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Beloved Benefit

Column: Cathy, Blank and Young team up for March 2019 Beloved Benefit

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 5, 2018

Atlanta’s version of New York City’s Robin Hood Foundation Benefit will be held March 21, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with three key leaders serving as honorary co-chairs: Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A; Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank; and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young.

gellerstedt, shan cooper, doug hertz, duriya farooqui

Atlanta Committee for Progress facing leadership change

Duriya Farooqui, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be leaving at the end of her contract on Dec. 31.

ACP serves as a blue-ribbon cabinet of influential business and civic leaders to advise the mayor of the City of Atlanta. It was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and it has remained in place during the Kasim Reed administration and during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tenure.