2016 Donor Events

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Each year the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provides a variety of opportunities for our donors to learn more about philanthropy, specific issues and the Atlanta region. The enclosed roster of events are designed to educate, engage and inspire you! We hope that these opportunities will help ignite your philanthropic passion while connecting you to the knowledgeable resources of The Community Foundation and giving you the chance to network and share ideas with other donors.

We will mail invitation cards with additional details as each event approaches and we’ll post additional information on this page as it becomes available. We hope you will join us at one or all of these informative, fun and inspiring events.

Interested in participating? To register to attend, please contact Angela Hunter at ahunter@cfgreateratlanta.org. To learn more about these events or how we can better serve you, please contact your philanthropic advisor – Erin Drury Boorn, Staci Lynch, Audrey Jacobs, Barrett Krise, Robert Smulian or Kathleen Wagner – at 404.688.5525.

Please note: donor events are open only to fund advisors of The Community Foundation, their families and those with planned gifts.

We hope you will consider joining us at one or all of these informative and inspiring events!

Thursday, February 11, 2016
JIM WALLIS: America’s Original Sin:
Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
8 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
America’s problem with race has deep roots, with the country’s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. In America’s Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in our society.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Yarbrough Room
Women’s philanthropy is not a trend; it has been deeply rooted in women’s psyche throughout American history. It is, however, nimble and flexible in the ever-elastic philanthropic landscape. Dr. Debra Mesch, Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute [at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy] will share an overview of new ideas and developments in the field of women’s philanthropy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Change the Story, Change the World
Keynote Speaker: Andy Goodman, co-founder and director,
The Goodman Center
6–8:30 p.m.
Location: Capital City Country Club, Brookhaven
Andy Goodman will explain why storytelling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess, and he will offer specific ways you can use stories to advance your philanthropic goals.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12 Noon–2 p.m.
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Hear the latest update on the Foundation’s Unitized Pool performance over the course of the past year. Michael Miller, managing director of Colonial Consulting and the Foundation’s investment consultant will facilitate an informative conversation about the Foundation’s
investments within the current economic climate.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: TBD
Center for Puppetry Arts
We invite all donors to send their children or grandchildren to participate in this special event designed with young people in mind. Planet Philanthropy is one of the Community Foundation’s programs created to help our donor families pass along a legacy of giving to the next generation. This year we’ll visit with one of Atlanta’s unique arts programs – The Center for Puppetry Arts! Young people between the ages four-15 are welcome.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Raised Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
6–8 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
Hear engaging speaker, author and Ballentine Partners’ Chief Wealth Officer, Coventry Edwards-Pitt, CFA, share key insights from her book, Raised Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Lessons From Successful and Grounded Inheritors on How They Got That Way. Copies of the book will be available.