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 $11 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Benefits of Laughter
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The St. Regis Atlanta
Reception: 6:15 PM
Dinner and Program: 7:30 PM
5-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady is a true show-biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter – he’s done it all throughout his long career.
Currently, Wayne is starring as Aaron Burr in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Hamilton” at the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago.
Wayne got his big break on first the British and then the ABC version of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? His name became synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. He went on to star in and produce a highly-rated summer sketch show and an Emmy-winning talk show for ABC before joining forces with Dave Chappelle to create the now classic “Training Day” sketch, showing audiences both sides of his comedic skill and depth as an actor.
This past year he performed live on his sold-out world tour and guest starred on the new SyFy series AFTERMATH. He was welcomed back to Broadway and received rave reviews for his role as Lola in the Tony Award-winning production of “Kinky Boots,”
2019 Volunteer Leadership
Kristin and Jim Howard
Anna and Richard Paré, Co-Chairs
Michelle Sullivan, Chair
Betsy and Mark West
J.B. Fuqua Foundation
The Glenn Family
Kristin and Jim Howard
Angel Oak Advisors
Duvall and Rex Fuqua
Lorre and George Gaudiosi
Anne and Berny Gray
Amy and Nevin Kreisler
Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher
Karen and Richard Parker
ZWJ Investment Counsel
ATLANTA – On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Skyland Trail held its signature fundraising event, Benefits of Laughter, at The St. Regis Atlanta. The event welcomed more than 500 guests and raised more than $892,000, which will support important therapeutic programs, family support services, and financial aid to help clients access and…Read More