Event Description:

Please join us as we celebrate 130 years of healing and hope in Atlanta on October 25th, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm at Serpas True Food in the Old Fourth Ward! Celebrating this milestone reminds us that it would not be possible without the support of our community and the relationships developed over the past 130 years. We invite you to this social evening of delicious food, celebration, and special recognition of Anita and Tom Adams and Gail Lewin for their years of compassion and support for Hillside.

Special Recognitions:

Anita and Tom Adams

As longtime residents of Atlanta, Anita and Tom Adams have always held Hillside in a special place. Tom’s involvement with Kiwanis club, along with their neighbor Jo Williams’ relationship with Hillside, cemented their dedication to our mission and children. One of their fondest memories was when their daughter, Susan, became Chair of Hillside’s Board of Directors, further reinforcing the family’s special commitment. Some other highlights of the family’s involvement include dedicating the Jo Williams cottage to their beloved neighbor and Tom negotiating Hillside’s purchase of the Monroe property. In his spare time, Tom volunteers with the Appalachian Trail and cheers on the Vanderbilt and Atlanta Braves baseball teams. After a long and rewarding career in deaf education and audiology, Anita now enjoys listening to books on tape. The two are film buffs who participate in a weekly movie group, viewing everything from Oscar contenders to obscure documentaries. After their years of civic engagement, they encourage people to show up and to find ways to give back.

Gail Lewin

Gail first became involved with Hillside in 2008, after participating in a Halloween 5k. The following year, she and her team volunteered on campus at a special event, and she was hooked! She vividly recalls collecting pajamas for Hillside kids and receiving a thank note from a boy who wrote that he had never owned pajamas before. From that moment on, she has been fully committed to Hillside’s mission and the children we serve. In her spare time, Gail enjoys researching her genealogy, baking, visiting her Maine cabin, and helping her son Kevin plan his October wedding. She and her husband like to watch TV or play a competitive game of cribbage in the evenings. Her personal motto is “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” She embodies this philosophy with her tireless support and advocacy for Hillside’s children. Each year, she coordinates and participates in BOMA Skills Day, BOMA Field Day, and the BOMA Holiday Party.

Event Details:

Join us on October 25th, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm at Serpas True Food in the Old Fourth Ward. There will be live entertainment, complimentary valet, complimentary beer and wine, and food and dessert prepared by renowned Chef Serpas.

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Sponsorships are still available. Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities that include exciting benefits such as brand placement in Atlanta Magazine, corporate ice cream parties with the kids, and photo booth branding. Sponsorships are limited and we ask for commitments to be made by September 10th. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Evan Pearson at Epearson@hside.org