Galaxy of Stars
15th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Luncheon
Presented by Nobis Works and WellStar
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Renaissance Waverly Hotel at Cobb Galleria
A Great Big Thank You! to our sponsors that helped us to celebrate and recognize the abilities of individuals with disabilities and the community champions that support them through employment, mentoring, advocacy and philanthropy.
Presenting Sponsor: WellStar
Constellation Sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. and Southern Company
Comet Sponsors: Sam P. Alterman Family Foundation, Lance Cornell, Larry Gerdes, The Home Depot Foundation, Debbyn and Tim Milligan
Star Sponsors: Cobb EMC, Gas South, The Kroger Company, Marietta Power & Water, Ogletree Deakins, TDCR Group
Ways to get involved in the 2014 Galaxy of Stars, and to show your support for the Tommy Nobis Center include:
1. Become a Sponsor
2. Nominate a Worthy Individual, Organization, or Program
3. Attend the Event and Tell a Friend
Become a Sponsor
The Galaxy of Stars
luncheon is an event where individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment are recognized for their outstanding efforts within the workplace. Companies and organizations throughout Georgia are recognized for their inclusion of these individuals. In 2013, around 300 people from across Georgia attended this event and helped raise more than $98,000 to fund vocational and employment services directly affecting youth and adults with disabilities.
Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Tommy Nobis Foundation and go directly to provide services and programs to the almost 1,000 individuals we serve annually.
You can download the brochure to review sponsorship benefits, event information, and registration material for your 2014 fiscal year planning purposes. Information about Joint Sponsorship for both Galaxy of Stars and the Tommy Nobis Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, to take place September 30, 2013 can be obtained by contacting Gayle Lee at 770-427-9000, ext. 5102 or e-mail [email protected] .
Nominate a Worthy Individual, Organization, or Program
Anyone can nominate any individual in the workplace with disabilities or any individual, organization, or program that supports people with disabilities, regardless of affilition. Your nomination is a wonderful way to honor and recognize the achievers in your sphere of influence. Please complete a separate nomination form for each nomination you wish to submit. We are accepting nominations and you may download a brochure for your nomination submission by clicking here. Deadline for 2014 nominations is Dec. 1, 2013. Click here to view the Galaxy of Stars 2013 Sponsorship brochure.
Attend the Event and Tell a Friend
By attending the event, you learn more about the human services industry and how you can get involved. This inspiring event is a great way to find out how people across Georgia are putting their abilities to work. To learn more about the event and receive an invitation, p
lease call 770-427-9000 and speak to Gayle Lee or email [email protected].
Highlights from 2013 Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Event
Nobis Works hosted its 15th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards luncheon May 8, 2013 to honor outstanding workplace accomplishments of individuals with disabilities and to recognize community partners who advocate on their behalf.
The Galaxy of Stars event recognizes employees with disabilities who "reach for the stars" and organizations and community leaders that champion their inclusion by providing employment and support. This event fosters public awareness and strengthens community partnerships by helping educate about the power of individuals with disabilities in gaining employment and achieving independence.
2013 Galaxy of Stars Award Winners:
Jade Lewis - Tommy Nobis Center Rising Star Graduate
Lewis Tankersley - All Star Employee
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique - Visionary Employer
The Extension - Outstanding Program
Jerry J. Rowland, Jr. - Outstanding Veteran
Dr. Cathy Neher - Outstanding Volunteer Advocacy
Beth Ray of MUST Ministries - Outstanding Professional Advocacy
Annette Bowling, Albany ARC - Barrier Breaker for Innovation and Governor's Award