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. 


2013 Annual Report

Recently released, our 2013 Annual Report is a guide for philanthropists, nonprofits and community leaders interested in improving the quality of life in metro Atlanta. Last year, The Community Foundation distributed more than $134 million in grants and support to nonprofits and received more than $198 million from donors and funders. Click here to view. We hope this report will help you along whatever philanthropic journey you choose to take.
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