The Sutton’s Social Events Emphasize Global and Local Giving
Residents of The Sutton Buckhead apartments are privy to a best-kept secret: 30305 is the zip code to beat in Atlanta. World-class shopping, exceptional dining and nightlife, pristine parks, and entertainment venues rival any in the city. A feeling of gratitude accompanies living in the Buckhead area and with that, there is often a desire to give back—to pay forward one’s good fortune. The Sutton’s developer and management team recognize the altruistic nature of the area’s denizens and, by hosting an ongoing series of social events, they hope to champion the causes most important to tenants. From wide-ranging events with global implications to smaller scale gatherings promoting networking or special interests, The Sutton aims to further the goals of a community that cares.
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Ambul Jain is a future resident of The Sutton. His humanitarian efforts, however, reach far beyond his Buckhead home. In May, 2016, Jain founded Feed A Billion, a non-profit organization devoted to providing healthy meals to people in need around the world. Following a particularly revelatory experience while delivering food in Atlanta, his hometown, Jain recognized, as he explains, “the correlation between food and self-worth, and how the impact of hunger on humanity, especially children, is devastating on more than just a physical level.”
The launch of Feed A Billion was inspired by some truly staggering statistics: 795 million people globally have no idea where their next meal will come from, and every 4 seconds, a person dies from hunger. This amounts to the loss of 21,600 lives daily on an international level. Jain’s ambitious goal envisions serving one billion nutritious meals throughout impoverished communities by 2020. To date, the organization has funded four million meals across India, Africa, and the United States.
Earlier this year, The Sutton hosted a fundraiser to further Jain’s reach. The event was held on the premises and welcomed more than 90 attendants. Buckhead’s Savi Provisions catered the evening with a selection of locally sourced and organic offerings. The social occasion’s soundtrack was provided by a talented Atlanta pianist and a selection of red and white wines served as refreshments for the cause. A silent auction marked the apex of the night, where bids were placed on a wide range of items including a gift bag of Spanx products, chiropractic sessions, and a villa stay in Mexico. By evening’s end, personal donations and proceeds from the auction tallied up to an impressive $53,000 raised for Feed A Billion.
FASHION FOR FRANCOPHILES
While Ambul Jain’s fundraiser served a global purpose, The Sutton is intent on championing local causes, as well. A recent networking event for Buckhead professionals unfolded on the property this spring. Stephanie Kisierlewicz, of the luxury consignment company “The RealReal” and Nancy Flaherty of “Grace In Paris,” brought a European vibe to the Parisian-themed gathering. The forty-five guests attending enjoyed discussions on closet organization, consignment shopping and selling, and the best boutiques to be found on the side streets of Paris.
The enthusiastic response to these initial endeavors heralds a future of successful events to be held at The Sutton. Whether highlighting far-reaching global concerns or focusing on the needs and passions of local residents, The Sutton will serve as a social space for gatherings large and small. Already in the planning stages are an upcoming Scotch tasting, a cigar rolling seminar, Interior Design workshops, and events that celebrate residents’ love of their pets.