GCN Member News | May 14

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 

Georgia Eye Bank board promoted Eric Meinecke as their new president and CEO.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation welcomed Roberta Green as executive director.

Literacy Action named Alisa Bennett-Hart as director of marketing and communications.

Marc S. Pollack joined Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership board as chair. 

Honors 

Multi-Agency Alliance for Children was selected as one of 15 nitiatives that make a critical difference in the lives of youth in foster care by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services received the New Access Point Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless received $30,000 as the winner of the 2013 Aetna Voices of Health campaign.

Achievements 

Atlanta Mission’s Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children received $100,000 from Ribbons of Hope’s annual grant.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta experienced an historic year for giving in 2013, including an anonymous gift of $103.9 million to continue their grant-making and programming work for metro Atlanta. Recipients of major gifts included Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta ($1.3 million), National Center for Civil and Human Rights ($1.1 million), and Center for Puppetry Arts ($1 million).

Georgia Perimeter College Foundation received a $1 million donation from Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation to fund projects targeting the institution's most underserved students and help the college’s higher education and workforce initiative.

Impact 

Camp Twin Lakes was featured on the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters for their handicap-accessible treehouse.

Vice President Joseph Biden paid a surprise visit to East Lake Foundation, Early Learning Academy, a core program and member of the Purpose Built Communities network. 

Junior Achievement of Georgia plans to build a second Discovery Center in Gwinnett County at Gwinnett high school campus.

Goodwill of North Georgia opened its 47th regional store in Smyrna.

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation donated $5 million to help Morehouse College renovate their Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, the spiritual heart of the college.

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

 

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

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