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Telfair Ball takes on a grand scale in 2019!

The museum’s most important and exclusive fundraiser is taking a trip from its usual location along Telfair Square this year. On February 23, the 39th Annual Telfair Ball will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the remarkable architecture of our historic buildings and the pioneering legacy of Mary Telfair. Under grand sailcloth tents in Forsyth Park, revelers will enjoy a unique and fanciful evening.

The Telfair Ball is Savannah’s most illustrious annual gala, this year celebrating two centuries of architecture, the Telfair family legacy, William Jay’s magical designs, and Savannah’s enduring allure and mystery. Telfair’s most significant fundraiser, the Ball supports the future of the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Jepson Center. Proceeds directly fund the museum’s educational outreach, exhibitions, and related activities, bringing the benefits of art to over 190,000 people each year. Tickets are available to Director’s Circle members for $500 each. Together, with the live and silent auction and Fund-A-Need portion of the evening, these contributions allow the museum to build upon its long history of charitable service while helping to create new memories for generations to come.

If you are a Director’s Circle member and would like to attend the 2019 Telfair Ball, please contact us soon, as tickets are expected to sell out quickly! To learn more about how to purchase tickets, please call Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or email

We are so grateful to our sponsors!

Telfair Academy Bicentennial Sponsor: St. Joseph’s/Candler

Diamond Sponsors: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Alice and Bob Jepson, MDH Partners

Platinum Sponsors: Colonial Group, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, Merrill Lynch

Birthday Cake and Coffee Sponsor: Red Diamond, Inc.

Gold Sponsors: Bouhan Falligant, Brasseler USA, Cay Insurance Services, Sarah and Malon Courts, Critz Auto Group, Elite Concrete, Steve Green & Barbara Lynn Howell, Historical Concepts, Morris Multimedia, Inc., Palmer & Cay, PNC Bank, Red Diamond, Inc., Savannah Distributing, Sound View Wealth Advisors, South State Bank, Staci Donegan Real Estate Group, Sterling Seacrest Partners, Stifel, SunTrust Bank, The Flatbrush Foundation, The Kessler Collection

Silver Sponsors: Acuity Brands, Inc., Byrd Cookie Company, Glow Medical Spa, India King Designs, McGriff Insurance Services, Parker Companies, Carl B. Pearl, M.D., Southcoast Commerical, The Skinnie Magazine, United Community Bank

200th Anniversary Circle Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Bolch III, Mr. and Mrs. F. Reed Dulany III, Mr. Joe L. Herring, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Josh Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. King, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Angus Littlejohn, Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine L. Willett