Veneralia 25th Anniversary

Silver Moon over the Himalayas
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thank you to our Veneralia supporters for making this a successful event. Enjoy the photos here.

Join distinguished guests of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Veneralia: Silver Moon Over the Himalayas - where the warmth of traditional Tibetan lanterns provides an enlightened backdrop for the celebration of Tibetan culture. The Carlos' 25th anniversary of Veneralia draws inspiration from the museum's spring 2016 exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection. Your Veneralia participation will provide important funding for this extraordinary exhibition, which will offer museum visitors a rare chance to experience an authenic Tibetan shrine. Lively music and an elegant seated dinner in a celebration fashioned after a traditional Tibetan lantern festival is sure to transport you to the top of the majestic Himalayas. Veneralia 25 will be an occasion not to miss!

Photo of Chairs for Veneralia

Veneralia Chairs: Joni Winston, Jim Miller, Charles Ackerman, Lindsay Marshall, Eleanor Ridley, and Jean Astrop (not pictured).  

Veneralia Sponsors:


The Atlantan
Delta Air Lines
Dennis Dean Catering
Fidelity Bank
Publix Super Markets Charities
Times 3

J.P. Morgan
National Distributing Company
Robert Long Flora Design

Burr & Forman LLP
Liz Lapidus Public Relations
Peachtree Tents and Events
Publix Super Markets, Inc

To become a sponsor contact Jennifer Long, or 404.727.2115. Information about sponsorship levels and benefits is available here.

A list of Benefactor and Patron levels is available here.

Veneralia Benefactors and Patrons:

Platinum Benefactors
Ruth Magness Rollins
Joni Winston

Sterling Benefactor
Marc D. Taub

Silver Benefactors
Tara and Richard Aaronson
Charles Ackerman
Anne Cox Chambers Foundation
Mrs. William Bowen Astrop
Lindsay Marshall
Kathrin and Douglas Mattox
Jenny Miller and Ben Findley
Harshna and Pyush Patel
Eleanor Ridley
Dina and Ed Snow
Jean Wilson
Becky and Sid Yarbrough

Dirk Brown and Tim Burns
Terry Walker Brown
Nicole and Chris Carlos
Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited
Sally and Joe Gladden
Genuine Parts
Judy Hemenway
Himalayan Candles
Lauren Giles
Marguerite Ingram
Jiong and Baxter Jones
Rosthema and Paul Kastin
Krista Lankswert
Elaine Levin
Magnum Companies
Sally and Jim Morgens
Party Tables
Sara and John Shlesinger
Anita and Michael Thomas
Bill Torres and Jack Sawyer

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Veneralia, consider joining the Silver Anniversary Committee. Fully tax deductible contributions to the Silver Anniversary Committee will provide much needed support for the Carlos Museum's educational programs specifically for our next exhibition, Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection. You may become a member of the Silver Anniversary Committee whether or not you purchase tickets to the gala. The Silver Anniversary Committee will be recognized in the gala program, online, and live during the gala. Thank you in advance for being a part of this special group of important Carlos Museum supporters! View the letter from Silver Anniversary Committee Chair Lindsay Marshall here.

Silver Anniversary Committee:
J. David Allen
Mrs. William Bowen Astrop
L. Courtenay Beebe, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
J. Kirk Edwards, MD
Lauren P. Giles
Gail and Michael Habif
Mary Ellen and Charles Jones
Sharon LeMaster and Larry Woodring
Ginny and Guy Millner
Flossie and Tom Mobley
Sally and Jim Morgens
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
Jadeep Purkayastha and Samchita Bhaduri-Purkaystha
Eleanor Ridley
Carol Thibadeau
Jan Thibadeau
Caroline and Jeff Tucker
Larry C. And Yeardley S. Williams

Veneralia Raffle and Dinner with Alice Kandell:
View the fliers linked here to learn more about the Veneralia Raffle or Dinner with Alice Kandell.

For additional information, contact:
Jennifer Long
Associate Director of Development
404/727.2115 or