A Fantastic Flights

Record number of guests and sponsors helped raise 8.75% of Elachee’s operational budget at this annual fundraiser.

The weather was sublime for the 19th Annual Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Elachee Nature Science Center. Guests gathered to celebrate and support Elachee’s mission of promoting environmental understanding through education and conservation. Great News! This event raised a total of $109,261– financial support representing 8.75% of Elachee’s annual operational budget. Special thanks to 8th grader Radhika Rasania, age 14, from DaVinci Academy at South Hall, for imagining and painting the beautiful bird that became the themed image for the 2019 Flights of Fancy Benefit & Auction at Elachee Nature Science Center on April 27, 2019.

Funds raised enable Elachee to continue its legacy as an acclaimed regional resource teaching children, families and nature lovers today so we may all understand how to preserve for tomorrow. As part of the total amount raised, $25,317 was donated specifically to Elachee’s Education Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance for PreK-12 School Field Trips to Elachee, Camp Elachee and Elachee Nature Academy.

20th Annual Flights in 2020

Go ahead and mark your calendar! The 20th Annual Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction will be Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 6-9:30 p.m., at Elachee Nature Science Center. Sponsorship details will be posted soon. Elachee will accept nature-inspired auction donations from September 2019 through March 2020. Please call 770-535-1976 for details or visit elachee.org/flights-of-fancy.

2019 Flights: Great Evening, Great Friends, Great Auction!

Guests at the 2019 Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction seated at the Elachee Annual Platinum Sponsor Northside Hospital's table.Thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support from Elachee’s Annual Sponsors and 2019 Flights of Fancy Sponsors (see below or download Event Program PDF), the Elachee Board of Trustees and Flights of Fancy Volunteer Host Committee welcomed a record crowd. This casual, outdoor dinner party took place under the trees on the beautiful Elachee Visitor Center patio that overlooks the incomparable Chicopee Woods. Guests had the chance to view the Georgia Student Pollinator Art Exhibit, as well as other interpretive ecology exhibits around the Nature Center. A special thanks to the Flights Volunteer Host Committee who collectively secured an incredible auction selection of nature-inspired décor, art, whimsical garden and outdoor entertaining treasures, as well as adventure and excursion packages donated by nearly 150 area businesses and individuals (see below).

Thank You, Sponsors!

We are very grateful to the following sponsors for helping our hosts offer a quality event for supporters and friends new to Elachee!

Thank You, Auction Donors!

These businesses and individuals donated a stellar auction line up for the 2019 Flights of Fancy auction:

Special thanks to the Flights of Fancy Volunteer Host Committee:

Kimberly Adams, Juli Clay, Jennie Clayton, Cathy Cobb, Allyson Everett, Karen Ewing, Carole Gohman, Sybil Hall-Beheler, Felicia Lane, Melissa Marcus-Healan, Nicoll Moss, Abby Murray, Brandi Paul, Kathy Wedegis, Mandi Whiting and Morgan Wood.