GCN Member News | April 2016

We've scoured your press releases, social media, and website for your latest news and achievements. Read more about the work and impact of your colleagues across Georgia in our latest roundup of member news.

People 

After 16 years at the helm, Wayne McMillan will be retiring as president and CEO of the Bobby Dodd Institute.

Kanika Greenlee will serve as the new executive director for Keep Atlanta Beautiful.  

Honors 

Dion Davis, Executive Director of Jekyll Island Foundation, was selected to participate in Leadership Georgia. 

Jill Binkley, founder and executive director of TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation has been selected for the 2015 American Physical Therapy Association Oncology Section Research Award.

Achievements 

The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association raised $107,000 in proceeds benefitting TechBridge, from their 2015 Tee it Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund has announced $1 million in gifts to 12 small and midsize arts groups including Aurora Theatre, $150,000; Moving in the Spirit, $75,000; and Theatrical Outfit, $75,000.  Earlier this year, Atlanta Celebrates Photography received a $340,000 "capitalization" grant. 

Kate’s Club has opened their first satellite location in Gainesville. They will be collaborating with Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and will be offering Kate's Club program monthly.

Georgia Power invested more than $17 million in Geogria communities and nonprofit organizations in 2015, and set an all-time record for the company volunteerism with 6,000 employees and retirees completing more than 160,000 volunteer hours. 

We welcome your submissions! GCN members may submit their news and accomplishments to [email protected]

 

Rachel Letcher is Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  

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