The 20th Anniversary Celebration of City of Refuge

Founded in 1996, City of Refuge has always sought to bring light, hope and transformation to individuals and communities in the heart of Atlanta and beyond. The Gathering will highlight two decades of real life stories of transformation juxtaposing those who have given and received services at City of Refuge. The Path to Transformation starts at City of Refuge, whose impact and reach into the community expands daily.

This year's event will feature Atlanta’s top business executives, a gourmet meal and inspirational entertainment. The Gathering has raised over $4 million to assist the residents and students of City of Refuge in the past 8 years. Please join us as we seek to set a record in 2017.

The dress code is Black Tie.

Thursday October 19, 2017 at Georgia Aquarium
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Elizabeth Hornbuckle



Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Spend Management Experts
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Bridges
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Keim

Bronze Sponsors

LGE Community Credit Union
Mission Church
American Structural Concrete
Site Solutions
Thompson & Knight
Lord Aeck and Sargent
One Source

Who's Involved

Event chairs:
Nancy and Mark Toro
Carla Toro



General Admission Ticket

The purchase of a regular ticket allows one person to enjoy a world class gourmet meal prepared by one of our chefs. The event will feature a delicious dinner prepared by the 180° Kitchen, short videos highlighting amazing stories of transformation and share a plan to bring transformation to our entire community… you will not want to miss out on what is coming next.

$500 / person

Patron Ticket Pricing

Patrons will receive an invitation to a Patron Party to be held at World of Coca-Cola on Thursday, September 14, 2017, special recognition at the event, listing on the invitation and program as well as the satisfaction of helping women and men achieve their best to attain self-sufficiency.

$1000 / person

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Sponsors' Benefits

For the past 11 years, thousands of individuals in need have made their way through the gates of City of Refuge. Once here, they find access to resources that offer opportunity for life transformation. Since the beginning, we have been blessed with supporters and partners who have allowed us to continually increase our services in the areas of housing, healthcare, youth development and job training. Simultaneously, we have been fortunate enough to increase the number of individuals we put on a path to restoration. Over 300 women and children coming out of homelessness find light and hope as residents on our campus each day.

Now we have the opportunity to complete the build out of the 210,000 square foot facility, which started over 11 years ago, and realize our vision of providing a one-stop-shop of supportive services in the middle of the most underserved community in the state of Georgia. While we will complete the build out of our current space by the end of this year, our broader impact on the community is just beginning.

We would like to invite you to join us as a 2016 Corporate Sponsor by making a significant investment in our mission of bringing light, hope and transformation to those in need on our campus, community and beyond.

Learn more about our updated Corporate Sponsorship Package of 2017


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