GCN Member News | July 2016

July 01, 2016
| by Editor |

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 

The Bobby Dodd Institute has named Larry Gluth as its next president and CEO, succeeding Wayne McMillan who is retiring after 16 years in the role.

The Center for Puppetry Arts named John Moye and Jamie Pryor to its board of directors.

Eric Robbins will become the next president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta in August, succeeding Michael Horowitz, who retired at the end of last year. Robbins currently serves as executive director of Camp Twin Lakes.

Honors 

Georgia Organics' Golden Radish Award winner Cobb County Schools earned a gold level recognition for their farm to school efforts, which included serving locally grown products at least 34 times, maintaining over 45 edible gardens, and utilizing 34 mobile cooking carts to conduct cooking demonstrations in classrooms.

Hi-Hope Service Center was the recipient of the Nonprofit Award and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta took home the Healthcare Award at the Gwinnett Chamber’s 2016 IMPACT Regional Business Awards presentation in May. 

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has named its 32nd annual Managing for Excellence Award winner Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, which will receive a $75,000 award, along with an array of recognition opportunities and customized consulting services.

Achievements 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s  “Refugee Education and Engagement Project” received $10,000 and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ “NCCHR Diversity and Multicultural Program” received $20,000 from The Nissan Foundation.

Horizons Atlanta’s Giving Day raised nearly $65,000 for their 2016 summer programs from online donations, corporate sponsorships, national prizes, and the fundraising efforts of their eight metro Atlanta sites.

The 12th Annual Choose Success Awards Dinner for Communities in Schools-Atlanta raised nearly $500,000, making it the most successful event yet.

 

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