Enduring Hearts hosted its 6th Annual Bourbon Gala & Auction – Special Belmont & Bourbon Event – on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Rustix Manor located at 503 South Holly Springs Road – Woodstock, GA 30138. Guests enjoyed a live watch party of the Belmont Stakes, over 11 top-shelf whiskeys, gourmet southern cuisine, 50+ silent auction items, rare live auction VIP experience that included private jet service to the Buffalo Trace distillery with a VIP tour, and a private barrel selection of Blanton’s Original Single Barrell Bourbon Whiskey from Sazerac with accommodations at the new private Stagg Lodge overlooking the distillery. TIFFANY & CO. awarded a signature hat to the most fashionable lady, Heather Christie. The event far exceeded the goal of raising $620,000 with donations over $850,000.
“This event is so special to us as it brings long-time donors and new faces to support our mission of funding research to make a heart transplant last a lifetime,” stated Carolyn Salvador – CEO Enduring Hearts. “Everyone was in great spirits, having not been able to enjoy a face-to-face event for so long, so it was especially exciting to connect and enjoy such a special night.”
Notable guests in attendance included Jessica Black – Miss USA 2010, Vince Cellini- CNN Anchor & Host PGA Golf Channel, Aaron Murray – CBS Sports College Color Commentator, Madelyn Gahan – Founder of Enduring Hearts, Kirstie Keller – PhD, Vice President of Programs, Additional Ventures, Dr. Janet Scheel – Scientist Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Member of Enduring Hearts, Scientific Advisory Committee and Dr. James Reynolds – Enduring Hearts Funded Researchers Case Western Reserve University.
Event sponsors included TIFFANY & CO., BE SPOKE capital advisors of RAYMOND JAMES, US STRATEGIC CAPITAL, SES, CPMC, CAPITAL FUNDING GROUP, WAHA Technology, Audi Atlanta, and POLSINELLI.
About Enduring Hearts
Enduring Hearts is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative research aimed at improving the lives of children living with transplanted hearts. Enduring Hearts launched in 2013 with a mission to fund research that increases the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, improves the quality of life for children living with a new heart and eliminates pediatric heart diseases that may lead to a transplant. www.enduringheart.org