Make-A-Wish GA Honors Gratus Capital’s Hank McLarty

We are incredibly proud to share that Make-A-Wish® Georgia recently honored Gratus Capital founder and president Hank McLarty at Wish Ball 2019 for his unwavering dedication and heart for the organization’s mission.

Wish Ball is Make-A-Wish® Georgia’s annual signature fundraising event that shares the powerful stories of children who have been touched by a life-changing wish experience, and it raises vital funds for the future wishes of more Georgia children with critical illnesses.

As a tireless supporter of Make-A-Wish® Georgia for 23 years, McLarty granted his very first wish in 1999, and has since held leadership roles on the chapter’s Board of Directors, served as chair of Wish Ball for multiple years, and continues to grant life-changing wishes for children in the community.

According to Make-A-Wish® Georgia, this year’s 15th annual Wish Ball, which was held at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on September 28th, raised a record-breaking $1.3 million to benefit local wish-granting efforts.

“I’ve spent time with families that were mourning the loss of their child, and I’ve spent time with families that were celebrating the life of the child,” McLarty told Wish Ball guests during a moving speech on the transformational power of a wish on a child’s life. 

“But whatever the circumstances, there’s one thing that they all had in common – the wish changed the life of the child, and it changed the life of the family forever,” he said.

This resolute commitment to providing hope, strength, and joy to countless children with critical illnesses is a source of inspiration for every member of the Gratus team, and it embodies our belief that the best in each of us enriches all of us. To see some of the inspiring moments from Hank’s Wish Ball speech, view the video below. 

Congratulations, Hank!

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