Galaxy of Stars
15th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Luncheon
Presented by Nobis Works and WellStar
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Renaissance Waverly Hotel at Cobb Galleria
11:15 a.m. - Registration and Networking
Noon - Luncheon and Program
Join us to celebrate and recognize the abilities of individuals with disabilities and the community champions that support them through employment, mentoring, advocacy and philanthropy.
|$5,000 (8 Seats)||
$125/Person (includes lunch for one nominee and guest)
|$2,500 (8 Seats)||
$75/Person for Individual Ticket(s)
|$1,250 (8 Seats)|
For more information, please contact Gayle Lee at 770-427-9000 or Gayle.L[email protected]
"Employment is nature's best physician, and is essential to human happiness."
-Claudius Galen, 172 A.D.
Ways to get involved in the 2013 Galaxy of Stars, and to show your support for the Tommy Nobis Center include:
1. Become a Sponsor
2. Nominate a Worthy Individual, Organization, or Program
3. Attend the Event and Tell a Friend
Become a Sponsor
The Galaxy of Stars luncheon is an event where individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment are recognized for their outstanding efforts within the workplace. Companies and organizations throughout Georgia are recognized for their inclusion of these individuals. In 2021, around 350 people from across Georgia attended this event and helped raise thousands of dollars to fund vocational and employment services directly affecting youth and adults with disabilities.
Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Tommy Nobis Foundation and go directly to provide services and programs to the almost 1,000 individuals we serve annually.
You can download the brochure to review sponsorship benefits, event information, and registration material for your 2013 fiscal year planning purposes. Information about Joint Sponsorship for both Galaxy of Stars and the Tommy Nobis Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, to take place September 30, 2013 can be obtained by contacting Gayle Lee at 770-427-9000, ext. 5102 or e-mail [email protected] .
Nominate a Worthy Individual, Organization, or Program
Anyone can nominate any individual in the workplace with disabilities or any individual, organization, or program that supports people with disabilities, regardless of affilition. Your nomination is a wonderful way to honor and recognize the achievers in your sphere of influence. Please complete a separate nomination form for each nomination you wish to submit. We are accepting nominations and you may download a brochure for your nomination submission by clicking here. Deadline for nominations is January 21, 2014. Click here to view the Galaxy of Stars 2013 Sponsorship brochure.
Attend the Event and Tell a Friend
By attending the event, you learn more about the human services industry and how you can get involved. This inspiring event is a great way to find out how people across Georgia are putting their abilities to work. To learn more about the event and receive an invitation, please call 770-427-9000 and speak to Gayle Lee or email [email protected].
Highlights from 2012 Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards Event
Nobis Works hosted its 14th Annual Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards luncheon April 25, 2012 to honor outstanding workplace accomplishments of individuals with disabilities and to recognize community partners who advocate on their behalf.
The Galaxy of Stars event recognizes employees with disabilities who "reach for the stars" and organizations and community leaders that champion their inclusion by providing employment and support. This event fosters public awareness and strengthens community partnerships by helping educate about the power of individuals with disabilities in gaining employment and achieving independence.
2012 Galaxy of Stars Award Winners:
Robert Kim, Kroger - Tommy Nobis Center Rising Star Graduate
Aaron Hartman, Publix - All Star Employee
Rick Lewis, Delta Airlines - All Star Employee, Management
Southern Company - Visionary Employer
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center - Outstanding Program
Acworth Police Department: "Covering the Bases" Program - Outstanding Volunteer Advocacy
Rachel Hunter, Goodwill of North Georgia - Outstanding Professional Advocacy
Nalley Lexus-Roswell's "Cafe Blends: Blending Autism into the Workplace" - Barrier Breaker for Innovation
Acworth Police Department: "Covering the Bases" Program - Governor's Award