2022 Journeys Magazine


EACH YEAR, SKYLAND TRAIL HOSTS several unique fundraising events. Each event offers a fun and distinct experience and an opportunity to support recovery for individuals with mental illness. We are honored by your participation and especially grateful to our volunteers and sponsors.

Benefits of Laughter 2022

October 22, 2022

Event Chairs:
Ginny Brewer and Sally Singletary

Patron Chairs:
Kay and Jim Douglass and Swati and Rahul Patel

Corporate Chair:
Jim Kerr

Sally Singletary and Ginny Brewer
Sally Singletary and Ginny Brewer

On Thursday, October 22, 2022, Skyland Trail hosted the 25th annual Benefits of Laughter, which nearly $1.3 million for mental health treatment services at Skyland Trail. The nearly $1.3 million, a record amount for the annual event, will support the Mark C. West Financial Aid Program that helps removes financial barriers to treatment for adults and teens struggling with psychiatric disorders. More than 600 guests gathered at The St. Regis Atlanta. Attendees learned about the impact of art, music, horticultural and recreational therapies on client recovery and enjoyed a comedic performance.

(Photography by Kim Link)

Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk 2022

September 10, 2022

Participants in the Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk take off from the starting line

Skyland Trail’s inaugural 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents. Nearly 300 individuals participated in the event, which raised more than $76,000 to support the evidence-based treatment programs at Skyland Trail and to help remove financial barriers for families in need. Thank you to the many teams, sponsors, individuals and volunteers who helped make the event a success.

Associates Luncheon 2022

March 18, 2022

Cat Lindauer,
2022 Associates President

Scottie Schoen,
2022 Associates Vice President

Scottie Schoen (left) and Cat Lindauer (right)
Scottie Schoen (left) and Cat Lindauer (right)

The 2022 Associates Spring Luncheon was held at the Piedmont Driving Club on Friday, March 18, 2022. More than 300 guests attended the 15th annual Associates Spring Luncheon event, which raised more than $130,000. The keynote speaker was Amy Morin, LCSW. Morin, who is editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, a licensed therapist, and an author, described strategies to modify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. A parent of a Skyland Trail adult program graduate also shared her family's story of treatment and recovery.

Cat Lindauer, Beth Finnerty, Amy Morin, Scottie Schoen

Skyland Trailblazers Event Series 2022

Trailblazers Leadership:
Alison Blue

Julia Gray Kimball
Vice Chair


Skyland Trail launched a new group in 2021 for emerging philanthropic community leaders called the Skyland Trailblazers. Trailblazers events in 2022 raised $45,000, which will be directed toward financial aid for adolescent clients and families. Trailblazers 2022 events included a mother-child playdate at The Peach Pit, a golf social at Intown Golf Club, a happy hour at RoundTrip Brewing Company, and a holiday shopping event at Odd McLean. Trailblazers engaged 57 members and 10 sponsors in 2022.

Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors
Atlantic American & Gray Television
Cox Enterprises
Delta Airlines
Georgia Power

Platinum Sponsors
Genuine Parts Company
Isdell Family Foundation
King & Spaulding
Lupin Foundation
The J.B. Fuqua Foundation
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Betsy and Mark West
Margie and Robert Wynne

Gold Sponsors
Angel Oak Companies
Arrow Exterminators
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Brown & Brown
Crawford Investment Counsel
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
First Horizon
Georgia Banking Company
Homrich Berg Wealth Management
Jackson Healthcare
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Montag Wealth Management
Resurgens Technology Partners
WDG Real Estate Partners
Meg and Jeff Arnold
Jennifer and Tom Bell
Liz and Frank Blake
Michele and Patrick Boushka
Kit and David Bowlin
Ginny and Charles Brewer
Christmas Creek Charitable Fund
Colliers International
ELK Foundation
Duval and Rex Fuqua
Lorre and George Gaudiosi
Anne and Berny Gray
Gay and Erksine Love Foundation
Patrice and Ernest Greer and Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Rand and Seth Hagen
Beth and Tommy Holder
Kristin and Jim Howard
Beth and Don Inman
Frances and Jim Kerr
Carla Knobloch
Amy and Nevin Kreisler
Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher
Lorin and Matt Middelthon
Karen and Richard Parker
Patty and Doug Reid
Andrea and Tim Rollins
Tricia and Maurice Rosenbaum
Beth and Jerry Shaifer
Sally and Ross Singletary

Silver Sponsors
Alston & Bird
Wendy and Neal Aronson
Nancy and Doug Bryant and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
Catherine and Lloyd Clark
Leslie and Stan Conway
Donna and Chip Davidson
Kay and Jim Douglass
Nan and Ed Easterlin
Fulcrum Equity Partners
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta
Susan and Jim Hannan
Roya and Bahman Irvani
Jane and Clay Jackson
Mary and Neil Johnson
Stacey and Don Leebern
Kim and Greg Marks
Swati and Rahul Patel
Maria and Tim Tassopoulos
Carrie and Scott Taylor

Bronze Sponsors
Betsy and Scott Akers
John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation
Shannon and Stan Dixon
Carol and Charles Doty
Beth Finnerty and David Martin
Cindy and John Ferguson
Amy Kim and John Gira
Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale
The Home Depot Foundation
Barby and Bert Levy / Arnall Golden Gregory Private Wealth
NAI Brannen Goddard
New South Construction
Christine and Bill Ragland
Julie and Ty Smith / USI Insurance Services
Michelle and Steve Sullivan
Olivia and Zach Wall
Beth and Julian Williamson

Media Sponsor
The Atlantan

Leadership Sponsors
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
First Horizon
Home Luxury Real Estate
The Shaifer family

Gold Sponsors
Around the Table Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Norfolk Southern
Shayla Rumely
Betsy West

Silver Sponsors
Anna Paré Dermatology Consultants
Nancy Caswell
Julie Collins
Nan Easterlin
Duvall Fuqua
Sharon Falconer and Live Oak Caregivers
Suci Jackson
Catherine and Doug Lindauer
Lauren and John McColskey
Karen Parker
Patty Reid
Denise Rezek
Tricia Rosenbaum
Scottie Schoen
VPI Designs

Presenting Sponsor
ZWJ Investment Counsel

Silver Sponsors
Yancey Bros. Co.
New South Construction
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Lake Oconee Ace Hardware
Unique Treasures
Ansley Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate

Bronze Sponsors
Apollo Primm Commercial Roofing
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Christmas Creek Charitable Fund
Redpen Procurement
Riley’s Wish Foundation
Wholeheart Psychotherapy

Media Sponsor

Hil Harper

Julie and Bryan Jones
Betts C. Love
Margaret and Brady Sumner
Chris West

Alison and Will Blue
Kwynn and Chris Everest
Madison Scott

DID YOU KNOW?  more than 500 donors have contributed to Skyland Trail through events in 2022