2024 Benefits of Laughter

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Thursday, October 17, 2024

The St. Regis Atlanta

6:30 PM Reception  |  7:30 PM Dinner & Program

EVENT CHAIRS: Frances Kerr & Sharmila Prabhu

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2024 Sponsorship Opportunities


Event sponsors demonstrate their commitment to improving mental health in our families, businesses, and communities.

CONTACT:  Pam McAdams at 678.686.5905 or pmcadams@skylandtrail.org

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2024 Patron Opportunities

PATRON CHAIRS: Suci & Hardie Jackson

In addition to supporting our mission through charitable giving, patrons help introduce friends and neighbors to Skyland Trail. Patrons help amplify to the conversation about mental health in their communities.

CONTACT:  Pam McAdams at 678.686.5905 or pmcadams@skylandtrail.org

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Nickerson Orange Headshot (2) preferred

A Seattle native now suffering in Southern California, Dustin Nickerson is an in demand comic on the rise. In 2020, he released his debut comedy special Overwhelmed, which is currently one of the highest rated specials on Amazon Prime Video.

In addition, he’s been featured on Comedy Central and Netflix by Kevin Hart, the Late Late Show with James Corden, Fox, Hulu and can regularly be heard on Sirius Radio XM. Online, his stand-up clips and jokes have received tens of millions of views and his podcast, Don’t Make Me Come Back There, has over a million downloads.

He’s also the author of How to be Married to Melissa, an Amazon #1 New Release published by Harper Collins in June 2022.

Dustin describes himself as “the world’s most average person” but is far from it when on stage.

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2024 Event Chairs

two women standing outside 2024 Benefits of Laughter event chairs Frances Kerr and Sharmila Prabhu
Frances Kerr and Sharmila Prabhu
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Thank You 2024 Sponsors!


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Connolly Family Foundation


Liz and Frank Blake
Betsy and Mark West


Jennifer and Tom Bell

Christmas Creek Charitable Fund

Nan and Ed Easterlin

Lorri and George Gaudiosi

Frances and Jim Kerr

Carla Knobloch

Karen and Richard Parker

Rhonda and Bert Ponder

Sharmila and Sreeni Prabhu

Patty and Doug Reid

The Shaifer Family

Kim and Mark Westfall


AlixPartner, LLP

Kristen and Eric Kenyon

New South Construction


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About Benefits of Laughter

For more than 25 years, Benefits of Laughter has been delighting the Atlanta community with good laughter for a great cause. Held each fall, Benefits of Laughter celebrates the Skyland Trail community and stories of recovery. A comedian entertains more than 600 of Atlanta’s business, community, and philanthropic leaders.

Benefits of Laughter has raised more than $16 million through corporate and individual contributions to improve access to life-changing mental health treatment for adults and teens.

CONTACT:  Pam McAdams at 678.686.5905 or pmcadams@skylandtrail.org.