Posted on: October 25, 2023 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 19

The Atlanta Chapter of Jack & Jill of America recently hosted its sixth annual Bold Lips & Bow Ties event, affectionately known as #BLBT6, and it was a night to remember. This extravagant soirée took place at The Gathering Spot, an ideal backdrop for a night filled with sophistication, artistry, and philanthropy.


This year, the event continued its tradition of giving back to the community by honoring five remarkable organizations: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), SEMLinks, Kids Docs on Wheels, Silence the Shame, and The Jack and Jill of America Foundation. These organizations received support and recognition, exemplifying the commitment to making a positive impact on the Atlanta community.

The event’s success was made possible thanks to the generous support of its sponsors. The Diamond Sponsor, Home Depot, and the Titanium Sponsor, The Gibson Charitable Giving Fund(Dwight and Ericka Gibson), played a significant role in making #BLBT6 a reality. Furthermore, Platinum sponsors Microsoft, J.P. Morgan & Chase, Georgia Tech, Georgia Dermatology Partners, and Dr. Obi Ugwonali -Peachtree Orthopedics demonstrated their commitment to the cause and the Atlanta community.

In attendance was former Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is a proud member of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill. Additionally, current Mayor Andre Dickens, who has been a longtime supporter of Jack and Jill of America, delivered a heartfelt speech on the importance of community involvement. He emphasized the organization’s incredible work in nurturing future leaders and the impact it has on the city.

The #BLBT6 event unfolded in an atmosphere of luxury and grace, with a pink carpet to welcome guests. The enchanting sounds of flautist John William filled the air as guests enjoyed La fête du Rosè from a stunning wine skirt, courtesy of La fête du Rosè.

The event also celebrated the talents of various artists, including Robert Ector, Marcus Bishop, and Fahamu Pecou, whose work added a touch of culture and sophistication to the evening.

For those looking to tantalize their taste buds, the event featured spirit tastings by Brown Girl Brew and Greenwood Whiskey. The options were as diverse as they were delicious, providing a unique and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Ladies in attendance had the opportunity to discover their perfect bold lip with lip demonstrations by Scoobie West Beauty and Power Beauty Collection. These beauty experts offered guidance and showcased the latest trends in makeup, adding an element of glamour to the event.

One of the standout features of #BLBT6 was the dessert bar, which featured the culinary artistry of some of Atlanta’s top African American pastry chefs. Kupcakerie, Buttafly Kisses, Operation Mini Donuts, A Pinch Bakery, Lanee’s Whoopie Pies, and KroyKorn Pop Korn served up delectable treats that delighted the senses and satisfied sweet cravings.

The evening was not without music, as DJ Tron, DJ Cinto and live music from The Tony Tatum Experience provided the sounds that kept the atmosphere lively and celebratory throughout the event.

In summary, Bold Lips & Bow Ties #BLBT6 was a night that combined style, culture, and philanthropy. “Bold Lips and Bow Ties is a particularly special event to me because it beautifully blends who we are and what we do,” said Mikki Anderson, President of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  She went on to praise the hard work of the 200 members of the Atlanta Chapter and to proudly announce that this year’s event is the highest netting fundraiser in the chapter’s history, with preliminary numbers showing over $275,000 raised.

If you missed the event, here’s a Video Recap curated by @eyesofaries.

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until next year,

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds

19 People reacted on this

  1. Great article and what an amazing event! This article sums up the event so nicely and makes me relive it in my head. Can’t wait till next year to do it all over again. Dr. Courtney A Hammonds on the red carpet was the icing on the cake. Kudos all around!

  2. Great event! Fantastic event for many worthy local organizations. Your coverage of the pink carpet and the guest attending was an added treat for the afternoon! Thank you Dr. Courtney for your added flair to the event!

  3. This event was absolutely FABULOUS! Dr. Hammonds you brought so much fun to the pink carpet! Reading this piece makes me feel like I’m back at Bold Lips & Bow Ties!

  4. This was my first time attending #BLBT and it was certainly an experience + a party with a purpose! Well done in curating this article because Jack and Jill’s Atlanta chapter is looking good (bold lips 👄 & bow ties) and they are doing good. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Thank you Dr. Courtney A Hammonds and Upscale magazine for capturing the essence of Bold Lips + Bow Ties 6. Your engaging interviews on the pink carpet showcased the beauty and heart behind the Why, Who, and How behind our Party with a Purpose.

  6. Awesome article to capture an awesome event. Thank you Upscale for capturing and sharing what was truly a purpose-filled all out party. To all the sponsors, your generosity is appreciated more than words. For all that joined us for the event we hope the experience electrified all of your senses. Can’t wait until next year.

  7. Amazing overview of this event! Glad to party for a purpose with so many supporters of this initiative!

  8. Thank you for highlighting the philanthropic endeavors of our beloved organization. Our chapter appreciates your roll in making our signature fundraiser a success! Until next time!

  9. Amazing article! This is such an awesome event and even more exciting to see a childhood friend as the flautist 🙂

  10. Thanks so much for the amazing article, Upscale. This was my first year attending this event and I was just blown away. I think you perfectly captured the essence of it. Definitely the event of the year for me for so many of the reasons you pointed out!

  11. Had an amazing time! Thanks for highlighting the work of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill! We party with a purpose!

  12. Wonderful article covering a wonderful event! Thank you Dr. Hammond’s for time spent on the pink carpet interviewing our amazing sponsors and guests. You were a joy to work with and brought such elegance to BLBT!

  13. Well said Dr. Hammond! Thank you for your work on the pink carpet, elevating the importance of this event in this fabulous article, and raising awareness for our beneficiaries.

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