GCN Member News | December 2

Which GCN member released their 4th edition of The Economics of Education? Who partnered with the NFL Former Players Association to revamp a transitional home? 

Make-A-Wish Georgia added Sanjay Lall, VP & CIO of Interface, Inc. to their Board of Directors.

HeartBound Ministries' President Andrea Shelton, will receive the E. Dale Threadgill Community Service Award from Leadership Georgia on Nov 15.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and CEO Doug Shipman received the President’s Award at the 2013 Hard Hat Awards Banquet hosted by the National Association of Minority Contractors, for their work in providing contract opportunities for minority-owned businesses and firms.  

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia has now surpassed its $25 million fundraising goal. Through the Georgia for Generations campaign, the Nature Conservancy was able to leverage private dollars to secure public funding, landowner donations and matching gifts - leading to a cumulative impact of more than $147 million. Support included gifts of more than $1 million from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the UPS Foundation, Neville and Pamela Isdell, and the James M. Cox Foundation.

The Atlanta Women's Foundation estimates that it serves 81,000 girls living in poverty in the five-county metro Atlanta area. The foundation's annual "Numbers Too Big To Ignore" fundraising luncheon was held for those 81,000 girls. Each of the 1,200 guests at their annual “Numbers Too Big to Ignore” fundraising luncheon wore a yellow poppy sticker in honor of one of those girls living in poverty.

HomeAid Atlanta partnered with the NFL Players Association, Atlanta chapter of former players,Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Professional Women in Building to make repairs and upgrades to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s Family House as part of their mission to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education released their fourth edition of its publication The Economics of Education. The organization has partnered with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce since 2004 to produce the report. The key message in this edition: "Education is economics and it is imperative that every citizen understands that a healthy public education system is a must if we are to prosper economically." Click here for the full report

 Anita James is a Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. 

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