Member News | June 27
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) announced that it has contracted with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) to serve as the statewide distributor of home medical equipment and will assist with technology in the event of a disaster. FODAC is a non-profit organization providing medical equipment and supplies to the disabled community. In collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the American Red Cross (ARC) of Georgia, GEMA will conduct training workshops at FODAC’s Stone Mountain facility to provide practical knowledge of home medical equipment and how to meet the needs of the disabled residents of emergency shelters.
Wells Fargo and United Way of Greater Atlanta announced a three-year partnership to provide financial literacy and management tools to low- and moderate-income residents. As one of eight around the country to become a part of the the Financial Capability Network, United Way of Greater Atlanta will receive $300,000 from Wells Fargo.
Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville, Camp Kudzu, Friends of Disabled Adults & Children, were among seven recipients to receive a quarterly grant from The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation totaling $23,094.
Atlanta Business Chronicle just released their list of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans, including staff from GCN member organizations! The list includes: Bill Bolling, Atlanta Community Food Bank; Alicia Philipp, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; Russell Hardin, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; John Grant, 100 Black Men of Metro Atlanta Inc.; Milton Little, United Way of Greater Atlanta; Virginia Hepner, The Woodruff Arts Center; AJ Robinson, Central Atlanta Progress; Egbert Perry, Central Atlanta Progress; and Helene Gayle, CARE USA.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia has added the following individuals to their Board of Directors: Vince E. Cole, Chief Strategy Officer, Crawford & Company; Timothy M. Crow, EVP of Human Resources, The Home Depot; Michael G. DeKoning, President & CEO, Munich American Reassurance Company; John A. Moorefield, SVP of Strategic Management, Aflac International; and Andrew Steinberg, Chief Revenue Officer, Atlanta Hawks.
The Georgia Law Center for the Homeless was one of the nine recipients of The Judicial Council of Georgia Domestic Violence Committee’s grant that will advance the work of Georgia nonprofits who help domestic violence victims. The grant, totaling approximately $1.6 million, will bring legal services to 4,500 low income individuals who have suffered from domestic violence and are working to bounce back and improve their lives.
The Junior League of Atlanta Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, awarded $20,000 to Refugee Family Services. The grant will support the organization's Young Women's Leadership Program (YWLP), which prepares girls for success through leadership programming and supports refugee girls by promoting educational enrichment, leadership and life skills while establishing grounds for their future careers.
Paul Morris has joined The Atlanta BeltLine Inc as the new president and CEO. Morris is the former deputy secretary of transit for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Piedmont Park Conservancy has opened a new section of the park to the public. Piedmont Commons, 12.5-acreage, is tucked in the northern area of the park between Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive. Future plans for the new green space include a playground and perhaps a skate park.
The Woodruff Arts Center has eleven new members on its board of trustees, including: Peter Aman, partner, Atlanta office, Bain & Co.; Jim Boswell, partner, King & Spalding LLP; Thomas C. Chubb, president, Oxford Industries Inc.; Paul R. Garcia, chairman and CEO, Global Payments Inc.; Doug Franklin, president, Cox Media Group; Phil Harrison, president and CEO, Perkins+Will Inc.; Larry Mark, The Coca-Cola Company; Eddie Meyers, Georgia regional president, PNC Financial Services Group; Allen W. Nelson, executive vice president and general counsel, Crawford & Co.; Howard Palefsky, managing director, Montreaux Equity Partners; and Brant Standridge, regional group/state president, North Atlanta, BB&T Bank.
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Casey Bruce is a Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.