May 5, 2023
Rhodes Hall, Atlanta

Join us as we celebrate the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 50th anniversary at this year’s Preservation Gala. 

We are bringing it back to 1973, the year the Trust was founded to commemorate this landmark anniversary. We are excited to celebrate during an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing at Rhodes Hall, the “Castle on Peachtree.” Designed by one of Atlanta’s most celebrated young architects for one of the city’s wealthiest men, Rhodes Hall is the most opulent of the many great houses that were built along Peachtree Street in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This 1970s-themed evening will honor Georgia Trust President and CEO Mark C. McDonald for his nearly 40-year career in historic preservation and his wife, Carmie. Event chairs Georgia Schley Ritchie and Mildred Spalding promise a night to remember!

Dress is cocktail attire. Themed 1970s cocktail attire is optional.

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$5,000 Disco Patron (table for 8, limited number of spots available)
$2,000 Funk Patron (4 tickets)
$1,000 Soul Patron (2 tickets)
$600 Rock Host (2 tickets)

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 2023 sponsors!







Catering Sponsors

Generous thanks to our patrons!

Presenting Patrons
Dean and Bronson Smith

All Saints’ Naked Ankles
Juliet and John Allan
Lisa and Bill Douglas
Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale
Sherry and John Lundeen
Mildred and John Spalding
Dr. R. Candy Tate

Tina and Paul Blackney
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher
Frances and Nat Hansford
Ira & Elizabeth (Libby) Levy
Carey and Bill Peard
Dorothy and Miles Snowden
Tom B. Wight

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Askins
Mr. Mickey Betts and Mr. Richard Wilson
Teri and Mose Bond
Sarah and Jim Borders
Kathy and Norris Broyles
Laura and Jim Bynum
Eileen and Raymond Christman
Carol and Jim Dew
Ann and Norman DuPre
Mindy and Mike Egan
Paula D. Hill
Caroline Howell
Elena Kaplan
Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Lovejoy
Mrs. Frank H. Maier, Jr.
Elvira and Jay Mannelly
Sandy and Betsy Morehouse
Jennifer Murray and Marc Dobiecki
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
Michelle and Hector Picon
Susan and Ted Pound
Grace and Bill Quinn
Roger J. Smith and Steven R. Carpenter
David A. Smith
Susan Starr
Elizabeth Barker Walden
Marion and Hamilton Williams

Katy Barksdale
Maysie and Phil Beeson
Merritt S. Bond
Sally and Walter George
Ellen and Kevin Hayes
DeAnna and Gene Kansas
Kathleen and Jeff Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McTier
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan V. Hendricks, III
Denise Messick and Richard Laub
Laura Palickar and Wally Curran
Frances A. Root
Kellie and Charlie Spalding
Margie Spalding
Kim and Knox Wilmer