Odyssey Annual Brunch

February 11, 2019

St. Regis Hotel – Buckhead

Thank you for joining us at the  Annual Brunch.  We invite you to follow this site to see photos and video from the morning, as well as updates about planning for the 10th Anniversary Brunch in 2019!

The Odyssey Brunch is Odyssey’s premier fundraising event of the year, and is attended by several hundred Atlantans who share a commitment to educational access for all of Atlanta’s youth. The morning includes a networking brunch, raffle, and a short keynote address by a national thought leader in education. The event also honors each year a star Odyssey student who represents the promising future of Atlanta’s youth.

2019 Odyssey Brunch Committee


Jenn Bennecke

Mary Schwartz

Odyssey Brunch Keynote Speakers

2017 – Dr. Michael Lomax, CEO and President of UNCF
2016 – Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor at UCLA
2015 – Meria  J. Cartstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools
2014 – Panel with Dr. William Clarkson IV, Headmaster of The Westminster Schools, and John “Sandy’ Smith, founding Odyssey Board Member, moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN

Dr. Michael Lomax

Dr. Pedro Noguera

Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen

2018 Photos

Annual Brunch Raffle

Congratulation to Raffle Prize Winner Patricia Robinson.

Funds raised by the raffle will cover the costs of 6 students next summer.

Prize Package included:

  • Elegant accommodations for two nights for two people (one room) at The Cloister or The Lodge at Sea Island. The resort has received four Forbes Five-Star awards for nine consecutive years.
  • One round of golf per person (2 total and including cart and forecaddie) on any of Sea Island’s championship courses, including Seaside and Plantation, site of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic.
  • $2,000 American Express Gift Card to cover food and other travel costs.

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