Who We Serve


Canine Assistants

We were beyond excited to present Canine Assistants a check for $77,500! They believe that dogs who are asked to improve the lives of people deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and kindness. They want the relationships facilitated between people and their working dogs to serve as the model for all relationships between dogs and people.


We were delighted to award $53,000 to Perfect Harmony Health. Their mission is to provide free and reduced therapeutic, educational, and performing arts-based resources to families of individuals with neurologic, developmental, and neurodegenerative disease and dysfunction.  This includes, but is not limited to - Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia.  As a therapy and resource center, PHH offers clients accessible and meaningful care that connects on an emotional level, is intrinsically motivating, and affects the brain at the neural level.  PHH also offers access to the medium of music, and as Hans Christian Anderson once wrote, "where words fail, music speaks".

Perfect Harmony Health

Our 2022 Beneficiary

In 2022, because our beneficiary serves a medically fragile community, we made the decision to postpone our 7th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball until June.  And the Voilà "TARDI" Gras Ball was invented!  The DDD Foundation is committed to improving the lives of their patients with developmental disabilities by offering accessible comprehensive dental treatment.  We were elated to present $56,500 to this marvelous clinic - which is the ONLY one of its kind in the entire state of Georgia!

DDD Foundation

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, GA, 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!

Sunshine on a Ranney Day

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 children throughout North Fulton County. They currently serve over 300 children within five North Fulton schools, with a growing unmet need for services. 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!  We were happy to award $32,000 to this worthy organization.

STAR House Foundation

Our 2019 Beneficiary

In 2019, the 4th Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball benefited an organization that focuses 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.  They also used these funds to support two KPF Teams in the Boston Marathon!

Kyle Pease Foundation

Our 2018 Beneficiary

In 2018, the 3rd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball benefited a worthy organization that works 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.

Easterseals North Georgia

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.

Skyland Trail

Roswell Woman's Club

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.

Emory ALS Center

Roswell Woman's Club


Canine Assistants would like to thank you for the generous contribution of $77,500 towards our organization on March 14, 2024. Your support enables us to change the lives of many in need and give hope to deserving recipients in the years to come. Since we do not charge for any of the services we provide, our program depends exclusively on contributions from generous donors like you. As one of our young recipients explained, "The people who support Canine Assistants give people a gift of FREEDOM...a priceless gift indeed." On behalf of the people and animals of Canine Assistants, thank you.
Lindsey Hall, Canine Assistants

On behalf of the clients, staff, and Board, we'd like to say (or sing!) a huge THANK YOU to everyone working with The Voilà Foundation. From our first interview to the big check finale, we have been overwhelmed with the encouragement and support from this amazing group of people. Not only is this gift meaningful financially in all the ways it will help us support our mission, but as a small nonprofit who works with families in North Fulton, The Voilà Foundation has proven to them that they are our community cheerleaders and celebrate the clients and their achievements. It takes a village (or a Krewe ) to raise the community up, and this group has done that and more. Thanks again to Voilà, we can't wait to share the impact with you!
Hannah Rhinehart - Executive Director, Perfect Harmony Health

On behalf of the DDD Foundation, it is my great pleasure to formally acknowledge receipt of the $56,500 grant check representing the proceeds from the 2022 Voilà Mardi (TARDI) Gras Ball.  We are extremely grateful to you for your support, and for your trust in us to be good stewards of your donation.  This is the first acknowledgement letter I've ever written to a grantor that I also want to say what tremendous fun it was to get to know all of you and to work with you on such a spectacular event!
Sheri Anderson, Director of Development - The DDD Foundation, Inc.

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

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 one representative present on behalf of your organization, able to make decisions, at each monthly committee meeting.

The 2025 Beneficiary Application is now closed.

This application is specifically for nonprofit organizations that provide services to Metro Atlanta. If you should have any questions pertaining to the application process, please contact us at voilamardigrasball@gmail.com