Project Description


Gala seating is sold out but donations are still very welcome!

Purple Pansies 10th Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the Freemanville Estate in Milton, Georgia, to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

We are honored to have Kroger as our title partner this year.

Major sponsorship provided Freemanville Estate, The Littrell Family, Associated Printing, and Casa Nuova.

Our goal is to raise $500,000.

The event kicks off with a cocktail hour from 5-6 p.m., cocktail attire, and then includes a wonderful multi course dinner, including wine pairings, an open bar all evening, and a silent and live auction.  The dinner is prepared by Chef Antonio Fundora of Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant located in Alpharetta.

We are blessed to have 3 honorary chairs that are all pancreatic cancer survivors.

Howard Young, a 17-year survivor, Elizabeth O’Connor a 9 year survivor, and Teona Ducre a 3 year survivor.

Purple Pansies was founded by Maria Fundora who lost her loving mother to pancreatic cancer.

This year Purple Pansies, Inc. continues its support of Translational Genomics Research Institute, TGen, a non-profit 501(c)3 medical research organization.  Purple Pansies is one of several local organizations supporting The Final Assault, a TGen pancreatic cancer clinical trial.

Tickets are on sale June 15th, 2019 at

An Atlanta native, Tom entered radio immediately upon leaving high school where he landed the job at WQXI / 94-Q.  Tom hosted every show on WQXI then worked his way over to 94-Q  (WQXI-FM) eventually landing the night show on the revamped Star 94 FM (WSTR-FM.)  Tom met Dunwoody High School student Ryan Seacrest and trained him in all aspects of radio eventually putting him on air for the first broadcast of his now famous career!

While working in radio Tom became a host on NBC Television’s “Atlanta & Company“,  a daily one hour show he hosted with Holly Firfer.  During this time Sullivan became nominated for an Emmy award as Outstanding On Camera Talent and Performer.

Tom strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with countless charities during the year and as a corporate host and emcee.

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Pioneer Partner – $50,000

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Champion Partner - $25,000

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Advocate Partner - $10,000

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Purple Pansies - $5000

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Violet Pansies - $2500
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Pink Pansies - $1000
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Yellow Pansies - $500
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White Pansies - $100


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