Saturday, May 11, 2024
Home of Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, Atlanta

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Preservation Gala with a
Triple Crown Affair

Enjoy an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing at the stately home of Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, designed by architect James Means. The 8-acre property was once used for bridle paths by an equestrian riding club in Buckhead and still maintains a distinctly rural aspect. Our event chair, Dot Stoller of Atlanta is planning a derby-themed evening to honor outstanding preservationists Betsy and Sandy Morehouse of Burge Club in Mansfield, GA.

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Patron Levels

  • Kentucky Derby – $5,000 (patron level includes table for 8 and entry to the exclusive preview party)
  • Preakness Stakes – $2,500 (patron level includes 4 tickets and entry to the exclusive preview party)
  • Belmont Stakes – $1,250 (patron level includes 2 tickets and entry to the exclusive preview party)
  • Host – $600 (host includes 2 tickets)

Honoring Betsy and Sandy Morehouse

This Kentucky Derby themed evening will honor Betsy and Sandy Morehouse, owners and stewards of the historic Burge Club, a private hunting preserve, and entertainment venue located in Mansfield, Georgia. The Morehouse’s received a Georgia Trust Preservation Award in 2023 for Excellence in Stewardship for their long-term care and maintenance of Burge Club which has been in the family since 1809.

Step into Elegance

Sponsors and patrons ($1250-$5000) will have exclusive access to explore the Flanagan home at the pre-party. The house is thoughtfully sited on a plateau that terraces down to the pasture and Nancy Creek. The 8-acre property was once used for bridle paths by the riding club known as “Saddle and Sirloin” and still maintains a distinctly rural aspect. Completed in 1966, the house was as a labor of love by architect James Means and the original homeowners, Tom and Peggy Martin. Reflecting the Martins’ love of Virginia, the home was designed to evoke the Georgian architecture of the Old Dominion, particularly Carter’s Grove (c.1755) and Westover (c.1750), both on the James River. All of the bricks and flooring were reclaimed from buildings in Atlanta and the Carolinas giving the residence a feeling of great age. Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, the second and current homeowners, retained Norman Askins in 2006 to renovate and expand the home while leaving most of Mean’s work intact. Interior designer Ralph Harvard helped to preserve the original design and architectural details but made the house a comfortable home for an active 21st century family.

About the Preservation Gala

The Georgia Trust’s annual Preservation Gala is a night of lively entertainment and culinary delights from Atlanta’s top caterers. Attendees enjoy fine cuisine, cocktails and music. Dress is cocktail attire.

The Georgia Trust first held a Preservation Ball in 1984 and since then it has been staged at several different venues, including the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgian Terrace Hotel, the Biltmore Ballrooms and Ivy Hall.

This event is held rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.