The Legacy Awards is not only the biggest and most important fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, but it is also a night to celebrate our Bigs and Littles, to honor outstanding community leaders and to thank our generous donors and corporate sponsors.
Almost 500 guests were welcomed to the St. Regis. It was announced that $590,000 had been raised through sponsorships, silent and live auction and general donations.
This year, things were done a little differently than past years. As Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta since 1992, announced her retirement this year, it was only fitting to honor her as a Legacy Award recipient for her 25 years of service to the children of metro Atlanta. All of the current and former board chairs who served during her tenure agreed to serve as Event Chairs: Sharron Barton, Steve Bostic, David Clark, William A. Clineburg, Jr., John J. Gillin, Laura Hale, Kay Flowers Johnson, Meredith Leapley, John B. Miller, Jr., Donal Ratigan, Donata Russell Ross, Ron Stewart, Mark W. Tipton, and John F. Wymer III. The Host Committee consisted of Rodney Bullard, Shan Cooper, Curley Dossman, John S. Markwalter, Chelle and Greg Pope, and Kathy N. Waller.