Wesley Woods

Column: Wesley Woods to recognize four Atlanta leaders at 2019 gala

The Foundation of Wesley Woods will honor four Atlanta leaders with its 30th annual Heroes Saints & Legends awards at a gala on March 28, 2019, at Flourish in Buckhead.

They are J. Neal Purcell, a leader in financial services; Ray Robinson, a telecommunications executive; and the husband-and-wife team – Lyn and Bob Turknett, leadership consultants.


Woodruff Arts Center

Column: Civic Atlanta: Woodruff Arts Center gets $5.1 million grant to extend free arts programs

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Dec. 15, 2017

The Woodruff Arts Center will be able to continue its Family Fun programming over the next three years thanks to a new philanthropic grant.

The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, which is part of the Robert W. Woodruff family of foundations, has awarded the Woodruff Arts Center an extension grant of $5.1 million to allow Family Fun to continue – offering free access to music, visual arts and theater for another three years.


Wesley Woods

Column: Wesley Woods to honor three for their impact in metro Atlanta

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 3, 2017

Three prominent Georgians will be honored with the Heroes, Saints & Legends awards by the Foundation of Wesley Woods on April 19 at Flourish.

Civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery will be honored along with his late wife, Evelyn Lowery.

Also, philanthropist Merritt Steed Bond and attorney Edward “Jack” Hardin, a homeless advocate, also will be honored at the annual event that celebrates Georgians who have made significant contributions to the community through their leadership, service and philanthropy.