Building a Better Community


JSL Charity Classic

Since 2005, J. Smith Lanier & Co. has partnered with the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), the world's largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research. They serve the more than 28,000 children in the United States who are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Their dedicated board of directors, employees and volunteers are here to meet the needs of the pediatric brain tumor community.

We are proud to be the title sponsor of the J. Smith Lanier Charity Classic to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. With the support of our sponsors, the Charity Classic golf tournament has raised over $2 million for the foundation. Funds raised support the administration of the Butterfly Fund, a premiere financial assistance program at existing hospitals in nine states for brain tumor patients and their families.

The 13th Annual JSL Charity Classic will take place on May 2, 2017 at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA.

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About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

It is noteworthy that the two organizations share a history. Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) co-founders Mike and Dianne Traynor originally served on the BTFC board alongside Rick Sauers, BTFC founder and board chairman emeritus. It was in 1984 when Mike Traynor, a colleague of Sauers, helped organize the first Ride for Kids at BTFC in Atlanta. The event grew nationally following the establishment of the PBTF by the Traynors in 1991.

The Georgia Chapter of PBTF was established in 2014 when the 31-year-old Brain Tumor Foundation for Children united with the PBTF to create a louder voice and greater impact for the children served by both organizations. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a national voluntary health nonprofit based in Asheville, NC, is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Their programs also include free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and mission-focused events such as Ride for Kids, and Starry Night. To help us cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to