ecoBenefete 2018

Honoring Rob Williams as our Distinguished Conservationist

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018  //  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

At The Stave Room at ASW Distillery / Atlanta
Business Formal

Save The Date! On September 21, join the Georgia Conservancy at ecoBenefete, the Georgia Conservancy's premier gala. ecoBenefete annually honors an exceptional steward of Georgia's natural resources with the Distinguished Conservationist award.


The Georgia Conservancy is proud to honor Rob Williams of the Institute of Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Georgia State University as the 2018 Distinguished Conservationist. The Distinguished Conservationist Award recognizes an individual or institution that has left a profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia's natural resources. Through his various roles at IGEL, Rob Williams has helped to create an incredibly influential program that has provided environmental education, leadership development and conflict resolution skills to hundreds of Georgians, many of whom are today's leaders in business, science, conservation, industry, education and government, enabling them to constructively work through some of Georgia's most pressing environmental challenges.

Ecobenefete Registration

Ecobenefete Ticket ($250)*


  • A cocktail reception
  • Passed hors-d'oeuvres
  • Three course meal
  • Live music
  • Silent auction

*Georgia Conservancy members receive $25 off of ticket price. Tickets to ecoBenefete will increase to $275 on September 1.

EcoBenefete Patron ($1,000)

Includes ecoBenefête ticket perks, plus:

  • Two guest tickets to ecoBenefête
  • Name recognition at ecoBenefête (signage, stage & program)
  • Logo recognition in Panorama Magazine
  • Patronage featured in 2018 ecoBenefête website
  • Premium seating, front of room and near honoree
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Past DistinguishED ConservationistS

The City of Columbus
Will Harris III
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Jim Kennedy
Ray Weeks
Clay Long
Laura & Rutherford Seydel
James Mackay
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Horizon
Senator Sam Nunn
Chuck Leavell
Eugene Odum

Governor Nathan Deal
Lieutenant Governor Pierre Howard
Georgia Tech College of Architecture
Ben Slade III
E. Cody Laird Jr.
Emory University
Atlantic Station
Charles Brewer
Garden Club of Georgia
Congressman John Lewis
Governor Zell Miller
Ray C. Anderson
Ted Turner