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“We made a vow that our financial support of Skyland Trail is an important way for us to give back to our community. By lending our support to Benefits of Laughter, as co-chairs, we are excited to share the Skyland Trail message with others and leverage our support for even higher returns.”

- Stan Sands, 2018 Benefits of Laughter Chair

Benefits of Laughter

For 21 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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

6:15 p.m. Reception 
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Contact: Kathleen Rast, 678-686-5913krast@skylandtrail.org

Benefactor and Patron Opportunities



Corporate Sponsorship opportunites



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2018 Event Chairs


Event Chairs Stan and Donna Sands



Corporate Chair Robert Wynne and his wife Margie


Patron Chairs Mary and Tom Watson

Entertainment



Roy Wood, Jr.
 is a stand-up comedian with previous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

2017 Benefits of Laughter Review

Led by event chairs Jane and Clay Jackson, the event welcomed more than 500 guests and raised more than $825,000, which will support financial assistance and therapeutic programs at Skyland Trail. 
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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.

Leadership Sponsor




Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Atlanta Fine Homes | Sotheby’s
International 
J.B. Fuqua Foundation
Donna and Stan Sands
Betsy and Mark West 



Gold Sponsor

BNY Mellon Wealth Management 
Holder Construction
IBERIABANK
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
Jet Linx
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors,
L.P.
Masters Capital Management, LLC 
MONTAG
Renasant Bank 
Shaifer Capital
WellsFargo



Silver Sponsor

Atlantic American Corporation

BlueCross BlueShield of South
Carolina
Crawford Investment Counsel
Emory Department of Psychiatry
& Behavioral Sciences
Georgia Natural Gas
Gray Television 
Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
Homrich Berg Wealth
Management 
Ironwood Insurance Services, LLC
JP Morgan Chase Bank 
The Laughing Skull Lounge 
NAI Brannen/Goddard, LLC 
PNC 
Printpack 
PwC
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sherlock’s Wine Merchant