for your support of
2020 Heroes, Saints & Legends

More than $371,000 has been raised
AND we have met the match of our
generous anonymous donor!


It's never too late to be a part of creating communities of connection, well-being and promise for older adults by providing pastoral care, wellness programming and financial assistance for housing and meals.

or mail a check to Foundation of Wesley Woods, 1817 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

About Heroes, Saints & Legends

Heroes, Saints & Legends honors extraordinary individuals who have shaped our community through a lifetime commitment to leadership, service and philanthropy. Funds raised through Heroes, Saints & Legends benefit the mission and ministry of Wesley Woods which includes financial assistance with meals and housing, wellness programming and pastoral care to the older adults living in Wesley Woods communities.

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2020 Honorees


Cecelia and David Ratcliffe

David Ratcliffe is the retired Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company. He began his career in 1970 as a biologist with a focus on environmental work around power plants. Since that time, he has served in various executive capacities in his almost 40-year career within Southern Company, including CFO of Georgia Power, SVP of External Affairs for Southern Company, and CEO of Mississippi Power.

In 2004, David received the Diversity CEO of the Year Award at the Georgia Minority Business Awards due to his commitment to diversity at Georgia Power. He currently serves on the board of SunTrust, the Georgia Research Alliance and various startup companies. He has served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, CSX Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control Foundation.

David credits his wife of almost 50 years, Cecelia, for her indispensable support which he says has made him into the person he is today. Together, they are chairing their third Beastly Feast for Zoo Atlanta, where David also led the “wildly” successful capital campaign. Cecelia is an active and engaged volunteer in Buckhead Christian Ministries, 100 Shares, the Ivy Garden Club, Feed Atlanta, Reading with Malcolm and The Lion Tamers Bible study where she mentors young women. Cecelia and David are blessed with two children and enjoy spending time with their two granddaughters.


Dr. Carolyn and Coach Bill Curry

Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry is the Founder and Director of Women Alone Together, a non-profit working to build confidence and community among women who are alone in our culture. She is also the author of Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, selected as one of the Top 10 Books All Georgians Should Read. In 2015, Carolyn received Georgia Author of the Year from the Georgia Writers Association.

Carolyn has served on the Board of Trustees of Young Harris College, the Advisory Council for Action Ministries and the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University. Currently, Carolyn serves on the Development Committee for Breakthru House and is a board member of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association.

Coach Bill Curry is a former NFL player for the Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, and Green Bay Packers. He is a two-time Pro Bowl center, and two-time Super Bowl champion. As a coach, Bill restored the Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets to national prominence, led the University of Alabama to an SEC championship, and the Kentucky Wildcats to their first bowl game in nearly a decade. In 2008, Bill became the first head coach at Georgia State University. As a leader, Bill served as President of the NFL Players Association during one of the most tumultuous periods in NFL history, and was an ESPN football analyst for 11 years.

Bill has written two books, One More July— A Football Dialogue and Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle, recognized as the best book ever about the NFL. Today, Bill has touched countless lives by being a mentor, advisor, role model and philanthropist to his players, athletes and countless others.

2020 Sponsors




Anne and David Boyd
The Coca-Cola Company
Fred Cooper
Carol and Paul Garcia
Lila and Doug Hertz
Beth and Tommy Holder
Martha and Neal Purcell
SunTrust Bank
Donn Ann and Ken Weber
Woodruff Health Sciences
Center of Emory University


A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab
Julie and Jim Balloun
Donna and Chip Davidson
Lou Brown Jewell


Merritt Bond
Nancy and Coleman Budd
Bethany and Chip Busbey
Julie Childs
Carolyn and Bill Curry
Laura and Bob Currie
Lillian and Buddy Darden
EKG Security, Inc.
Priscilla and Linton Hopkins
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Mauldin & Jenkins LLC
Lisa and Bill McGahan
Mary Jane and Hugh Peterson
Red Coat Services
Ashley and Bill Rogers
Fran and Joe Rogers
Gail and John Singleton
Leslie Spiro and Peter Seiden
Mary Carolyn and Ron Thigpen
Kathleen and Andy Thomas
Susan and Glenn Warren
Zoo Atlanta


North Georgia Conference
Board of Laity
Northside UMC
Peachtree Road UMC
Roswell UMC


Pam and Denny Betz
Century Solutions Group, Inc.
Coxe, Curry & Associates
Jill and Bill Dahlberg
Nita and Pat Epps
Cindy and John Ethridge
Shannon and Charles Gardner
Lou and Tom Glenn
Karen and Ron Greer
Caroline and Jack Hardin
Betty and Charles Harrison
Zoe and Smokey Hicks
Jan and Tom Hough
Tatty and Harry Howard
Amy and Hank Huckaby
Sherry and Tom Jackson
Trina and Mike Johns
Cecy Jones
Denise and Daryl Jones
Sarah and Chuck Jordan
Vernon Jordan
Lisa and Billy Laube
Marsh USA, Inc.
Marcy and Pete McTier
Rosalie North
Colleen and Sam Nunn
Dennis Patterson
Sharon Pauli
Vicki and Joe Riedel
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Karen and Todd Stansbury
Stephanie and Austin Stephens
Lizanne Thomas
USI Insurance Services
Celia and Steve Voorhees
Wendi and John Wells
Janie and Chuck Wilson
Dian and Tom Winingder

Event Chair

Lillian Budd Darden

Honoree Chairs

Zoe Hicks
and Neal Purcell



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