The 6th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball
The Voilà Foundation presents our premiere annual fundraiser on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, referred to as Samedi Gras, February 13, 2021. This year with everyone's health and safety in mind, we'll go virtual! So, please save the date and join us for the 6th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball where VIRTUALLY Anything Goes!
Our KREWE is beginning the plans for a Mardi Gras unlike any year before. One thing you can certainly count on ... we will deliver a fun event right to your doorstep! (BONUS: This can be your Valentine's Day date as well!)
As always, our Mardi Gras Ball will offer our guests the opportunity to participate in our exclusive online auction, powered by Handbid. This year's charity auction will have fabulous items on which to bid.
In 2021, the exciting entertainment that you have come to expect from us will be brought to you via LIVESTREAM! So, you'll be able to enjoy all the fun right from the comfort of your own home!
Like the 5 Mardi Gras Balls before, this event will Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, but this time we'll ...
Laissez les Bon Temps Virtuel!
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 2021 Premiere Fundraiser Will Benefit ~
Dreams Built Here
Sunshine on a Ranney Day is a nonprofit organization that renovates homes for children with special needs using top of the line construction and design. Through partnerships and donors we provide no cost wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms and in-home therapy rooms.
In 2012, inspired by a church sermon, Peter and Holly Ranney found their calling to use their God-given talents and resources to help others. Sunshine on a Ranney Day was created with the idea that every child should have their own unique space.
Sunshine on a Ranney Day's first makeover was completed for 11-year-old Mathew, who wanted to spend his last days in his military-themed bunker bedroom. Mathew's makeover and passing showed how impactful a makeover could be on a child's life. This experience helped shape Sunshine on a Ranney Day into what it is today.