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Benefits of Laughter

A Seriously Funny Night

For more than 20 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 more than 600 of Atlanta’s business and corporate, community and philanthropic leaders.

More than $14 million have been raised from Benefits of Laughter to support life-changing therapeutic programs and fund financial aid awards to bring the costs of treatment within reach for more clients and families.

Contact: Kathleen Rast, 678-686-5913,

2020 Benefits of Laughter

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Stay tuned for more information.

2020 Volunteer Leadership

Event Chair

Jenny Pruitt

Patron Committee

Betsy and Scott Akers, Jr., Co-Chairs
Brooks and Libby Barge
Emily and Eric Bleke
Nancy and Doug Bryant
Mary and Neil Johnson
Barbara and Bert Levy
Melissa and Chris Lowe
Kim and Greg Marks
Andrea and Ned Montag
Nida and Todd Mudd
Becky and Mark Riley
Sally and Ross Singletary
Mary and Tom Watson

Corporate Committee

Tom Bell, Chair
Clay Jackson
John McColskey
Jay Mitchell
Todd Mudd
Brennan Spry
Fred Sturgis
Michelle Sullivan

2020 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Jenny and Bob Pruitt


Diamond Sponsors

Betsy and Mark West

Platinum Sponsor

The J.B. Fuqua Foundation


Gold Sponsors

Jennifer and Tom Bell
Duvall and Rex Fuqua
Susan and Jim Hannan
Jane and Clay Jackson
Carla Knobloch
Amy and Nevin Kreisler
Shaifer Capital

Benefits of Laughter Raises $1.1 Million In Support of Mental Health Treatment

October 21, 2019
Wayne Brady Speaking to the Crowd at Benefits of Laughter

ATLANTA – On Thursday, October 17, 2019, more than 500 guests attended Benefits of Laughter at the St Regis Atlanta, raising more than $1.1 million for mental health treatment services at Skyland Trail. The $1.1 million—the most raised in the history of the signature Skyland Trail fundraising event—will support essential therapeutic…

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