Igniting Change 2018 - Masquerade

A Gala Benefiting Gideon's Promise


Igniting Change 2018 will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Downtown) 181 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This year we will be celebrating the Gideon’s Promise Family successes and motivating stories with a masquerade gala. The attire is cocktail. We encourage you to bring your personalized masks. This will be an evening of glitz, glamour, good times, and great food. Our keynote speaker for the event is Carol Naughton, President of Purpose Built Communities. Join us as we honor advocates and leaders in criminal justice reform.

The Gideon’s Promise community welcomes your attendance. Our goal is to raise funds on March 16, 2018 so our public defenders have the necessary tools to be the best advocates for their clients and their client’s families. These dedicated men and women are building a movement that is rewriting the narrative about what justice means in America. We hope you will join us. Enjoy a video about our movement and photos from Igniting Change galas.

Igniting Change 2018 Honorees:

  • Footsoldier Award - Rosalie Joy, former Director at City of Atlanta, Office of the Public Defender
  • Community Impact Award - Belisa Urbina, Executive Director at Ser Familia, Inc.
  • Ambassador Award - The Cochran Firm Atlanta
  • John R. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award - Judge Bernice Donald, 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

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Anne Emanuel
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Great Thanks for all you do - and do so well.

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Mike Russell
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Looking forward to celebrating your extraordinary work.