There were three awards up for grabs, including the Corporate Program of the Year, Innovative Corporate Project of the Year and Corporate Skills-Based Award.
The word “philanthropy,” when broken down to its Greek roots, means a love for humanity.
By Guest Columnist TODD ELLIS, DHA, principal in KPMG’s Health and Government Solutions practice
Healthcare and access to medical resources is top of mind for many these days. Whether it’s related to the COVID-19 pandemic, health insurance, prescription drug costs or the difficulty of navigating the system, healthcare plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Today, we also recognize there are still barriers that may affect medical access for historically underserved communities.
The goBeyondProfit business alliance to advance corporate generosity named Monday the Gwinnett County-based owner of Dollywood, Callaway Gardens and other attractions as winner of the 2022 Champion Award.
By Guest Columnist SARA PATENAUDE, chair of the Coalition for a Diverse DeKalb
On a recent freezing night in January, two unhoused residents found refuge in DeKalb County Fire Station No. 3, located in Avondale Estates. They were shown into the station conference room, where they were allowed to sit at the tables and chairs and spend the night out of the cold.
The Atlanta City Council has authorized airport vendors to raise prices in an effort to boost their profits, and handed out more than $400,000 to civic groups around the city.
Oakland Cemetery is embarking on its largest rehabilitation program in memory. The $12.5 million project is to begin Tuesday, with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms scheduled to lead a ceremonial groundbreaking at the 1899 Bell Tower building.
100 Black Men of Atlanta has been named the “2020 Large Chapter of the Year” by the national organization, 100 Black Men of America, for its leadership in four focus areas that continued despite the challenges of this past year.
By Guest Columnist IVORY CLOUD, founder of Dreams of Lois, Inc.,
My name is Ivory Cloud and I am a wife, mother, educator and entrepreneur. I have been in education for nearly 20 years. I am a proud founder of the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit Dreams of Lois, Inc. I started Dreams of Lois more than 10 years ago in honor of my mother, Lois, who died at a young age from cancer.
The food and toiletries ICNA Relief plans to distribute to the homeless Monday in Downtown Atlanta represent the service organization’s recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and with it the chance to add to ICNA’s social services program.
The new executive director of the Historic Oakland Foundation plans for the organization to take a larger role, and increase its diversity, as it joins in the city’s efforts to interpret Atlanta’s place in the past and memorialize it for the future.
The life stories of wood carvers can be as curious as their artworks. Such is the case with 114 woodcarvings now in the permanent collection of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.
By Guest Columnist JOE HUDSON, trailblazing Black business advocate, mentor and coach
Today is the day that the Black business community needs to begin to step into city/community leadership roles. And, now is the time to put together funds from the Black community and its Black businesses to help build Atlanta’s Black community infrastructure and to protect our interest going forward. We have money and business leadership talent. We have many rich Black people in Atlanta who, as former Mayor Maynard Jackson used to say, “Get what they can get, and sit on the can.”
At a COVID-sized ceremony Wednesday morning, 18 organizations are to be honored in a tree planting ceremony to recognize their work to lift up and sustain residents in hardscrabble neighborhoods west of the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
A new report on equity in Atlanta’s philanthropic community provides both a snapshot of which agencies received COVID relief funding, and a conversation with Black women who lead organizations that, as a group, the study showed as receiving 18% of the $18 million in local COVID grant funds.
As Atlanta’s understaffed trash collection service struggles to pick up waste under the extra burden of COVID-19, volunteers are picking up debris in neighborhoods. The latest effort cleaned a stretch of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and painted over graffiti at a MARTA rail station.
By Guest Columnist FRANK FERNANDEZ, president/CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The world has changed. Twice. I’ve heard dozens of variations on this theme over the last five months since the pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice began.
Rural Georgia is at risk of getting left even further behind the state’s populated regions amid the pandemic. One key factor is that many philanthropies won’t donate to local groups that can’t produce audited statements and IRS designations. Bambi Hayes-Brown is seeing it first hand in Southwest Georgia.
Residents of the hard-hit Grove Park neighborhood on Friday were among the first to receive meals prepared and delivered by Mercedes Benz USA as part of its new program to deliver food and help other organizations feed needy residents in Atlanta during the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is conducting a capital campaign that is to be one of many gauges of the region’s philanthropic capacity as the economy responds to the pandemic of the coronavirus.