2018 Gatsby & Gardens Gala Recap

December 12, 2018

A Spectacular Evening of Celebration and Fundraising!


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The Captain Planet Foundation presented its annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, on Dec. 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The charitable evening recognized extraordinary environmental change-makers and raised over $500,000 to support the Foundation’s programs and mission.

Adrian Grenier, actor (“Entourage”), filmmaker, musician, environmentalist and philanthropist, received the Superhero for Earth Award for his dedication to ocean health. Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, a student leader in the 1960s civil rights movement, pastor emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, and environmental justice activist, received the Exemplar Award.

Teenage environmentalists Robbie Bond, Dyson Chee, Coda Christopherson, Chloe Mei Espinosa, and Steff McDermott received Young Superhero for Earth Awards.

CNN anchor Christi Paul emceed. Gala co-chairs were Pamela Atkins & Roy Neill.

“Green carpet” arrivals included media mogul Ted Turner, actor/comedian Chris Tucker, Grenier, and Durley, among others. Guests mingled with celebrities and civic leaders, enjoyed live musical entertainment, bid on stellar live and silent auction items featuring  one-of-a-kind trips and eco-luxury experiences, and enjoyed a cocktail reception and three-course dinner.



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The Gala’s Premiere Sponsors are Delta Air Lines and the Isdell Family Foundation. Presenting Sponsors are Atlanta MagazineDavis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed; Jane Smith Turner Foundation; Luxury Cayman Villas; Turner Foundation; and VRTU; Sustaining partners are Atlanta Falcons Youth FoundationDole Packaged Foods, LLCDrummondEventologieSpanxTed’s Montana GrillThe Coca-Cola Company; and Voya Financial.