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An immersive sensory experience at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, WonderNight brings together Atlanta's culturally curious, art enthusiasts, and civic leaders for an evening of performance, site-specific installation, food, drink, and fun!

Over the course of the evening, attendees are treated to constant moments of surprise and wonder. Anchored by a seated dinner, WonderNight 2018 features silent and live auctions, unexpected episodes of creativity, and highlights from WonderRoot's award winning programs. The whole event is curated to dazzle guests through live performances, installations, and immersive art. While providing guests with a truly memorable experience, WonderNight provides an opportunity for WonderRoot to demonstrate the value of an artistically enriched culture and the importance of building community support for the arts.

This annual gala is WonderRoot’s largest fundraising event of the year, where 350 guests will contribute to the organization’s mission and programs. Funds raised at WonderNight enable WonderRoot to form partnerships with non-arts organizations to innovate arts-based solutions to community problems. The organization also works to provide accessibility to the arts for Atlanta’s most underserved populations of all ages.

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Friday May 18, 2018                                            7:00 - 11:00

Attire: Creative Black Tie

Run of Show:

7:00 - 8:30                                  Cocktail Hour + Silent Auction

8:30 - 9:30                      Seated Dinner and Art Performances

9:30 -10:00                                                             Live Auction

10:00 - 11:00                                            After Party + Dessert

Parking/Directions: The Fox Theatre is located in the heart of Midtown with limited parking. We strongly encourage WonderNight Guests to use rideshare or MARTA.

WonderNight's Signature Auction Item:


The WonderWall Package

  • Your own 100 sq foot custom mural in the Atlanta region
  • Designed by Atlanta-based artist Fabian Williams, aka Occasional Superstar
  • Private dinner with Fabian Williams, Chris & Annie Appleton in their Reynoldstown home.

AIR Serenbe Package:

  • 3 night stay in rural studio artist designed cottages at AIR Serenbe
  • VIP invite to WonderRoot Air Serenbe Arts and Social Justice Dinner with the artist and organizers
  • Meals at Blue Eyed Daisy and Hill Restaurants
  • Private walking tour of historic burial ground on Serenbe land with Steve Nygren

WonderNight 2018 features:


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Image source: Elizabeth Jarrett

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Lizanne Stephenson

Retired, Nonprofit Professional & Community Volunteer

During Lizanne’s long career in the non-profit sector, her fundraising expertise and dedication have been invaluable to the growth of community foundations and schools across Atlanta, including the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Doug Hooker

Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

Doug Hooker has been an outstanding leader in both the public and private sectors of the Atlanta community for decades. Through the different facets of his career he has been able to work on important regional and local projects in the areas of energy, education, transportation, transit, and water.

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WonderNight 2018 would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: The Lubo Fund


Silver Sponsor: CIA/Wela

Bronze Sponsors: JLL, Kilpatrick Townsend, and Taylor English, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, Lizanne Stephenson, Margaret Olivia

Table Hosts: 

artcloudInfinite Energy, Hamilton Group of Raymond James, Anna & Fuller Callaway, Lucinda Bunnen, Nelson Mullins, Yvonne Cowser Yancy, Claire & Jeff Webber

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Host Committee:

Agee Fisher Barrett LLC, Atiba Mbiwan & Tifanny Freisan, Rebecca Bily, Jack & Kathy Appleton, Nina Cheney, Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, Ann Winegardner, Stevens & Wilkinson


Patron Hosts:

Kashi Sehgal, Michael & Emily Hertz, Ainsley Robinson, Bruce Gunter & Angie Patterson, Tommy Harrington, Butler Raines, Miles & Jordan Theodore, Tina & Jake Arbes, Ko Williams & Lynette Espy-Williams, Ann Winegardner, Shannon Makaila, Gay Construction, Butler Raines, Terry & Ellen Sullivan, Patrick Norris, Newport, Benjamin Findley & Jenny Miller, Samara Minkin & Trent Gegax

In-Kind Sponsors: Active Production & Design, Creative Approach, National Distributing Company, Urban Enterprises, PeachDish