Our 2022 Beneficiary
At the DDD Foundation, we are committed to improving the lives of our patients with developmental disabilities by offering accessible comprehensive dental treatment. Recently rated as a platinum-level nonprofit organization by GuideStar, we rely on the generous donations given by individuals and corporations to deliver specialized care to our patients.
Our 2021 Beneficiary
In 2021, our annual Mardi Gras Ball went virtual and our Beneficiary was Sunshine on a Ranney Day. A nonprofit organization, based in Roswell, Georgia, that renovates homes for children with special needs using top of the line construction and design. Through partnerships and donors they provide no cost wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms and in-home therapy rooms. We were thrilled to award $40,000 to this wonderful charity!
Our 2020 Beneficiary
In 2020, the 5th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball benefited STAR House Foundation. This wonderful organization is a non-profit based in Roswell, Georgia. They provide after-school tutoring and mentoring for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. Currently serving over 300 children within five North Fulton schools, with a growing unmet need. Their summer camp is an extension of their after-school program, bridging the gap for elementary students by focusing on academic retention to combat summer learning loss. Providing this strong foundation gives local kids in need the opportunity to shoot for the stars!
Our 2019 Beneficiaries
In 2019, the 4th Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball benefited two worthy organizations that are focused on inclusion. The Kyle Pease Foundation was awarded $20,000 to fund fully adaptive, medically supportive, and deeply impactful camp experiences at Camp Wheel-a-Way for wheelchair bound athletes. And Children's Charities was also awarded $20,000 towards the building of an all-inclusive play park in the city of Milton. The park will provide a fun experience for children of all capabilities.
Our 2018 Beneficiaries
In 2018, the 3rd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball benefited two very worthy organizations that both work for children in North Georgia. Easterseals North Georgia was awarded $21,000 to provide high-quality services to ensure that all children with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. And Children's Charities was also awarded $21,000 towards the building of an all-inclusive play park in the city of Milton. The park will provide a fun experience for children of all capabilities.
Our 2017 Beneficiaries
In 2017, the 2nd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball benefited two very worthy organizations. Once again, we had the pleasure of working with Roswell Woman’s Club and were able to award $30,000 to their efforts in educational scholarships and grants, human services, cultural arts, historical preservation and community improvement. We also awarded $20,000 to Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment center offering expert, evidence-based psychiatric care alongside a compassionate, holistic path to wellness.
Our 2016 Beneficiaries
In 2016, we awarded over $72,000 to two outstanding organizations as a result of the Inaugural Roswell Mardi Gras Ball. The Emory ALS Center is one of the largest clinical centers for ALS in the United States. The Center provides true multidisciplinary care for patients and families with ALS and related disorders. Their team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, therapists, and dietitians care for both the physical and emotional needs of their patients and their families. And the Roswell Woman’s Club, which is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit service organization whose common interest is to support our community in the areas of educational scholarships and grants, human services, cultural arts, historical preservation and urban improvement.
Peter and I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU so much for a great evening and program! We had friends over and we all enjoyed it. I know it was a lot of work on all parts and we are grateful for your foundation helping nonprofits like ours. As we said in our video, the timing is so great for SOARD as we are about to start our makeovers for the year and this helps give us confidence to be able to do it. - Holly Ranney, Founder - Sunshine on a Ranney Day
WOW, WOW and WOW - I am at a loss for words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and the hearts of each and every child we serve. Your gift is truly amazing! You have directly made an impact on the lives of our students!
Stephanie Christiansen, Executive Director - STAR House Foundation
It was quite an honor to have The Kyle Pease Foundation selected to be the beneficiary of the 2019 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball. Working with The Voilà Foundation was a wonderful experience. Their fundraising knowledge and event planning is top notch! Their desire to really get to know us and those involved with The Kyle Pease Foundation was a testament to their true good heartedness. The funds raised by the 2019 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball were utilized to cover all costs associated with Camp Wheel-A-Way and part of our funding to support two duo teams to race the Boston Marathon. Thank you for your support and dedication!
Shawna Gray, Development, Etc. - The Kyle Pease Foundation
What an amazing group of caring and giving individuals. We are honored that The Voilà Foundation chose Children's Charities as one of the beneficiaries for the 2018 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball. They produced a spectacular event at the Country Club of Roswell this past February. Proceeds benefited the All-Inclusive Play Park for the City of Milton that will serve children with special needs and their families in the surrounding 5 counties. The park will provide a safe place to play for children of all abilities and disabilities with elements of play specifically designed to enhance upper body strength and coordination as well as featuring a compressed rubber flooring, sensory center, music center and an expansive main structure that is completely wheelchair accessible. Thank you The Voilà Foundation for your generosity and support!
Amanda White, Co-Founder - Children's Charities
Easterseals North Georgia is honored to be selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball. We are delighted to partner with The Voilà Foundation to achieve our shared vision – investing in services and programs to strengthen our communities. Easterseals North Georgia is one of Georgia’s oldest nonprofit organizations, serving our communities for more than 65 years. At Easterseals, we strengthen children and families at the most critical times in a child’s development. We provide comprehensive early education and early intervention services to more than 4,000 children who are disabled or disadvantaged, helping them with these needs.
Donna Davidson, CEO - Easterseals North Georgia
Skyland Trail is honored to be a beneficiary of the 2017 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball. We are proud to receive this recognition by The Voilà Foundation and to represent the Atlanta community that has helped us grow to meet the needs of adults and families with mental illness. The funds will help support The Mark C. West Financial Aid Program, which provides need-based financial aid scholarships to clients in Skyland Trail’s psychiatric residential and day treatment programs. While clients and families are responsible for a portion of their treatment costs, the financial aid program helps fill the gap and enables many clients and their families to access and complete treatment.
Beth Finnerty, President & CEO - Skyland Trail
The Voilà Foundation and the Roswell Woman’s Club have like-minded goals: to benefit the communities in which we live and work while making a difference in the lives of others. The 2nd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball was a fabulous, fun, festive fundraiser, and our club is proud to once again be a beneficiary of the special event. From its portion of the proceeds, RWC will award 20 individual scholarships to outstanding college-bound seniors, 6 educational grants to dedicated teachers, and many grants to local nonprofit organizations who serve our community! We applaud the dedication of all those individuals who are “Caring with Style” as well as those who are “Volunteering, Giving, and Enriching Lives”!
Sherry Broadway, President 2016-2017 - Roswell Woman’s Club
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a devastating neurologic disorder that causes loss of voluntary motor function. The Emory ALS Center is committed to providing exceptional multidisciplinary clinical care for patients with ALS and is on the forefront of research to develop new and innovative treatments for this disease. The generous donation from the Roswell Mardi Gras Ball helped provide the Emory ALS clinic with staffing and resources to ensure comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with ALS. We are so thankful.
Christina Fournier, MD - Co-Director of the Emory ALS Center
Become One of Our Beneficiaries
We will gladly accept your application to be considered as a beneficiary for one of our upcoming events. Prior to completing the application, please make sure you meet the following basic criteria for consideration:
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) serving Metro Atlanta;
- Donations given to your organization as a benefiting agency must be used for direct services. None of the money obtained as a beneficiary can be used for capital improvements of any kind, general salaries and/or bonuses;
- Organization must have adequate staff/volunteers committed to our event from contract signing through check distribution. As part of the agreement, you must have at least two representatives present on behalf of your organization, one must be able to make decisions, at each monthly committee meeting.
This application is specifically for non-profit organizations that provide services to Metro Atlanta. If you should have any questions pertaining to the application process, please contact us at: email@example.com
The 2023 Beneficiary Application will open in Summer 2022.