GCN Member News | October 2

What GCN member received a $25,000 grant for a basketball court from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation? Who is now Make-A-Wish Georgia's largest corporate donor? And which GCN members made Creative Loafing's 2013 Best of Atlanta list?  

Georgia Women for a Change named Stephanie Davis as their new Executive Director. 

Atlanta Women's Foundation welcomed Stephanie Barrell, John Haupert, William Jennings, Letitia "Tish" McDonald, Becky Powhatan Kelly, Deborah Goodman and Lisa Cannon Taylor to their board. 

Kate's Club was selected by the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run as their 2013 beneficiary. The Atlanta Santa Speedo Run hopes to raise $100,000 with the 2013 run.

Creative Loafing recently released their popular 2013 Best of Atlanta winners, and several GCN members were well represented on the list including — Piedmont Park, Atlanta Beltline, Piedmont Park Dog Park, High Museum of Art- Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Film Festival, Dad's Garage, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Kashi Atlanta. (Click here for our blog post detailing GCN winners!)

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners presented a check for $100,000 to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Funding will continue their programs, partnerships and initiatives for teaching conservation and inspiring stewardship of natural resources.

Make-A-Wish of Georgia received a donation of $300,000 from Novelis. This gift brings the company’s cumulative giving to over $1.25 million since 2010, making Novelis the largest corporate donor of Make-A-Wish Georgia.  

The Home Depot Foundation announced the launch of its third Celebration of Service campaign, an annual two-month initiative to complete 350 service projects benefiting military veterans and their families. 

Atlanta Hawks Foundation granted James T. Anderson Boys & Girls Club with a $25,000 court renovation. The freshly restored space will be open for more than 450 kids and teens each year. 

SweetWater Brewery provided a $42,000 check to Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for their Save Our Water Campaign. The donation helps fund CRK’s river patrol and monitoring effort. In just under a decade, this campaign (previously known locally as Save the Hooch) has helped raise nearly $400,000 for CRK.

HomeAid Atlanta and CBRE partnered together for the fourth time to assist a transitional housing facility in the Atlanta area. This effort brought over $5,000 worth of assistance to HomeStretch at no cost to the group.


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