The 5th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball
The Voilà Foundation presented our premiere annual fundraiser on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, referred to as Samedi Gras, February 22, 2020. This year our venue was an exclusive private club in Sandy Springs. Our theme was STARSTRUCK ~ A Night of Glamour!
Our guests enjoyed a dinner buffet with the flavors of New Orleans, and of course, an open bar. As always, our Mardi Gras Ball offered guests the opportunity to participate in our exclusive online auction, powered by Handbid, and an exciting live auction! This year's charity auction had fabulous items on which to bid, including inspiring artwork, classic and trendy jewelry, local dining, weekend getaways, gourmet baskets, and one very special travel package.
Once again, our very own Live Event Painter, captured the Ball on canvas and will paint the winning bidders into this one-of-a-kind work of art. Entertainment included live music from Reckless and exciting cirque style performance artists, The Off Centered Project, and Flying Daniela!
Like the 4 Mardi Gras Balls before, this event Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
ORIGINS OF VOILÀ MARDI GRAS BALL
Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
The origins of the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball are simpler to trace. From the beginning, Voilà A Salon in historic Roswell began giving back to the community. Starting with small Cut-A-Thons at the salon benefiting an individual in need, then steadily growing each year into elaborate events at local venues that raised thousands of dollars.
In the summer of 2015, the salon formed the Krewe of Voilà and created Roswell’s Inaugural Mardi Gras Ball. On the heels of that success, a new organization was formed - The Voilà Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Georgia Charitable Corporation. And with this nonprofit status the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball became an annual tradition benefiting worthy causes in our community.
CARING with STYLE
Some of the most glittering spectacles of Mardi Gras happen behind closed doors at grand balls thrown by Krewes for their members and lucky guests. While most balls are invitation-only, our Mardi Gras Ball welcomes one and all and we give the proceeds to one charitable cause!
Our 2020 Premiere Fundraiser Will Benefit ~
Helping Kids Reach Higher
STAR House Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Roswell, Georgia. We provide after-school tutoring and mentoring for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. We currently serve over 300 children within five North Fulton schools, with a growing unmet need. Our summer camp is an extension of our 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!
STAR House Foundation enriches the community by promoting academic success and empowering lifelong achievement for children in need.
For all children to have support and the opportunity to succeed.