Last Wednesday, October 10th, was National Walk to a Park day! Michael Halicki, Executive Director of Park Pride, shares this photo from Woodruff Park where staff from Park Pride and Trust for Public Land met up to mark the occasion.
Two recent shows each offered two headliners for the price of one. Peter Frampton opened up for the Steve Miller Band at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 17. And the band – LIVE – opened up for the Counting Crows at the State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain last night (July 29).
Adam Duritz, lead singer of the Counting Crows, reflects on the band’s 25 year history at the Chastain show on July 29 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The band LIVE performs its hits, including “Lightening Crashes” at State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain on July 29 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Peter Frampton joins Steve Miller on stage to play some blues together. Peter Framption opened the show for the Steve Miller Band (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Peter Frampton joins Steve Miller on stage to play some blues together (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Peter Frampton at Verizon Wireless on July 17 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Peter Frampton pays tribute to the late Chris Cornell by singing “Black Hole Sun” Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 17 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
LIVE’s lead singer Ed Kowalczyk ignites the crowd at Chastain (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Walk with the Consultant in July: 88 degrees and humid, but that didn’t stop us from taking the 250,000th step for nonprofit fundraising consulting! (FREE!) #MonthlyWalks4Years! #KingofPops!
Our walkers are new to development, so we talked about breaking into the field. We referenced Jason Lewis’ new book, the War for Fundraising Talent. There are not enough qualified candidates to fill all the open development positions. Fundraising is a great career – all you need is some relevant experience and some practice.
Join us next time! Sunday, August 19, 3 pm, Piedmont Park.
Thank you to Amy Wenk for capturing these great photos of Maria Saporta at the Atlanta Rotary meeting today.
Maria says “I was totally surprised by the honor. Rotary is such an important institution in Atlanta, and it humbles me that the organization recognized me with it’s first “Atlanta Hero” award. The comments by John O’Neill, the current president of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, were especially touching – about how I keep challenging the community to live up the Atlanta Way.”
Maria with her son, David. Photo by Amy Wenk
Maria Saporta receives the first Atlanta Hero Award. Photo by Amy Wenk
Maria’s son, David Saporta Luse, shared these photos from today’s Rotary Club of Atlanta meeting where they surprised Maria with the first ever “Atlanta Hero Award.” The SaportaReport team is so proud of our fearless leader! Her hard work and dedication to civic journalism sets her apart from the rest. Congratulations Maria!
Maria Saporta was awarded the inaugural Atlanta Hero Award from Rotary International.
Former U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler (D-Georgia) – and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, was meeting with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor, at the Commerce Club on the morning of June 8 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The Urban Explorers of Atlanta took the “Path of Portman Walking Tour” by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation this month. Steve Saenz captured this Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium shot looking down.
A half dozen university presidents came to give a fond farewell to Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss at a reception Wednesday (May 16) evening at the Piedmont Driving Club. Left to right: Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell; Georgia State University President Mark Becker; Agnes Scott’s Kiss; Emory University President Claire Sterk; Clayton State University President Tim Hynes; and Clark Atlanta University President Ronald Johnson. Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall had already left the reception, which included top Atlanta leaders. The reception was hosted by former Coca-Cola executives Clyde Tuggle and Ingrid Saunders Jones. After 12 years, Kiss, a Rhodes scholar, is leaving Agnes Scott on June 30th to become the new warden and CEO of the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, England, the first woman to hold that position. (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The University of North Georgia (UNG) entered into a new partnership with the Argentine University of Defense recently. Gonzalo Álvarez, left, president of the Argentine University of Defense and Bonita Jacobs, president of UNG, exchanged gifts at a signing ceremony held at the Dahlonega Campus.
“When universities such as ours have shared ideas and a strong will to make them happen, it will lead to a deeper and stronger relationship between our institutions and our countries,” Álvarez said. “We are committed to a long and beneficial relationship.”
Professor Gonzalo Álvarez (President of UNDEF), Major General Carlos Alberto Podio (Vice President of UNDEF), Major General Augustin Humberto Cejas (Commandant, Colegio Militar de la Nacion), Mr. Martin Bertone (Director, International Office). All were on hand to sign an MOU agreement with Dr. Bonita Jacobs and UNG.
Here is a recent photo of the gold steeple at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, covered of course in Dahlonega gold, as is the state capital dome. Dahlonega has a rich and proud association with both. Photo by Peggy Cozart