PAL Institute

The Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute (PALI) is a collaboration between The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta to provide financial, legal and accounting professionals, with training designed to educate them on how to better incorporate charitable planning into their professional practice.   

The purpose of the PALI is to deepen participants’ understanding of how values motivate philanthropic clients, to hone existing estate and income tax planning skills as they relate to charitable planning, and to forge strong and lasting professional ties between the various participants.  

PALI is a highly regarded leadership development and networking program along the lines of leadership Atlanta. More than 100 professionals in the Atlanta community are PAL Institute alumni. Alumni continue to learn about our nonprofit community, discuss values based and charitable planning issues, and network together.


2015-2016 Program 

Applications for the 2015-2016 program will be accepted from April 1 to June 5, 2015. Please see materials below.

PALI Application
2015-2015 PALI Class Schedule

Applications should be submitted to Christy Eckoff at


For questions, please contact Christy Eckoff, director of gift planning, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, at or 404-588-3183. 


Building Our Communities through Philanthropy

While many in the region know The Community Foundation for our grantmaking programs, we play a wide variety of roles in creating philanthropic solutions to our communities’ most pressing problems. These roles are as varied as the challenges our Atlanta region faces, but they each start with the premise that communities are built, improved and strengthened by the passion, ideas and resources of its people.
Now available, "Building Our Communities Through Philanthropy" highlights our community leadership work and our various roles in the 23-county region. Click here to access. 
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