Galaxy of Stars

16th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Luncheon

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cobb Galleria Centre

Ways to get involved in the 2014 Galaxy of Stars, and to show your support for Nobis Works 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 event recognizes individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment for their outstanding efforts within the workplace. Companies, programs and organizations throughout Georgia also 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 job training, employment and on-the-job supports directly affecting youth and adults with disabilities.  Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Tommy Nobis Foundation and go directly to provide job training and placement services and programs for 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. Click here to view the 2014 Galaxy of Stars Sponsor Brochure.

Information about Joint Sponsorship for both the Galaxy of Stars and the Tommy Nobis Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, to take place September 29, 2014 can be obtained by contacting Kristie Ingle at 770-427-9000, ext. 5120, or e-mail [email protected]

Nominate a Worthy Individual, Organization or Program

Anyone can nominate an individual in the workplace with disabilities, or any organization or program that supports people with disabilities, regardless of affiliation. Please complete a separate 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 Jan. 3, 2014. Click here to view the 2014 Galaxy of Stars Electronic Nomination Form.

Attend the Event and Tell a Friend

By attending the event, you can learn more about the human services industry and how to 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, please call 770-427-9000 and speak to Kristie Ingle or email [email protected].


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Highlights --

15th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Luncheon

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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


2013 Galaxy of Stars Award Winners:

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Jade Lewis - Tommy Nobis Center Rising Star Graduate


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Lewis Tankersley - All Star Employee


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Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique - Visionary Employer


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 The Extension - Outstanding Program


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 Jerry J. Rowland, Jr. - Outstanding Veteran


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Dr. Cathy Neher - Outstanding Volunteer Advocate



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Beth Ray of MUST Ministries - Outstanding Professional Advocate


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Annette Bowling, Albany ARC
Barrier Breaker for Innovation and Governor's Award