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Mad Hatter 2021

The Art of Healing

Saturday, October 23rd at the Grand Hyatt

Georgette Eftekhari & Stephanie Gounder, Co-Chairs

We are pleased to announce Mad Hatter 2021! Our annual Mad Hatter event will be celebrated at the Grand Hyatt-Nashville's newest luxury hotel! This beautifully appointed hotel features a large ballroom and expansive hallways where social distancing can also be practiced.


Mad Hatter 2021: The Art of Healing, will showcase the exclusive launch of the SEEN project, an inspiring and highly unique collection of fine-art photographs and stories from the healing journeys of survivors through the lens of documentary photograph and artist, Dan Heller. Mad Hatter guests will have the special opportunity to hear from the survivors and the photographer, view compelling, large-scale prints of each survivor, as well as get a first glimpse of the First Edition book featuring all the photographs in this "first-of-a-kind" collection. This launch will bring a larger and broader audience to Mad Hatter 2021, providing unique opportunities for sponsors. It is a year you do not want to miss! 

This year's event will have a wonderful silent auction, with Meri Barr Gordon & Ann Early Spiller as the Auction Co-Chairs. The silent auction participants will be delighted with amazing items and a great experience. Everybody will have the opportunity to participate in the silent auction, whether you are attending the event or participating online. 

Mad Hatter 2021 Committee 

Georgette Eftekhari, Co-Chair

Stephanie Gounder, Co-Chair

Meri Barr Gordon, Auction co-chair

Ann Early Spiller, Auction co-chair


Samantha Flener

Mary Lindley Carswell

Sarah Wolfson Butler

Kate Boston Melby

Elaina S. Al-Nimri

Sara K. Morgan

Virginia Ezell Briley

Heather Gilbert Hawley

Steffen Pelletier Arters

Madison T. Barr


In compliance with Metro Health guidelines, unvaccinated attendees and participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks during the night of Mad Hatter. Please stay at home if you are not feeling well or have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Please contact Diana Perez at, if you have any questions.