2017 Galaxy of Stars Annual Luncheon

Galaxy of Stars is Nobis Works’ annual luncheon where corporate and community leaders gather to honor the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace and to recognize the impact of our programs and partnerships. On Friday, April 28, 2017, nearly 300 guests joined Nobis Works at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel Conference Center in celebration of 40 years of service and commitment to changing lives.

Since 1977, Nobis Works has helped tens of thousands of people achieve independence and career success. For 19 years, the Galaxy of Stars luncheon has helped us recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations who empower people through employment. We would not be able to fulfill our mission without the funds generated through this event and without the support of our generous donors.

Thank you!

Thank you to the following sponsors and donors who contributed to the 2017 Galaxy of Stars Luncheon:

Presenting Sponsor:

Constellation Sponsors:


Comet Sponsors:


Star Sponsors:

CAS Group



TDCR Group

Marietta Power & Water

McGriff, Seibels & Williams

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart

Lunar Sponsors:

Manheim of GA

Vinings Bank

Cornerstone Solutions Group

Sikes Paper

Tommy & Lynn Nobis

Bobbie Knopf

SunTrust Retirement Services


TelPlus Communications

Central Fire Protection

Gas South

Eversheds Sutherland

CDH Partners

Register Financial

Kaiser Permanente

Ed Voyles Automotive

MillenniuM Investment & Retirement Advisors LLC

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management

Hanover Insurance

Bardi Heating, Air & Plumbing

Meme Smith

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

The Dewberry Foundation

Graduate Sponsors:

Key Risk Insurance

Houze & Associates

Integrated Building Management Group

Sally Meaders

Rob Swartwood

Spartan Chemical

Beth Anders

Sherman & Phalen

Patterson Services

Eagle Vending

GEICO –  Marietta

Karen Carlisle

Bill Goss

Mauldin & Jenkins LLC

Lynn Rainey

Mike Savage

Beth & Bill Neidlinger

Judy Finkel

Kristen McGuffy

Ronnesia Neal

Ben Miller

Sandy & Davis Abrams

Southport Capital

Other Sponsors, Donors, & Friends of Nobis Works:

Dick Lewis

One Main

Tessa Marie Studios

Rachel Jeffs Photography



United Healthcare


Paul Williams

Northside Enterprises

Lance Cornell

Carithers Flowers

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta

Artifact Uprising

Terry Reid Hyundai

Broadsmart Global, Inc.

Schlampp Turf Management

Mike & Sherrie Anderson

Courtney Askew

Alex & Susan Bardi

James Boening

Jim Budzinski

Jennifer Carroll

Karen Carter

Laura Chollet

Chuck Connor

Angela Croce

David Dasinger

Angela Daugherty

Travis Deaver

April Decker

Kimberly Douglas

Chris Fulford

Preston Hobson

Veronica Holder

Judy Humphries

Connie Kirk

Nancy Klenberg

Ben Leathers

Andrea Littlejohn

Stewart Manley

Kathryn Martin

Dalia Matthias

Michael McCauley

William McKinley

Judith McWhorter

Suzy & Gary Miller

Cheryl Moore

Myron Newman

Carrie Owen Plietz

Denitra Parker

Cecelia Patellis

Matthew Porter

Marianna Reynolds

Jerry Rhea

James Rhoden

Doug Ross

Sariece Rubin

Laura Sopher

Frank Spence

Stacy Walls

Karen White

Odie Wilson

Support Opportunities:

If you would like further information on how to become a sponsor or donor, email Meagan Davis at Meagan.Davis@NobisWorks.org.