Past Benefits

Previous Benefit Information

Crusin’ Fun in the Mountain Sun

June 22, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

R Ranch in Dahlonega

A Special thanks to all of the businesses that donated auction items as well as the

local artists that donated their beautiful artwork.

Thank you sponsors for making this event a success!


Captain’s Table :

Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation


Northside Hospital


Appalachian Contractors


Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Nick Gardiner State Farm ~ United Community Bank

West Cleaners


400 Package Store

Bill Elliot’s Moonshine Distillery

Chuck & Debbie Jones

Mullins Pharmacy

Paul Thomas Chocolates


Administrative Solutions Group

Chastain Southern Catering

Etowah Meadery

Randstad  Shenanigans

West Destiny Drive Photography

Yogurt After Dark

NOA’s 2018 Grand Masquerade Fundraising Gala

April 28, 2018 ~ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing, silent & live auctions!

 TO check out all the amazing pictures from this years fundraising gala, click on the link:

Thank you to all those that helped make this event a success!

Congratulations to our 2018 Angel Award Recipients

2018 Family Legacy Angel award:

Mrs. Betty Dunn, on behalf of The Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation has been selected to receive this years Legacy Angel Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the NOA shelter and the caring support she shows for its programs. For nearly 20 years, Betty has ensured that our annual fundraising goals are met as well as any urgent shelter or program needs.

Business partner angel award:

We are very excited about our newly developed partnership with Northside Hospital and we are very thankful to announce that they are not only a sponsor for this years gala, but have graciously committed to be our presenting sponsor once again for North Georgia’s Got Talent.  Therefore we have chosen them to receive this years Business Partner Angel Award.

Community partner angel award:

Georgia Mountains Health has been selected to receive this years community partner angel award for their dedication for working with NOA advocates to ensure that NOA clients are made a top priority and served at their facility with respect and dignity.


Anthony Falcone  has been volunteering at our weekly children’s support group at the NOA shelter since 1999. We have been very fortunate to have Anthony remain a consistent and positive influence in the lives of these young children.  Because of his humble dedication to NOA, we are presenting Anthony with the Volunteer Angel Award.

2018 Gala Sponsors


Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation


Appalachian Contractors

Events by Dezine

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Koyo Bearings

Lumpkin 400 Storage

Northside Hospital

Studio Jewelers

Thunder 104.3

United Community Bank (Lumpkin and Dawson)


Bill Elliott’s Moonshine Distillery of Dawsonville

In Memory of Lily Lago

JB Jams providing our Photo Booth

Mullins Pharmacy

Musical Celebrations by Mike Burns

West Destiny Drive Photography

Yogurt After Dark


Administrative Solutions Group

App Studios

Dawson Fine Wine and Spirits

GrapeVine’s Italian Restaurant

Knepper Heating & Air

Margie & Randy Greer

Montaluce Winery

PolyPortables, LLC.


Thank you to all our silent and live auction donors:

¨ Achasta

¨ Agatha’s Mystery Dinner

¨ AMC Movies

¨ Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

¨ Anita Elder’s Art Loft

¨ Atlanta Falcons

¨ Atlanta Motorsports Park

¨ Atlanta Movie Tours

¨ Atlanta Room Escape

¨ Bear Cub Gifts

¨ Brad Walker Pottery

¨ Busch Gardens

¨ Capers on the Square

¨ Clemson Athletics Department

¨ County Cottage

¨ Cranberry Corners

¨ Creative Discovery Museum

¨ Dahlonega Massage Therapy

¨ Dahlonega Walking Tours – Penny & Jeremy Sharp

¨ Dawson Fine Wine and Spirits

¨ Della Lago

¨ Dr. Connor

¨ El Campesino

¨ Flower Mart

¨ Foothill Grill

¨ Fresh n’ Low

¨ Georgia Aquarium

¨ Giggle Monkey

¨ Grapevine Italian Restaurant

¨ Gustavo’s

¨ Hall House

¨ High Museum of Art – Atlanta

¨ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

¨ Holly Theatre

¨ Kani House

¨ Knepper Heating and Air

¨ Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office

¨ Longstreet Clinic  – Center for Laser & Aesthetic Services

¨ Marilyn Kirkover

¨ Mellow Mushroom

¨ Nothing Bundt Cakes

¨ North Grove Hall

¨ North Georgia Haircutters

¨ Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

¨ Outlaw Beef Jerky & Trail Grub – Laura Hallock

¨ Pig & The Poppy

¨ Precision Hair Salon

¨ Progressive Lighting

¨ Publix

¨ Pueblos

¨ Rachel Remington Design

¨ Rock City

¨ Sandi Griffith

¨ Shakespeare Tavern

¨ Smokin’ Gold BBQ

Southwestern Airlines

¨ Spirits Tavern

¨ Structure Hair Salon

¨ Sue Ellen and Ralph Tritt

¨ Sweet Sassafras Boutique

¨ The Branding Iron

¨ The Dinner Detective

¨ Two Doors Down

¨ Uniquely Georgia

¨ VCA Dahlonega Animal Hospital

¨ Vendetta Games

¨ Yahoola Creek Grill

¨ Wild Birds Unlimited

¨ Win Crannell

¨ Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

¨ Wonderart

¨ Woodlands Edge Outdoor Outfitters

¨ Zoo Atlanta


Thank you to the following sponsors for making our 2017 Fundraising event so special:

NOA 2017 Sponsors


The Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation


Events by Dezine


Montaluce ~ The R Ranch in the Mountains ~ Thunder 104.3


Appalachian Contractors ~ KOYO ~ Lumpkin 400 Storage

Studio Jewelers ~ United Community Bank


jB Jams~Moonshine Distillery of Dawsonville~ Musical Celebrations—Mike Burns

West Destiny Drive Photography ~ Yogurt After Dark


App Studios (James Daniel) ~ Coppermines Pest Control ~ Denise Roberson

Marilyn Kirkover ~ Mills Fuel Service ~ Mullins Pharmacy

RefrigiWear ~ The Law Office of Andrea Conarro

Rob Steele’s Stained Glass ~ West Cleaners ~ Yuengling Brewery

2017 Angel Award Recipients:

The Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation received the

2017 NOA Legacy Angel Award for their continued commitment

and support for NOA and victims of domestic violence.

United Community Bank revived the Business Partner Angel Award

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Koyo Bearings received the Community Partner Angel Award

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Past Galas:

2016 – A Night To Remember

This years spring gala was a huge success, held on May 14, 2016 at the beautiful R Ranch in Dahlonega GA

Guests came dressed to impress and enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing, silent & live auction all while raising much-needed funds for a great cause!

gala 2016 girls dancing

  Angel Award Recipients-2016:

betty award 2016
Cindy Clohessy accpets the 2016 Family Legacy Angel Award on behalf of the Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation

Betty’s ongoing support and gracious generosity has allowed NOA to accomplish so many things this past year, we have been able to purchase a transport van for shelter residents, update and remodel

many of the rooms at our emergency shelter,and add a children’s therapy and play room.  She has been our number one supporter for over 15 years. We consider Betty Dunn our NOA angel.

al award
Al Chang

This year NOA assisted 116 victims and their families with Legal Advocacy and Protective Orders.

With limited legal grant funds it is a challenge to retain attorneys for all of our clients. Al has been working hand in hand with

NOA for 14 years in providing those important services.  He has represented countless clients over the years in a professional,ethical and knowledgeable manner. As a result of his commendable dedication to our program, he has contributed many hours of Pro Bono legal assistance which is very much appreciated, not only by NOA, but by our clients as well.

bob monroe award
Bob Monroe – 2016 Community Partner Angel Award

Bob has been helping NOA with various projects since 2009, he generously shares his 25 years of experience as

a high rise construction project manager and civil engineer with us.  His time meeting with us, consulting, coordinating,

communicating with the city and county officials and inspectors and advising us on shelter renovation decisions

has been invaluable.

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To view/purchase photos taken during the event, please visit

A Special Thanks To The Sponsors That Made This Event Possible


  • Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation


  • Appalachian Contracting Services (Jim & Nancy Combs)
  • John Seibel Photography
  • Koyo Bearings
  • Paul Thomas Chocolate
  • The R Ranch In the Mountians
  • United Community Bank


  • App Studios (James Daniel)
  • Corkscrew Cafe
  • Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery
  • Events by Dezine
  • Yogurt After Dark


  • ACCARES Wellness Center (Kathy Howell)
  • Banister Funeral Home
  • Coppermines Pest Control
  • Dawson County Women’s Club
  • Jayne Hanlon Realty
  • Mills Fuel Service
  • Parrish Lowrie State Farm
  • Polly Portables
  • Refrigi Wear
  • Stringer Insurance

Thank you to all the donors/contributors (silent and live auction items) Ace Hardware AchastaAdventure Canopy Tours Agatha’s “A Taste of Mystery Alliance Theatre  at Woodruff Arts Center ALS Pottery by Amy Lovelady Strickland Amanda Claires AMC Theatres Andretti Indoor Karting & Game Anna Elrod B & M Metals B Switched Jewelry -Ms. Bobbi J. Shingleton Bear Cub Gifts Brad Walker Pottery Carley Etta’s Closet Cheesecake Factory Chestatee River Adventures Citrus Solutions Corkscrew Café  Gift Cert.  Cranberry Corners Creative Discovery Museum Chatanooga Tenn Cuts By Nasrin Dahlonega Action Dogs Dahlonega Vet. Hospital Dawson Fine Wine & Spirits Della LagoDr. Trent ConnerDress Up El Jimador Events by Jessie, Jessie BardillFernbank Museum of Natural History Giggle Monkey Toys Gloria’s Added TouchGustavo’sHall House Hotel Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, NCHigh MuseumHolly Theatre Jim Wonderling John D.Anthony Jr. Jolie Day Spa Jumping Jacks Karatbars International Lee & Bill Johnson Let’s Roll Skate-N-Fun Cente rMedieval Times Montaluce Naturally Georgia NGU Bookstore North Grove Hall Reception Cottage Ole’ Mountain Collectors & Wine Cellar Omni  & Resorts at CNN Center OutlawJerky & Trail Brub Pappy’s County Store-Bill Scott Paranoria – Escape the Room – Quest Patricia & Bill Hill Penny & Jeremy Sharp Pink Alley Boutique Pizza Hut Rachel Remington Design Ralph & Suellen Tritt Rob Steele Stained Glass Rubber Floors & More Senator Steve Gooch and Shannon Gooch Serenity Spa Shakespeare Tavern Sheriff Stacy Jarrard Slingshot Entertainment Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. Southwest Airlines Stone MountainSynergy- Lalita Phillips, L.M.T. Tennessee Aquarium The Country Cottage The Back Porch & Oyster Bar The Branding Iron The Fudge Factory The Glassblowing Shop The Gold Shop Timber Ridge Walmart Walt Disney World White Interiors Wild Birds Unlimited Win Cranell World of Smiles – Bobby & Janie Bearden, Blue Ridge Yahoola Creek Grille Yonah Cave Tour Zaxby’s

The 2015 NOA fundraising gala took place on March 7, 2015

at the beautiful Venue at Farris and was a huge success.

    Guests came dressed to impress and ready to enjoy and evening of dinner, dancing and more while raising much needed funds for victims of domestic violence!          

A special thanks to all of our 2015 sponsors.

 This event was made possible because of you!

Signature Sponsor:

The Lowell S. & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation Inc.

Gold Sponsors:

Appalachian Contracting Services

Koyo Bearings

United Community Bank

Wanda & Terry Stephens

Silver Sponsors:

Art by Rayneri

Coppermines Pest Control

GA Power

Refrigi Wear


Banister Funeral Home

Dawson County Women’s Club

Foothills Family Medicine

Lari Lyn Beyer

Margie & Randy Greer

Mills Fuel Service

The NOA 2014 speakeasy fundraising gala was held on

Saturday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm at the

Cottrell Ranch in Dahlonega, GA.

Guests enjoyed a silent auction, a speakeasy bar, presentations, dancing, gambling, appetizers, dinner catered by Chef Kerns, dessert, and so much more!

Entertainment and live saxophone was donated by DJ Mike Burns of Musical Celebrations!

All proceeds benefit NOA, its mission and its clients.  

Sponsors of NOA’s 2014 Roarin’ Twenties Gala


The Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation


The Cottrell Foundation

Dawsonville Gun & Pawn


Administrative Solutions Group, LLC


James Daniel of App Studios


United Community Bank

W.G. Stephens & Associates

Koyo Bearings

Chef Kern’s


Mike Burns of Musical Celebrations

Layer 3 Communications

Grizzle Grading & Excavating

Chestatee Regional Hospital

Randy & Margie Greer

Georgia Power

Appalachian Contractors

Hallberg Law, LLC


Artistic Printing

Wendy Gilleland of GC Services Of N. GA LLC

Scott Boddie-SE Region Yuengling/Leon Farmer



Foothills Family Medicine

Sunrise Rotary

Larry & Lari Lyn Beyer

Stringer Insurance

Brenda H. Reagan

Cane Creek Storage

Coppermine Pest Control


Dahlonega Animal Hospital

Law Office of Andrea Conarro, LLC

Dawson County Women’s Club

Kroger of Dawsonville

Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery / The Backwoods Distiller

Kim Kyle – Master of Mixes

Stephanie Beaver

Coca Cola Inc.

The Achasta Grill

Johnny Ariemma

Photographer Michael Wewers