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GSU awaits a Turner Field of dreams

By Doug Sams and Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

Georgia State University President Mark Becker believes a barren stretch of Atlanta’s Capitol Avenue can flourish, becoming a stronger link between school’s growing downtown campus and its proposed redevelopment of Turner Field.
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Georgia State gets ‘transformational’ $22.8 million Woodruff Foundation gift

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 21, 2014

Georgia State University, receiving its largest gift ever, will enliven a “dead” space overlooking Woodruff Park to create a new interdisciplinary creative media institute to bolster Georgia’s growing movie and communications industry.
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Column: Five Georgia nonprofits rank among nation’s top 25

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 14, 2014

Georgia’s status as a nexus for nonprofits has slipped slightly since last year, but it still is an undisputed hub for charitable organizations in the country, according to the latest Philanthropy 400 ranking.

Instead of having five nonprofits in the top 20 nationally, Georgia now has five in the top 25. Continue reading

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Zoo Atlanta expansion roars to life with $20 million gift from Woodruff

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 14, 2014

In what is being called a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity, Zoo Atlanta has received an historic grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.
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City leaders: Peachtree is a vital artery

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 14, 2014

With hundreds of millions of infrastructure dollars possibly at stake, Atlanta economic development boosters want to make sure city and state leaders don’t overlook the 8.5-mile stretch of Peachtree — from the heart of downtown to Buckhead.
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Column: Cobb Centre launches ArtsBridge with new name, identity

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 7, 2014

When the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre opened in 2007, there was a parallel nonprofit foundation with a similar name established to provide arts education and outreach.
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Women losing traction on Georgia’s public company boards

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 7, 2014

After several years of steady gains, the presence of women on the boards of Georgia’s public companies declined in the past year, according the latest annual study by OnBoard, which has been tracking these statistics for more than 20 years.
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Column: Atlanta is ranked No. 4 city in the nation for philanthropy

By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 31, 2014

When the Atlanta community convened for National Philanthropy Day on Oct. 28 at the Georgia Aquarium, it also celebrated the latest ranking by the Chronicle of Philanthropy stating that Atlanta is the fourth most generous city in the United States.

Alicia Philipp, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – the title sponsor of National Philanthropy Day, said the publication ranked the 50 largest metro areas in the United States and determined that Atlanta was fourth in generosity.
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Big Bethel’s big plan for Sweet Auburn

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 31, 2014

Atlanta’s oldest African American church — known for the blue “Jesus Saves” sign atop its steeple — wants to redevelop about 4 acres on its campus, in hopes of sparking more investment in the Sweet Auburn district — the cradle of the city’s civil rights movement.
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Column: Elton John to honor Atlanta developer Charlie Hendon

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 24, 2014

Atlanta real estate developer Charlie Hendon will be honored by Elton John in New York on Oct. 28 for his support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The event will be the 13th annual “An Enduring Vision” benefit, which recognizes supporters and friends of the foundation.
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