Sapelo Island midwife among those honored at annual Georgia Women of Achievement induction ceremony

This week, guest columnist BETTY HOLLAN, executive director of Georgia Women of Achievement, recognizes the achievements of Sapelo Island midwife Katie Hall Underwood.

If you visited Sapelo Island from 1920 until 1968, you may have seen a strong, lean woman briskly walking from one end of the island to the other, a long seven-mile stretch, her mind set on delivering another baby into this world. Born into a family of freed slaves in 1884, Katie Hall Underwood was the last of a long line of Sapelo midwives. Her skilled hands and soothing demeanor brought generations of proud Gullah-Geechee people into the world.

United Way HQ sale could cause waves for nonprofits

By Maria Saporta and Doug Sams
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on March 11, 2016

United Way of Greater Atlanta has selected real estate services firm Colliers International to market its 4-acre downtown campus for a possible sale.

Colliers beat out three other firms, after pitching a proposal to United Way that included the possibility of selling the 18-story tower on the campus and converting it to student housing.

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Let's develop affordable housing for all of Atlanta's residents

By Guest Columnist HATTIE DORSEY, a concerned citizen who is a former president of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

A policy for affordable housing has been a long time arriving.

Soon the Atlanta City Council will deliberate a proposed policy on inclusionary housing to be submitted by Councilmember Andre Dickens, chair of the City’s Community Development Committee.

Column: Delta plans significant increase in charitable giving

By Maria Saporta
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on February 26, 2016

Delta Air Lines, already a significant contributor in the community, is announcing a major increase in its giving.

In a telephone interview on Feb. 24, Delta President Ed Bastian said the airline is announcing to employees that it will make an annual commitment to donate 1 percent of its net profits earned in the previous year.