On Thursday, October 11, Community Foundation donors and friends enjoyed a beautiful evening at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Guests enjoyed dinner and drinks in the Great Hall, where each table had a tent card related to the event’s topic with facts and conversation starters. There was information about the region’s challenges and the opportunities to make a positive change, as well as ways to connect like-minded donors in an area of interest and develop their thinking through innovative programs.
After dinner and drinks, guests moved to the Frances Wood Wilson Theater for a frank discussion with author, Richard V. Reeves, on increasing income disparities and thought-provoking information and data about dream hoarding. Reeves reminded guests that they can shift focus to dream sharing. The Lesley Grady, senior vice president of community for the Community Foundation, shared information about the income inequality that Atlanta faces and Foundation donor Angie Allen spoke about her own journey building dreams for others. It was an inspiring evening of self-reflection.
If you are a Community Foundation donor and you are interested in learning about how philanthropy can make a difference or about organizations and programs that are working to close the opportunity gap, please reach out to your philanthropic officer.