Bow Wow BRUNCH Animal lovers unite for AHS benefit
In a noble quest to help homeless pets, the Atlanta Humane Society put a fun spin on its spring benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, welcoming 300-plus guests to a Bow Wow Brunch that ditched blacktie formality for family philanthropy. Chaired by Jennifer Healey, the inaugural gala introduced animal lovers of all ages to the life-saving mission of AHS, which placed more than 8,300 dogs and cats into forever homes last year. Ginny Millner, founder of Fix Georgia Pets, was presented with the 2016 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award for her commitment to animal welfare. Su Longman, CEO of Pallet Central Enterprises Inc., took “Top Dog” honors for raising the most money for AHS (over $20,000) in the Who’s in the Doghouse campaign to support vital programs and services. Participants also included Alexandra Wilson from The Weather Channel, Jenner Wood of SunTrust Banks, Jason Pullman and Kristen Gates from 94.9 the Bull, and Southern Seasons’ Eileen Gordon, who were collectively “bailed out” for over $46,000 in this friendly competition leading up to the event. According to statistics from AHS, it costs an average of $560 in complete shelter care to take an animal from being homeless to having a loving home.
Bow Wow Brunch Committee: Katherine Tolliday, Lisa Brooks, Caroline Hanna, Jennifer Healey, Lisa Fuller, Laurie Mallis, Jenny Allen.
“Ginny has dedicated her life to helping animals. She realized the importance of spaying and neutering animals in order to decrease overpopulation, and we are grateful for her making a significant difference in animal welfare in our region.” – Cal Morgan, president/ceo, atlanta humane society
Ginny Millner, recipient of the 2016 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award.
Karen Speigel, Travis Reed, Susan Tucker, John Speigel Southern Seasons Magazine