Georgia Nonprofit NEWS | October 2019

October 04, 2019
| by Editor |

The latest updates from our members and partners, highlighting accomplishments and impact, new partnerships, staff moves, and more. (Get yours delivered monthly! Sign up here.)

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Impact

◄ At their Sept. 20 HomeAid Care Day, HomeAid Atlanta gathered more than 50 volunteers to provide $12,000 in facilities maintenance and repairs for Jerusalem House, which provides supportive housing for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

The SunTrust Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the Atlanta Police Foundation supporting the creation of the Atlanta Police Foundation’s third At-Promise Center, to be located at the Walter and Andrew Young Family YMCA. 

Gas South awarded $50,000 Impact Investment gifts to six Atlanta-area nonprofits serving children, including Atlanta Mission, Kate’s Club, and Shepherd Center.

Achievements

The Atlanta Humane Society has completed the purchase of a five-acre site for a new campus on the city’s Westside, across the road from the new Quarry Yards development.

Piedmont Park Conservancy raised more than $125,000 at this year’s Party for Piedmont Park, celebrating their 30th anniversary.

◄ Wholesome Wave Georgia raised $125,000 at their Southern Chefs Potluck on Sept. 15, where they also celebrated their 10th anniversary.

Tommy Nobis Center will be honored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for Outstanding Diversity in an Organization at the publication’s 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awards on Nov. 14.

At their inaugural Barbara’s Bash, North Fulton Community Charities raised more than $150,000.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta received a 5-year, $20 million gift from Peach Bowl, Inc. to support The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center.

Rainbow VillageAurora TheatrePartnership Against Domestic ViolenceStreetWise Georgia, and Path Project were among the nonprofits nominated for a Gwinnett Small Business Award in the Community Contributor category; the Gwinnett Chamber will honor winners on Oct. 23.

People

On Sept. 23, Second Helpings Atlanta welcomed new Executive Director Andrea Jaron to their team. 

HealthMPowers has added four new members to its board: Kirk Diamond, Denys Lu, Elizabeth McMahon, and Keith Perkey.

Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network recently welcomed two new team members: Development & Communications Associate Adewunmi R. Oke and Legal Intern Catalina Oritz.

◄ After 13 years in the role, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park Executive Director Carol Thompson has retired, effective Oct. 4. Board Member Deborah Minor has taken over as interim ED.

Wholesome Wave Georgia announced that Will Sellers has taken the role of new executive director.

This roundup was sourced from member and partner submissions, as well as their websites, newsletters, and social media channels; the Coxe Curry & Associates Week in Review newsletter; and GCN staff.

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