The 8th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball
The Voilà Foundation presented our premier annual fundraiser on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, referred to as Samedi Gras. In 2023, our 8th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball was held on Saturday, February 18th! Guests enjoyed a dinner buffet with a New Orleans flair and an open bar. Our evening also featured live music from Emerald Empire for everyone's dancing pleasure, a dazzling charity auction powered by Handbid, and live cirque performers from our friends at The Off Centered Project!
All proceeds will benefit Perfect Harmony Health - a team specializing in treating the whole person in harmony by connecting the brain, composing the mind, and synchronizing the body through music therapy, resources, and community access.
Like the 7 Mardi Gras Balls before, this event "passed a good time" ... while we LAISSEZ L'HARMONIE ROULER!
ORIGINS of VOILÀ MARDI GRAS BALL
Mardi Gras, literally Fat Tuesday, has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
The origins of the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball are simpler to trace. From the beginning, Voilà A Salon in historic Roswell began giving back to the community. Starting with small Cut-A-Thons at the salon benefiting an individual in need, then steadily growing each year into elaborate events at local venues that raised thousands of dollars.
In the summer of 2015, the salon formed the Krewe of Voilà and created Roswell’s Inaugural Mardi Gras Ball. On the heels of that success, a new organization was formed - The Voilà Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Georgia Charitable Corporation. And with this nonprofit status, the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball became an annual tradition benefiting worthy causes in our community.
CARING with STYLE
Some of the most glittering spectacles of Mardi Gras happen behind closed doors at grand balls thrown by Krewes for their members and lucky guests. While most balls are invitation-only, our Mardi Gras Ball welcomes one and all and we give the proceeds to one charitable cause!
Our 2023 Premiere Fundraiser Benefits ~
Perfect Harmony Health is a Roswell, GA 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves the Metro Atlanta area and beyond. Their mission is to provide free and reduced therapeutic, educational, and performing arts-based resources to families of individuals with neurologic, developmental, and neurodegenerative disease and dysfunction. This includes, but is not limited to - Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Mental Health, Alzheimer's, and Dementia.
As a therapy and resource center, PHH offers clients accessible and meaningful care that connects on an emotional level, is intrinsically motivating, and affects the brain at the neural level. PHH also offers access to the medium of music, and as Hans Christian Anderson once wrote...