2016 Annual Report: Embrace the future to move forward

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Atlanta nonprofits plan to sustain their futures. In 2014, only 30 percent of local nonprofits had succession plans in place. But in the past year, we helped more than 25 local organizations tackle this difficult but vital topic. “Succession planning is something that very easily can be set aside,” says …

2016 Annual Report: John Siegel

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Happy Chairs make happy hearts John Siegel is a second-generation donor to the Community Foundation. His parents, as well as some siblings, had funds with the Foundation. After achieving success in business it was a natural next step for him and his husband, John Templeton, to open a donor-advised fund …

2016 Annual Report: Balser Giving Circle

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Practice makes perfect giving for Our House Financial advisors help their clients be philanthropic, driving good in our region. In 2016, 45 advisors practiced what they preach as the inaugural participants in the Balser Giving Circle, where they dug deep into the power of philanthropy to make a difference around income …

Achieve Atlanta scholarships empower students

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By Jami Edwards, grants assistant, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has a robust scholarship program that helps students in our region accomplish their dream of post-secondary education. These scholarships were established by the Foundation’s philanthropic donors and during the 2016-2017 school year alone provided …