ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING JAZZ MUSICIAN
From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence. Earning numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges
The CSPH 130th Anniversary Gala brings together the top names in entertainment and humanitarianism to support the next generation. The uplifting, high-energy event gathers hundreds of top executives to recognize the most imaginative, inspiring and innovative stakeholders. Proceeds benefit the CSPH Foundation’s initiatives, including scholarships and educational experiences for our children.
WE EMPOWER THE YOUTH
The CSPH Annual Gala is way for you to give back to the community by serving the children of Atlanta.
One star-studded night supports an entire year of tools and programs that help support and promote comprehensive care and continuing educational opportunities.
We endorse and encourage an enviroment of trust mutual respect. Our results speak volumes about our capacity to empower the youth.
number of children cared for per year
% of CSPH children who graduate highschool
% of CSPH children who attend college or trade school
number of green acres on our beautiful campus
“The two most important things that anyone can give a child are time and love. I’m never too busy to talk with a child. If I see a child who’s stressed, someone who’s having a bad day, I’ll go and spend time with them right away. If a child comes into my office while I am on the phone, I’ll hold her hand until I am finished talking and then I’ll give her a hug and ask her how she is.”
WE CELEBRATE INNOVATION
CSPH presents its most prestigious awards at The Annual Gala. Our honorees are heroes to children, mentors to peers, fierce leaders, and brilliant trailblazers who have changed the landscape of humanitarianism.
Our honorees are stakeholder who demonstrates exceptional leadership and a track record of innovation.
Who will be 2018 honorees? We’ll make that announcement soon.
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges
"The Carrie Steele–Pitts Home is committed to the wellbeing of every child. We work hard to maintain a high level of excellence and a warm, nurturing environment. We are committed to the following: to ensure that every child feels special, to build trust, to encourage self-confidence, and to offer a source of strength, support and love."
-Dr. Evelyn Lavizzo
Our 2018 Honoree, Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children.
Laura serves on the boards of her family’s foundations: The Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Ted’s Montana Grill. She is vice chair of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and sits on the national boards of the League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife, Waterkeeper Alliance and the Carter Center Board of Councilors; she also serves on the advisory board for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta.
Laura Turner Seydel
Former Mayor, Bill Campbell at CSPH.
Former Atlanta Mayor, Bill Campbell, established a precedent for all potential sponsors with his surprise visit to Carrie Steele-Pitts Home to confirm his $13,000 “Platinum Sustaining Endowment” sponsorship for the 130th Anniversary Honors Gala. In his nature of service, the former Atlanta Mayor helped to setup an early Kwanzaa gift of a big-screen TV for the children and youth. He combined the visit to meet with Mr. Charlton Harris, Administrator of Imhotep Academy, a Pre-K through 8th grade private school that is located on the campus of CSPH and serves more than 120 youth.