Odyssey Annual Brunch

News Coverage of the 2019 Odyssey Brunch

Be on the lookout for coverage from the 2019 Odyssey Brunch in The Northside Neighbor newspaper, as well as The Atlantan!

February 11, 2019

St. Regis Hotel – Buckhead

9:30-11:30 AM

Thank you for joining us at the 10th Annual Odyssey Brunch!

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. The event also honors each year a star Odyssey student who represents the promising future of Atlanta’s youth.

2019 Odyssey Brunch Committee

Jen Bennecke
Mary Schwartz

Honorary Co-Chairs
Catherine Flynn
Betsy Meacham
Corrie Alford
Holly Baer
Trameka Bettis
Tasneem Bhatia
Marnee Byrd
Anna Copeland
Julia Demetrius
Sarah Bochar Early
Abby Echols
Reema Gillian
Lea Gilliland
Margaret Goheen
Emi Gragnani
Tina Hunsicker
Catherine Jaxon
Chambless Kalka
Lindsey Kamin
Jennifer Kellett
Amy Kim
Ashley Miller
Louise Moore
Veronica Morrissette
Swati Patel
Lys Paulhus
Alden Potts
Michelle Quinones
Stephanie Resnick
Jeannie Sands
Silke Wahl
Angela West
Lisa Wong
Kira Wood


Odyssey Brunch Keynote Speakers

2019 – Jared Bailey, Taylor Walker, and Meria  J. Cartstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools
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

Congratulations to our 2019 Raffle Winners!

  • Prize 1: Enter to win a 5-Day/4-Night Stay at Hacienda Tres Rios Resort & Nature Park, located in the Riviera Maya, Mexico for 2 adults (includes 2 children-optional). Plus, a $2,000 AmEx Gift Card to cover 2 adult “all-inclusive” food & beverage packages
  • The prize has been made possible through the generous donation of Esther Green. 

Raffle Prize - David Yurman


  • Prize 2: Win a gorgeous David Yurman bracelet valued at $2,750.
  • This donation has been made possible through Sara Beth Brown Prendeville and Brown & Co. Jewelers. 

Raffle prize courtesy of:

Esther Green
Beth Brown Prendeville and Brown & Co. Jewelers.