The 4th Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball

The Voilà Foundation presents our premiere annual fundraiser on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, referred to as Sabato Grosso in Italy, March 2, 2019. This year our venue will be Country Club of Roswell.  Sponsored by ISG, our theme will be CARNEVALE ~ A Night in Venice!

This year we'll celebrate in Italian! Our guests will enjoy a dinner buffet with the flavors of Venice, and of course, an open bar. As always, our Mardi Gras Ball will offer guests the opportunity to participate in our exclusive online auction, powered by Handbid, and an exciting live auction! This year's charity auction will have 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. Along with the opportunity to be painted into the portrait of the event! Our very own Live Event Painter, will paint the winning bidders into this one-of-a-kind work of art. Live entertainment will include the Wasted Potential Brass Band for your dancing pleasure and exciting cirque style performance artists, The Off Centered Project, Shannon Stanley and Flying Daniela!

Like the 3 Mardi Gras Balls before, this event promises to be Bellissimo Divertimento!

Live Event Painting by Ann Marshall Bailey

ORIGINS OF ROSWELL MARDI GRAS BALL

Mardi Gras or Mardeti Grosso in Italian, 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.

Voilà Salon

The origins of the Roswell 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 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball becomes an annual tradition benefiting worthy causes in our community.

CARING with STYLE

Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century Renaissance. Everyone wears maschera (masks) at the ball to hide their identity. These events were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in Venice.

Here in Roswell, our Mardi Gras Ball welcomes one and all and we give the proceeds to not one, but two charitable causes!

Our 2019 Premiere Fundraiser Will Benefit ~

The Kyle Pease Foundation

The purpose of the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) is to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports.

Programs may include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others or contributing to other organizations that provide similar assistance to disabled persons as well as participating in educational campaigns to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

The Kyle Pease Foundation will provide these services directly to individuals, as well as partner with other existing non-profit organizations, to achieve these goals. Direct benefits will be limited to persons with disabilities who need adaptive sports equipment, mobility devices or medical care.

 

Children's Charities

Children’s Charities supports and funds the greatest needs of children in North Fulton and South Forsyth Counties, which ranges from equipment to programs to services. Currently our efforts are focused on children with special needs.

Our goal is to raise $500,000, so that we can fully fund the all-inclusive play park equipment, programs and services in the City of Milton to benefit community children. The new park will be the first of its scale in North Fulton County by encompassing more than an acre of city property.

The park will provide a fun experience for children with all abilities and disabilities.

 

Carnival in Venice