“The event is truly an enjoyable evening. You come away feeling like you’ve been entertained, but you also know that you supported an organization and a cause that is really important.”

- Lorri McClain, 2016 Benefits of Laughter Co-Chair


"It is an event that is very close to my heart. There is such a stigma around mental illness and this event really helps break down that stigma.”

- Donna Davidson, 2016 Benefits of Laughter Co-Chair

Benefits of Laughter

For 19 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.

CONTACT:
Ashley David, 678-686-5905, adavid@skylandtrail.org

Benefits of Laughter 2017

Join us for the 2017 Benefits of Laughter on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The St. Regis Atlanta with entertainment by comedian Nate Bargatze.

Purchase a Table



Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Event Co-Chairs

Event chairs Jane and Clay Jackson invite you to Benefits of Laughter on Thursday, October 19.

2017 Entertainment


Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian with previous appearances on Comedy Central, Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Patron Committee

The Patron Committee, headed by patron co-chairs Christine and Bill Ragland, is encouraging families to leverage Benefits of Laughter as an opportunity to introduce their friends and colleagues to the important work of Skyland Trail by purchasing a table or becoming a patron.


Become a Patron

Corporate Committee

The Corporate Committee, headed by corporate chair Andy Stull, is busy securing corporate sponsorships that will help us provide financial aid scholarships. Learn more about 2017 sponsorship opportunities.


Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 Benefits of Laughter Review

Led by event co-chairs  Donna Davidson and Lorri McClain, Benefits of Laughter 2016 welcomed 650 guests and raised more than $825,000, which will support financial assistance and therapeutic programs at Skyland Trail. Learn More >

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Offering Hope, Saving Lives

More than $10 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.

2017 Sponsors


Leadership Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor





Gold Sponsors
Holder Construction
IBERIABANK
Intercontinental Exchange
MONTAG
Voices of Hope