Georgia Historical Society Announces 2016 Trustees Gala Theme – Dare To Dream

Savannah, GA., October 22, 2015 –  The Georgia Historical Society announced today that the theme of the 2016 Trustees Gala is “Dare to Dream.”  Inspired by the iconic Georgia businesses that helped to shape the modern world, with a nostalgic nod to the Mad Men era, “Dare to Dream” will be a sophisticated and stylish tribute to a time when martinis and bossa nova were de rigueur.

The 2016 Trustees Gala will feature Governor Nathan Deal’s induction of Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company and James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Synovus as the newest Georgia Trustees.

“This year’s theme harkens back to a time of excess and infinite possibility, when corporate America was the new frontier.  People appreciated a good cocktail and dreamed of going to the moon,” said Laura Garcia-Culler, Executive Vice President and COO of the Georgia Historical Society.

“The Trustees Gala is the one night each year when business, political, philanthropic and community leaders from across our state gather to honor the best that our state has produced so it has to be a special evening for our honorees and guests,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, Chairman and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.  “Finding a fresh, bold, and entertaining new theme each year comes from the creative talents of Laura Garcia-Culler and she never disappoints. We are fortunate to have someone with her level of talent to coordinate this high profile event each year and ‘Dare to Dream’ promises to be nothing short of spectacular.”

Join us as we honor the giants of Georgia’s business history, in an alluring evening with a retro twist that includes dinner, dancing and lively conversation with the inductees.  The Gala will take place Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.  Seating is limited and will be released for public sale beginning November 1, 2015, online at

Bring your own swagger and remember, “Only boring people are bored.”