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As Ted Turner arrived at the Captain Planet Foundation gala private reception for major donors Friday night at the Georgia Aquarium, he made one final tweak to the fundraiser's decor. He ordered the environmental non-profit's trademark green carpet taken up and re-rolled in order to fix a potentially dangerous buckling issue on the floor. It's little wonder then when CNN's Nadia Bilchik introduced the smog-fighting cartoon character's dad to attendees at the sold-out dinner in the Oceans Ballroom, she described Turner as "media mogul, philanthropist and a guy who still picks up trash on the sidewalk."
Captain Planet Foundation chair Laura Turner Seydel and Atlanta jewelry designer Elizabeth DuPree Lynch had some major scoop to share with us on a recent afternoon at DuPree Lynch's gorgeous Buckhead home. As Atlanta author Elizabeth Dewberry and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" newest cast member Marlo Hampton hosted an intimate private afternoon jewelry shopping spree of DuPree Lynch's designs as a fundraiser for the globally minded eco non-profit (to check out a photo gallery from the party, click here), Turner Seydel tipped us about CPF's next big fundraiser.