Twelve wish families were in attendance at the Wish Ball.
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
All of thos in attendance received a special Wish Ball swag bag
A Wish Ball patron bids on one of the live auction items
Dancing the night away at the champagne reception after party
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
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!
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
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
Wish Ball Patron Party
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