Odyssey Annual Brunch

February 11, 2019

St. Regis Hotel – Buckhead

Join Us for the 10th Annual Odyssey Brunch!

Photos and Film


Odyssey Scholar Award



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

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

Honorary Co-Chairs
Catherine Flynn
Betsy Meacham


Jen 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.

Raffle prize courtesy of: