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Reception and Auction

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
7 p.m.
Savannah Golf Club
Live Auction Items


Charity Clay Shoot

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
9 a.m., Noon, 3 p.m.
Forest City Gun Club
Breakfast and Lunch Provided

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16th Annual Candler Clays Charity Shoot & Auction

Through your participation and sponsorship of Candler Clays, cancer patients in our community have better access to clinical trials, research programs and state-of-the-art equipment necessary for the advancement of cancer treatment.

The 2017 event raised a record of more than $161,000 for advancements in cancer care in the Savannah region. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $1 million, benefitting the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler. 

Each year, the Candler Clays event honors a cancer survivor or memorializes someone who died of cancer. The 16th annual Candler Clays Charity shoot honors the life and courage of Louise Vaughn Lauretti.

Originally from San Diego, Calif., Louise received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She later enrolled in graduate school at Yale University, where she earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management. For close to 20 years, she worked as a public finance executive with Kidder, Peabody and JP Morgan. In 2001, Louise and her husband, Scott, moved their family of four to Savannah despite having no family ties. She became active in many local organizations, serving on the boards of the Savannah County Day School, Armstrong Atlantic University Foundation, Bethesda Women's Board and Historic Savannah Foundation.

While raising teenage girls, she earned a degree from Armstrong in Math Education. She worked with children at Horizons Savannah, an educational enrichment program for low-income students. Louise ran marathons, was an accomplished snow skier and climbed mountains from Patagonia to Europe to the American West. She also was a devout Catholic attending St. James and later the Cathedral. Louise was diagnosed with melanoma in 2010. Grace, determination, tenacity, courage, humor, intellectual curiosity and profound concern defined her fight with cancer just as she lived her life. Unfortunately, she lost her battle on Sept. 21, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Sofia and Gabriella. 

We hope that you will please consider sponsoring and attending this year's event. For more information, to register or to make a donation, call 912-819-8683 or email


Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Auction Sponsor

Reception Sponsors

Tent Sponsor

Prize Sponsor

Don and Cindy Waters

Ammunition Sponsor

Refreshment Sponsor

Score Card Sponsor


Audiovisual Sponsor

Bar Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Dr. Patrick Blohm


Golf Cart Sponsors

Pin Sponsor



Raffle Sponsor

Safety Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Team Sponsors

Limited $1,250 sponsorships available

2018 Candler Clays Committee Members

Anne Bone, Chair
Thomas Odom
Heather Garber Smith
Thornton Barrow
Dale Bouchillon
Matthew Lufburrow
Jodi Clark
Patrick Hinchey
Ed Hissam
Susan Palmer
Jeremy Summerell
Dennis Reed
Sue Woolley
Ryan Sewell
Megan Mahoney

2017 Candler Clays Photos

Please enjoy photos from the 2017 event:






Contact Us for More Information

For more information about giving opportunities for the St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations, please call 912-819-8693. We look forward to talking with you. Thank you for your interest in supporting us so that we can ensure that our community continues to have access to the very best healthcare services, technology and programs available.

If you’d simply like our mailing address, please send any written communications or designated contributions to:

St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations
Heart & Lung Building
5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400
Savannah, GA 31405

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000