses

$231,000 raised for Cardiac Health Promotion and Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain: WellStar's second in-patient community hospice.