GCN Member News | May 2016

May 02, 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 

John Ahmann is the new Executive Director of the Westside Future Fund.

Aaron James will join The Eastlake Foundation as Vice President of Development. 

Gennadi Nedvigin, principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, has been named Artistic Director of the Atlanta Ballet as of August 1. 

Honors 

Among Georgia Trend's 2016 Most Influential Georgians are Donna Huland, President and CEO of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; President of Georgia Conservancy; and Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA

Literacy Action Executive Director Austin Dickson addressed the Georgia Senate about the importance of literacy in Georgia. 

Achievements 

Using a $29.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CDC and the CDC Foundation launched Malaria Zero with seven other partner organizations in 2015, and are urgently working to eliminate malaria from Hispaniola by the year 2020. 

The PAL program, Atlanta's Jewish adult-child mentoring program operated by Jewish Family & Career Services, celebrated its 30th anniversary. PAL volunteers provide friendship and support to children ages 5 to 17 who need another nurturing relationship in their lives.

Truly Living Well’s Wheat Street Garden in the Old Fourth Ward is moving to its new, permanent home in the Collegetown area of Atlanta’s Westside.

Make-A-Wish Georgia has granted 200 wishes so far this year, with a goal to fulfill 400 wishes by the end of August.

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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