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Wish Ball

2016 Wish Ball

  • Twelve wish families were in attendance at the Wish Ball.

  • The 12th Annual Wish Ball was held at The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead

  • Wish kids Oliver, Henry, Danielle and Ruby greeted guests

  • The event took place on Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • The marching band leads everyone into the ball room for the evening's program

  • Thanks to presenting sponsor Intercontinental Exchange and event chairs Scott & Hilary Hill!

  • Wish kids Ruby and Connor, their families and emcee Zain Asher

  • Emcee and CNN Anchor Zain Asher welcomes the guests

  • Nearly 500 patrons were in attendance at Wish Ball 2016

  • Emcee Zain Asher with wish kids Connor and Ruby

  • Emcee Zain Asher and VP of Marketing Amy Alvarez with wish kid Connor

  • Board member Mitch Nelson with Make-A-Wish Georgia CEO Tim Earley

  • A dinner by Riz-Carlton Buckhead executive chef Franck Steigerwald was one of the live auction items

  • Two original paintings by local artist Steve Penley were also up for auction

  • Wish kid Ruby performed a dance choreographed in the dance studio from her wish

  • Emcee Zain Asher and wish kid Ruby address the crowd

  • A Wish Ball patron bids on one of the live auction items

  • All of thos in attendance received a special Wish Ball swag bag

  • Dancing the night away at the champagne reception after party

2016 Patron Party

  • The 2016 Wish Ball Patron Party was held on September 15.

  • Wish dad Jonathan Kaufman shares about his daughter Ruby's wish experience.

  • The party was hosted at the home of Mitch and Stephanie Nelson.

  • Thanks to ICE for being the Wish Ball presenting sponsor!

  • Make-A-Wish CEO Tim Earley with wish dad Jonathan Kaufman.

  • Several top Wish Ball supporters and sponsors were invited to the annual Patron Party.

  • The Make-A-Wish Georgia development team ready to greet the guests.

  • Our goal is to raise $900,000 for local wishes at the 12th annual Wish Ball.

  • The Patron Party is another opportunity for supporters to engage with the Make-A-Wish Georgia mission.

  • Guest have the opportunity to meet, mingle and share the power of a wish!

  • There are over 700 children in Georgia waiting for their wishes to be granted.

  • CEO Tim Earley addresses the crowd.

  • Patron party guests enjoy good food and conversation.

  • Thanks to all those who supported Wish Ball as patrons!

2015 Wish Ball

In its 11th year, the Wish Ball raised over $1 million for Make-A-Wish Georgia in a single evening. The event celebrated the chapter's 20th Anniversary with 20 past wish representatives in attendance.

  • The 2015 Wish Ball raised over $1 million for local wishes

  • Twenty former wish kids served as ambassadors for the evening

  • The Wish Ball took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead

  • Guests check in to the sold out event

  • Thanks to board member Susan Been for serving as the event chairman

  • Guests take a look at all of the great silent auction items

  • In addition to the silent auction, there were several super silent auction items

  • Just a few of the 20 wish ambassadors for the evening

  • Wish kid Addisyn and her family

  • Over 600 patrons attended the Wish Ball

  • Twenty former wish kids served as ambassadors for the evening

  • A marching band led guests into the grand ballroom

  • The sold out evening was a major success

  • Wish kid Addisyn found out her wish was coming true

  • Wish kids Addisyn and Henry with their families

  • The theme of the evening was Reaching Higher

  • Wish kid Henry found out his wish to go on a Star Wars cruise was coming true

  • Patrons bidding on items during the live auction

  • Wish kid Oliver thanked all of the guest for supporting local wishes.

  • A procession of wish ambassadors led the guests into the ball room

2015 Patron Party

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, some of the top supporters of the 2015 Wish Ball gathered together to celebrate the upcoming signature event.

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2014 Wish Ball

The 10th Annual Wish Ball was our most successful signature event in our chapter’s history, living up to its theme Reach for the Stars. Held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead on Saturday, October 18, 2014, the black-tie gala raised over $980,000 in one evening!


  • Wish Ball guests show off their stars

  • The 2014 Wish Ball theme was Reach for the Stars

  • Board members Susan Been and Patti Dickey

  • Board members Jim Scholefield, Walter Davis and Al Petrangeli

  • The 2014 Wish Ball was held at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead

  • Wish Ball Chair Susan Been and Make-A-Wish Georgia CEO John Brennan

  • Wish Ball Chair Susan Been addresses the audience

  • Guests help to Fund-A-Wish with their stars

  • The audience is entertained by the band

  • The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead provided an elegant venue for the 2014 Wish Ball.

2013 Wish Ball

The 9th Annual Wish Ball was held at the Georgia Aquarium in October. Under the leadership of Wish Ball Chair Patti Dickey, this signature event raised over $515,000.

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  • W.I.S.H. Society

  • Hank McLarty, Angelica (wish child) and John Brennan

  • Wish Ball Silent Auction

  • Kari Love, Patti Dickey and Susan Been

  • Wish Ball Chair Patti Dickey

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  • Wish Child Angelica

  • Wish Ball Chair Patti Dickey

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