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A Timeless Affair 2017: Gladiators

On the evening of October 7, 2017, Fernbank Museum commemorated its 25th Anniversary with its annual black-tie fundraising event, A Timeless Affair. Cynthia Widner Wall and her Planning Committee presented Gladiators – "What we do now echoes in eternity," which celebrated the special exhibit, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, and featured stunning design and décor inspired by the beauty of ancient Rome. Honorees Paul Bowers, President and CEO of Georgia Power, and his wife, Karen, helped Fernbank raise over $765,000 to support the Museum's programming and educational initiatives.

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Presenting Sponsor

Georgia Power

UPS

Signature Sponsor

The Abney Family Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company

Provocator Gladiator VIP Patron

Sherri and Jesse Crawford

Delta Air Lines

Genuine Parts Company

Georgia Natural Gas

Isdell Family Foundation

Sherri and Jesse Crawford

Southern Power

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Hoplomachus Gladiator Patron

Anisa International

AT&T

Bain & Company, Inc.

Chick-fil-A

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Crawford & Company

Deloitte

Epsilon

Ernst & Young 

Teresa and Foster Finley

Georgia-Pacific Foundation, Inc.

Nell Hall 

Wawa and Richard Hines

Hunton Williams with Caryl and Kendrick Smith

Novelis, Inc.

SCANA Energy

The Home Depot Foundation

Troutman Sanders LLP

Secutor Gladiator Patron

PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Aaron’s, Inc.

Arrow Exterminators

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

Cox Enterprises

Eversheds Sutherland

Deborah H. Harrison

Jackson Spalding

Jones Day 

JP Morgan

Kaiser Permanente

KPMG LLP

Mountain Motorsports

SunTrust

Natasha and Christopher Swann

Turner Enterprises, Inc.

United Distributors, Inc.

Van Winkle Construction

Wells Fargo

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP 

Studie and Zach Young

Photos © Nancy Jo McDaniel and Janet Howard