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“It is an evening with great entertainment and wonderful attendees who all care about helping those with mental health issues."

- Betsy Akers, 2013 Benefits of Laughter Chair

"This special evening combines the seriousness of serving the needs that exist with the appreciation for the simple things in life such as laughter.”

- Kelly Loeffler, 2013 Benefits of Laughter Chair

Benefits of Laughter

For 18 years, Benefits of Laughter has been delighting the Atlanta community with good laughter for a great cause. Held each fall as our primary fundraiser, the event is a beautiful and exciting evening that applauds the passion and dedication of all those involved with Skyland Trail. Every year, a different comedic guest entertains friends, donors, staff, clients and their families as we come together for a night of celebration.

October 21, 2015

Event Co-chairs: Andrea Montag and Beth Park
Patron Co-chairs: Mary Johnson and Kim Marks
Corporate Co-chairs: John Ferguson and Mark Tipton


2015 Sponsorship Opportunities Available. 
Please contact: Ashley Vance, avance@skylandtrail.org, 678-686-5905
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2014 Benefits of Laughter

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Honoring 2014 Honorary Chairs
Duvall and Rex Fuqua

Client Video:
Changing Lives, Families, and Futures

Extending Hope

More than $6 million have been raised from Benefits of Laughter to support programs and services, including the critical Financial Assistance Program, allowing Skyland Trail to defray treatment costs and extend the benefits of its programs to many more individuals. Attendees comprise more than 650 of Atlanta’s business and corporate, community and philanthropic leaders.

2014 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor:


Platinum Sponsor:
Masters Capital Management

Gold Sponsors:
Atlantic American Corporation
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
The Coca-Cola Company 
First Beacon Investments
Georgia Commerce Bank
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Gray Television 
Holder Construction
Jet Linx
Piedmont Healthcare
Tavistock Group

Silver Sponsors:
Alston & Bird
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Crawford Investment Counsel, Inc.
Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Hennessy Automobile Companies
Hirtle Callaghan & Co.
Intercontinental Exchange
King & Spalding
Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright
Russell Reynolds Associates
Tribridge Residential
Wells Fargo Bank

Benefits of Laughter 2013

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Kelly Loeffler and Betsy Akers

Corporate Chairs:
Jeffrey Sprecher and Steve Sullivan

Patron Chairs:
Lorri McClain and Kim Noonan