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 15 years of service to the Trust 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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Patron Levels
$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 2022 sponsors!







Catering Sponsors

Generous thanks to our patrons!

Juliet and John Allan
Jenny Wheatley Fletcher
Sherry and John Lundeen

Christina and Paul Blackney
Barbara and Les Callahan
Pavielle and Cedrick Dortch
Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale
Frances and Nat Hansford
Libby and Ira Levy
James B. Miller, Jr.
Carey and Bill Peard
Susan and Ted Pound
Art and Cathy Rollins
Mary Aiken Wright

Teri and Mose Bond
Suzette and Stan Brading
Kathy and Norris Broyles
Courtney and Patrick Deveau
Patty and Todd Deveau
Triska Drake and G. Kimbrough Taylor
Mindy and Mike Egan
Friend of the Georgia Trust
Sally and Carl Gable
Jane Price Harmon and Mikell Jones
Paula D. Hill
Christopher Howard and Carey Pickard
Caroline H. Howell
Elena Kaplan
Kathy and Richard Lee
Lori Lucas
Elvira and Jay Mannelly
Charlotte and Bob Margolin
Carmie and Mark McDonald
Betsy and Sandy Morehouse
Jennifer Murray and Marc Dobiecki
Caroline and Charles Neal
Cynthia and Wayne Pierce
Jane and Everett Royal
Peggy and John Shepard
Caryl and Kendrick Smith
David A. Smith
Dean and Bronson Smith
Roger J. Smith
Susan Starr
Tom B. Wight

Dana and David Aldridge
Patricia Ayres and John Spinrad
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Boden III
Merritt Bond
Sara and Keith Chambless
Elizabeth and William deGolian
Amy and Walter Grice
Ellen and Kevin Hayes
Laura Howard
Cathy LaMon and Bob Seymour
Charlotte Lee and Ron Turbayne
Maria McLaurin
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McTier
Lane and Mark Murrah
Elizabeth and Michael Nadal
Nancy and Boyce Norris, Jr.
Terry and Wes Vawter
Dana Watkins
Marion and Hamilton Williams
Carolyn Wills
Kim and Knox Wilmer
Dr. Trevor Woodhams and Jane Woodhams