Camp Twin Lakes Makes Summers Special

For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.  Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at three fully accessible Georgia campsites in Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs, Ga. There are no other fully accessible and medically equipped camp programs in Georgia able to meet the extensive range of needs of campers. Partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, Camp Twin Lakes creates customized, intentional programming that teaches campers to overcome obstacles, grow in their confidence and capabilities, and experience the joys of childhood. The result is mindful, resilient, and confident children who are prepared to triumph over challenges. Annually, Camp Twin Lakes’ year-round programs serve 10,000 children, leveraging support from 3,500 volunteers. Camp Twin Lakes proudly subsidizes 70 percent of the direct camp costs ($550) for every camper served. Most campers attend camp at no cost to their families. camptwinlakes.org.

Drink With the Fishes

Save the date for  October 4, 2019 for Georgia Aquarium’s 14th annual Aqua Vino food and wine social event. Sample wines from around the world and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. You won’t want to miss the amazing silent auctions and an exciting night exploring our incredible galleries! GeorgiaAquarium.org

Northside’s Top Grade

nsecutive year, Northside Hospital health care system has been recognized for having among the best hospitals in the nation for patient experience. Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced the recipients of their 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Healthgrades analyzed 3,449 hospitals across the United States, with 434 hospitals receiving the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, representing the top 15 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience. The Northside Hospital health care system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers with more than 150 locations across the state, including three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee County and Forsyth County. Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care and surgical services.  Northside.com

Coalition’s New Members

n Buckhead Coalition welcomes nine new members. Limiting new participation to the top area persons of major business firms, the new members are Site Centers Corp. Vice President Lauren Ball; BIP Chief Executive Officer Mark Buffington; Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial Managing Partner David Dial; Angel Oak Companies Managing Partner/Co-CEO Mike Fierman; Gilbane Building Company Vice President Jeff George; Windham Brannon President and CEO Heidi LaMarca; Reicon Capital Managing Director Forrest McClain; Kaiser Permanente Georgia President Jim Simpson, and Global Payments Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Sloan.  Julie Bailey is an ex officio member for 2019 as president of the Buckhead Business Association. The founding president of the Coalition is former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, and the current Chairman (serving until January 2021) is Cadence Bancorporation Vice Chairman Josephs Evans.  The community service organization is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary.

Wesleyan School Will Again Bus Service Throughout North Metro Area

For the fifth year, during the 2019-2020 school year, Wesleyan School will offer morning and afternoon bus services throughout the north metro Atlanta area. Routes include Brookhaven, Buckhead, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee and Tucker.

To see route details, cost, and anticipated stops, visit www.wesleyanschool.org/bus.Wesleyan School is a Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,177 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. To learn more about the school, visit Wesleyanschool.org.

 Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on August 26. The event will be held at Phipps Plaza and benefits Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF) and the Medical University of South Carolina. Jeffrey Fashion Cares will kick off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction and the runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers. Last year’s event raised nearly $625,000. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.  Marsha Archer, President of M-Squared Public Relations, joins veteran co-chairs Lila Hertz and Louise Sams to continue Kalinksy’s mission to raise more funds and awareness. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available. A limited number of single-seat tickets will be on sale beginning July 15 www.jeffreyfashioncares.com