SM&P Supports LiveSafe Resources Tribute Gala

SM&P team members supported and enjoyed the 38th Annual Tribute to Achievement Gala honoring exceptional local women at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. Every year, 15 community leaders are nominated to be honored as Women of Achievement. One of them was named 2023 Woman of the Year during the festive event.

The firm’s director of client relations, Victoria Turney, attended and did not regret that decision. “It was an awesome time of fellowship and comradery,” she said. “Even better, the proceeds go to support one of the most effective and needed organizations in the Atlanta area.”

The auction featured more than 150 really great items. “And if that wasn’t enough,” said Victoria, “they always put on a great show. So even those who are outbid win anyway, especially since all dollars given for the items go directly to LiveSafe Resources.”

“Congratulations to Debbie Ginocchio, of Sweetwater Mission in Austell, our 2023 Woman of the Year,” said Mary Montgomery, SM&P’s founding and managing partner. “We also appreciate Todd Droege, co-owner of Tactical Martial Arts and Concealed Carry Solutions. He won and richly deserved the Pat Head Award.”

The Gala’s beneficiary, LiveSafe Resources, is a 24/7 operation that has been creating awareness of abuse, fostering support, and saving lives in this community since 1917. For the past years, SM&P has been an avid supporter of this Marietta-based organization that helps domestic violence, sexual assualt, and elder abuse victims get back on their feet.

LiveSafe Resources is the only non-profit partnering with law enforcement, the DA’s office, and WellStar Health System to provide emergency services and outreach to sexual assault victims in Cobb, Cherokee, and Paulding counties.

The agency’s broad and deep reach is why, Mary said, the firm has supported the effort for many years. “Because we can count on LiveSafe Resources to so efficiently and consistently make a difference in our community, we want them to be able to count on us as well.”

“Thanks for being there and shopping and sponsoring,” responded LiveSafe Resources’ Cindy Fennel, director of development. “We raised more than $150,000 to support our mission. It was a GREAT night!”