Sir Richard Branson and President Jimmy Carter Headline Sold-Out Captain Planet Foundation Benefit Gala at Georgia Aquarium


Atlanta’s Largest Environmental Education Fundraiser Takes Place December 7th

ATLANTA – The Captain Planet Foundation is excited to present their annual Benefit Gala, one of the largest environmental fundraising events in the Southeast, on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Georgia Aquarium.  This highly popular annual charitable event raises funds for Captain Planet Foundation’s (CPF) mission, which supports high-quality, hands-on environmental education programs for the next generation of environmental stewards and global change-makers.

Green carpet arrivals include media mogul, Ted Turner, and honored guests Sir Richard Branson and President Jimmy Carter.  In an encore performance from last year, 27-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Alison Krauss will perform a live, intimate concert.

Gala Co-Chairs Laura Turner Seydel and Elizabeth DuPree Lynch will also be joined by Premier Sponsor Fisker Automotive founder, Henrik Fisker, and Captain Planet award recipient Patrice Maynard, leader for Outreach and Development of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

Presenting sponsors include: Atlanta Magazine, Cartier, Cartoon Network, Georgia Power, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, Pratt Industries, Inc, SPANX, and Humanitarian Partner Elizabeth DuPree Lynch & Dr. William Helvie.  Sustaining Partners include: Active Productions, BFG Communications, Bold American Catering, Crawford Media Services, Inc., Publix Supermarkets, Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Dr. Randy Rudderman and Jennifer Jiunta, SCANA Energy, The Coca-Cola Company, Ted’s Montana Grill, TR Digital, Verizon Wireless and W Hotels.

Guests can expect to mingle with high-profile celebrities and civic leaders, enjoy live musical entertainment, bid on stellar live and super silent auction items [featuring one-of-a-kind trips and eco-luxury experiences], enjoy premium cocktails, a fabulous reception and dinner by Wolfgang Puck, and a fantastic after-party at the W Hotel downtown!

For more than 20 years, the Captain Planet Foundation has leveraged millions of dollars with foundation and corporate partners to directly fund almost 1 million youth participants in hands-on environmental education programs. The organization funds projects in all 50 states and in 20 countries around the globe.