Butterfly Ball, presented by Trustmark, was a special night for the community to come together during a premier black-tie gala to support innovative solutions for children’s mental health.
New this year, Butterfly Ball attendees experienced the sounds of Big Band as Canopy’s historic mission came alive to music! Capitol City Stage Band played big band classics and took us on a musical journey through Canopy’s 110-year history. Accompanying the band on vocals was Adam Collier and dancing the foxtrot, waltz and more styles was Gotham Dance Club and The Mississippi Dance Doctors. To celebrate Canopy’s 110-year history, our youth volunteers were welcomed on stage with birthday cakes. Guests sang happy birthday to Canopy before enjoying celebratory confetti cake. Special thank you to Stephen Barnette of Davaine Lighting and Gary Watts.
Chrysalis Award Winners
The annual Chrysalis Award is given to those transformational partners who come alongside Canopy to make space and opportunities for transformation. Partners who want to leverage over 500 dedicated and mission-driven employees to do something together that Canopy could never accomplish alone. Canopy is proudly honored to award its 2022 Chrysalis Awards to Marshall Ramsey and Microsoft
Marshall Ramsey has been engaged with Canopy’s mission for several years including emceeing the Butterfly Ball from 2019-2021. Marshall is a friend, advocate and force to help Canopy win the war on the stigma of mental health for children
Microsoft is a global technology leader and has a mission to empower others to do more. Since 2018, Microsoft has engaged Canopy in their Hack-A-Thons to innovate new technology solutions for persons on the autism spectrum; held multiple benefit concerts to raise vital funding for Canopy’s Autism Solutions; provided Canopy with a Digital Transformation pathway; and shared best practices and knowledge through numerous leadership meetings such as Microsoft’s Global Neurodiversity Team and Microsoft’s innovation hub: The Garage.