The second annual White Coat Grady Gala raised $866,000 for the Grady Health Foundation and honored four local healthcare heroes.
The event, held in the Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium, was co-chaired by Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher along with June and Michael Tompkins. Channel 2 anchor John Bachman was the emcee.
Long-time Atlanta businessman and developer Tom Bell, a founding member of Grady Memorial Hospital’s corporate board, who is credited with raising $320 million and keeping Grady’s doors open, received the Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award.
“Everybody knows this award out to go to Pete but we couldn’t figure out a way for him to give it to himself so here I am,” said Bell, the retired CEO of development firm Cousins Properties Inc. “We have made a lot of progress but we have so much left. I