The 29th annual Great Gatsby Gala benefit for the National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter, held at Wells Fargo Atrium uptown put the fun in fundraiser. Guests dressed in 1920s era attire, or black tie, to dance the night away, enjoy food from some of Charlotte's best restaurants and bid on silent auction items.
The restaurants dishing out delectable samples of some of their signature dishes were Corkbuzz, Dogwood Southern Table and Bar, Dresslers, Loft & Cellar, Pei Wei, Porter's House, Rock Salt, Ruth's Chris, Sea Level, Something Classic Catering, The Cellar at Duckworths, The Fig Tree Restaurant at the Lucas House and Vivace.
Guests who splurged on tickets that included a VIP Speakeasy Reception sponsored by the Wurzburger family and Novant Health had a bar area to themselves and were invited to the After Party at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
Emcee for the evening was WBTV's Brigida Mack. The O Report publisher Olivia Fortson judged the costume contest. The winners were adorable flapper Taura Napier and dandy gent Charles Held. The committee members who helped make the evening possible were Event Chair Rick McDermott, Nancy Betler, Kevin Chandler, Kevin Conner, Amanda Durham, Stefan Friend, Alicia LaLone, Kristin Leis, Linda Rhyne, Deborah Ritter, Shanna Rivera, Joanna Schimizzi, Apple Tran and Sandy Wurzburger.