The Community Foundation extends its hearty congratulations to our board member and donor, Sivan Hines, M.D., who is being recognized as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)! AFP will also honor Lila and Doug Hertz as Philanthropists of the Year and Joey Odom as Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow. They will be honored during the 35th annual National Philanthropy Day celebration luncheon on Thursday, November 9, at the Georgia Aquarium. The Community Foundation is proud to be the title sponsor of National Philanthropy Day for the fourth year.
Sivan is a dedicated volunteer and has devoted tremendous time, talent and hard work to benefit Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA). In 2003, she launched an art fundraiser for AYA that continues to grow. To date, it has brought in nearly $1 million. In addition to the Community Foundation, she serves on the board for Girls, Inc. and is a mentor for the Women’s Launch Pad program at her alma mater, Brown University. Over the last year, she and husband, Jeffrey Hines, M.D., have been eager participants in the Community Foundation’s Spark! Opportunity donor circle, a group committed to learning about solutions to bridge the equity gap in our region.
We also congratulate Lila and Doug Hertz, whose positive impact on our region has been significant over the past 25 years. They were founding members of Camp Sunshine which led in large part to the formation of Camp Twin Lakes. As an 18-year breast cancer survivor, Lila Hertz has been instrumental in the continuation and success of the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta organization and its mission to eliminate breast cancer. She has also been instrumental in Jeffrey Fashion Cares, a chic annual event that benefits Komen and the Community Foundation’s AIDS Fund. In the last 10 years, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than $2.6 million for our AIDS Fund.
Joey Odom represents the future impact our region will see through philanthropy. He has already shown great promise, and results, through his support of Covenant House Georgia which assists homeless and at-risk youth by showing them love and support while helping them realize their fullest potential.
Together, we commend Sivan, Lila, Doug and Joey who each exemplify the pinnacle of philanthropy and volunteerism.