The 37th Annual Preservation Gala
Soiree on the Savanna


Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Due to the regional and national increases in COVID-19, the Trust has made the difficult decision to postpone our winter and spring events, including the Preservation Gala. We are sorry for these inconveniences. We will update you with new dates and details in the coming weeks. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding and thank you for your continued support.

Join us as we honor and celebrate outstanding preservationists from around the state at the 37th annual Preservation Gala.

Enjoy an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing at Savanna Hall, one of Atlanta’s most iconic neoclassical buildings. Built in 1921, Savanna Hall was home to the Cyclorama for over 90 years. Savanna Hall has been meticulously rehabilitated and provides the perfect setting to honor zealous preservationists and longtime supporters Teri and Mose Bond, Carey and Bill Peard and Georgia Schley Ritchie and Diff Ritchie, all of Atlanta.

Event chairs Tiffany and Blake Alewine promise a night to remember!

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Patron Levels
Enchanted Elephants – $5,000 (patron level includes table for 8)
Legendary Lions – $2,000 (patron level includes 4 tickets)
Gracious Giraffes – $1,000 (patron level includes 2 tickets)
Opulent Ostriches – $600 (host committee includes 2 tickets)

*Limited tickets will be available due to social distancing.

Step inside one of Atlanta’s most iconic neoclassical buildings.

Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Hall will be the setting for the Trust’s 37th annual Preservation Gala, where guests will journey to a Soiree on the Savanna at the African safari-themed event. Built in 1921, Savanna Hall was designed on a grand scale by Atlanta architect John Francis Downing. It was home to the Atlanta Cyclorama for more than 90 years.

Meticulously rehabilitated as a magnificent event space, Savanna Hall still retains many of its original architectural details, including its imposing historic façade, interior terra cotta brick walls, beautifully restored terrazzo floors and original light fixtures on its front terraces.

Image courtesy of Georgia State University Library

Event Chairs Tiffany and Blake Alewine

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.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!










Catering Sponsors

Generous Thanks to our Patrons

Enchanted Elephants
Tiffany and Blake Alewine
Juliet and John Allan
Pavielle and Cedrick Dortch
Lisa and Bill Douglas
Pamela and Neville Isdell
Elena Kaplan
Sherry and John Lundeen
Jennifer Murray and Marc Dobiecki

Legendary Lions
Christina and Paul Blackney
Jennifer W. Fletcher
Frances and Nat Hansford
Caroline Howell
Carey and Bill Peard
Dorothy and Miles Snowden

Gracious Giraffes
Teri and Mose Bond
Kathy and Norris Broyles
Patty and Todd Deveau
Eileen and Beverly M. DuBose III
Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale
Carmie and Mark McDonald
Betsy and Sandy Morehouse
Georgia Schley Ritchie and Diff Ritchie
David A. Smith
John F. Wieland, Jr.
Tom B. Wight

Opulent Ostriches
Beverly Allred
Elkin G. Alston
Penny and George Hart
Kathy and Pete Hendricks
DeAnna and Gene Kansas
Belle Turner Lynch
Frances A. Root
Patricia Ayres and John Spinrad