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Benefits of Laughter

Benefits of Laughter 2020

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 p.m. ET

While COVID-19 has changed the way we can come together, we still have plenty to celebrate this year. Join us virtually as we celebrate the strength of clients and families living with mental illness. Donations to Benefits of Laughter will provide the necessary financial resources for families in crisis and will help Skyland Trail achieve its important mission.

Join Us for Benefits of Laughter 2020


Tripp Crosby, Master of Ceremony
Tripp Crosby
Master of Ceremony

Tripp Crosby puts smiles on the faces of millions as a comedy filmmaker, live host, and entrepreneur mostly known for his popular Youtube sketch "A Conference Call in Real Life." He’s also one half of Tripp and Tyler, a sketch comedy duo whose shorts have amassed millions of views.

Mia Jackson, Comedian
Mia Jackson

A Georgia native, Mia Jackson has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Unprotected Sets on Epix, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. Her Comedy Central Presents half-hour stand up special was released in 2019.

Andrew Stanley, Comedian
Andrew Stanley

Based in Atlanta, Andrew Stanley was the winner of the 2017 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. In 2019 he was selected as a “New Face” of comedy at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

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 Sponsors

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Logo

Jenny and Bob Pruitt

Diamond Sponsors
Cox Enterprises Logo


Betsy and Mark West

Platinum Sponsors

The J.B. Fuqua Foundation

Genuine Parts Company Logo

Invesco logo

Edwina and Tom Johnson

Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher

Gold Sponsorsiberiabank logo

JP Morgan Chase & Co Logo




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Betsy and Scott Akers, Jr.
Jennifer and Tom Bell
Duvall and Rex Fuqua
Lorre and George Gaudiosi
Anne and Berny Gray
Susan and Jim Hannan
Beth and Don Inman
Jane and Clay Jackson
Carla Knobloch
Amy and Nevin Kreisler
Karen and Richard Parker
Patty and Doug Reid
Shaifer Capital

Silver Sponsors
Arrow Exterminators
Libby and Brooks Barge
Homrich Berg
Nancy and Doug Bryant and Sherlock's Wine Merchant
Crawford Investment Counsel
Georgia Power
Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale
Jackson Spalding
Mary and Neil Johnson
New South Construction
Resurgens Technology
Maria and Tim Tassopolous
Lou and Blanton Winship

Bronze Sponsors
Dorsey Alston
Donna and Chip Davidson
Nan and Ed Easterlin
Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Kim and Greg Marks
Jackie and Tony Montag
Nancy See and J.V. Quarles
Becky and Mark Riley
Yates Insurance Agency

Patron Sponsors
Atlanta Capital Bank
Olivia and John Barge
Betsy and Roger Birkholz
Sarah and Jim Borders
Windham Brannon
Jane and Gene Burleson
CenterPoint Properties
Betty Jo and Andy Currie
Amy and Cecil Conlee
Vivian and Sam DuBose
Christie and Doug Derrick
Meg R. Heyer
Kristin and Jim Howard
Katherine and West Johnson
Andrea and Mark Kauffman
Barbara and Bert Levy
Betts C. Love
Denise and Jay D. Mitchell
Tricia and Horace Nalle
Kim and Tom Noonan
Beth and David Park
Sally and Ross Singletary
Leah and Mike Sumner
June and Michael Thomas
USI Insurance Services
Mary and Tom Watson
Brooke and Winston Weinmann
Ruth and Charles Wellborn
Leslie and David Wierman

Andrew Bleke
Kelley and Jamie Gilbert
Deborah and Bill Liss
Reeves and Robert McCall
Marnie and Julian Mohr
Paige and Arjun Srinivasan

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,

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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