Donor Events

When it comes to philanthropy, there’s a lot to learn…and a lot to celebrate.

Ignite Your Passion for Philanthropy

Throughout the year, the Community Foundation hosts a variety of events designed to educate, engage and inspire donors like you. You’ll discover opportunities to learn more about giving, as well as issues specific to the Atlanta region. We hope you’ll join us.

To learn more about these or other upcoming donor events, please contact your philanthropic officer. And kindly remember that donor events are open only to fund advisors of the Community Foundation, their families and those with planned gifts.

To register for an event, please contact:

Sybil Elie
Philanthropy Administrative Assistant

Upcoming Events

Please check back for more information about our events.

Past Events

Winners Giving Back: A conversation with Anand Giridharadas

Hear TIME’s editor at large and New York Times best-selling author of Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas, who will guide us through a journey of challenge and discovery about how we seek change through philanthropy.

Thursday, June 13
6 – 9 p.m.

The Greystone at Piedmont Park overlooking Lake Clara Meer

Investment Briefing

You trust us to steward significant philanthropic resources for the ATL. Join us to take a deep dive into the world of our investment strategies. Thanks to your gifts and grants, the Community Foundation inspires philanthropy to increase the vitality of our region and the well-being of all our residents.

To that end, over lunch in this vibrant session, we’ll hear:

  • Belinda Brady, the Foundation’s director of investments, provide an update on investment governance, portfolio composition and performance.
  • Mike Miller of Colonial Consulting, the external advisor for the Foundation’s Investment Pool, share multifaceted insights on our vehicles (Investment Pool, American Funds and the Conservative Fund).
  • Mark Crosswell, the Foundation’s managing director of social impact strategy, give an update on the exciting trajectory for our impact investing initiative, the GoATL Fund, and provide information about how you can get more involved.

Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

191 Peachtree – 4th Floor Conference Facility
191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Lunch will be provided.

Chattahoochee chat: Explore Atlanta’s waterfront

The Chattahoochee River is one of the Atlanta region’s most recognizable and valuable natural resources. This lifeblood has great potential for growth as a recreation destination. Join us on Saturday, April 27 for an inside peek at plans to turn this gem into a beloved amenity for all Atlantans.

Walt Ray, the director of the Chattahoochee River Program at The Trust for Public Land, will lead an exclusive walking tour of the river lands near Whittier Mill Park to share how The Trust is rethinking possibilities. Learn about the demographics of the river corridor and the future plans to increase access to this beautiful landmark. The hour-long walk will be followed by a picnic lunch and continued conversation in Whitter Mill Park.

The trail loop can be muddy, so wear comfortable no-slip shoes. Children who can participate in an hour-long walk with frequent stops are encouraged to attend. Neighborhood parking can be limited. Carpooling and ridesharing are suggested.

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. – noon

Whittier Mill Park
The above is linked to Google Maps, which will take you directly to the park. The park is near the corner of Wales and Spad Avenues NW.

Building Dreams: An evening with Richard V. Reeves

The United States is marked by increasing income disparities and Atlanta is no exception. A recent Brookings Institution study ranks Atlanta, our beloved home, as having the greatest income inequality in the country. This means that for many of our regional friends and neighbors facing stark income and opportunity disparities, the American dream is simply not attainable.

This plight raises one of the most vital questions of our time – what will it take for all of our fellow residents in the region to enjoy a fair chance to succeed? Join us and your fellow donors for a frank discussion with author, Richard V. Reeves, about how we got here and, more importantly, how we can make a difference through our everyday actions and choices.

In his book, “Dream Hoarders,” Richard V. Reeves outlines practical steps we can all take to provide greater opportunity to those around us.

Read along with us before the event – his book is our gift to you. Contact your philanthropic officer to secure your copy.

Thursday, October 11
6-9 p.m.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Join us for cocktails, conversation and dinner in the Great Hall, followed by the program in the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater.

Planet Philanthropy

This year, our signature learning event for our donors’ children and grandchildren will be hosted by Trees Atlanta, a former recipient of our Managing for Excellence award. From scavenger hunts to lessons on philanthropy, there is something for every age at Planet Philanthropy!

Saturday, August 18
9 a.m. – noon

Investment Briefing

Learn how the Foundation stewards philanthropic resources for the Atlanta community with a deep dive into the Foundation’s investment strategy and options.

Thursday, August 2
Noon – 2 p.m.

Center for Family Philanthropy: Celebrating the Generations

“Multi-generational philanthropy” is a hot topic at giving’s epicenter. Join the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta on Tuesday, May 1 to explore what multi-generational philanthropy means for you at one of Atlanta’s most striking family legacy landmarks, the historic Rhodes Hall. Multi-generational expert Dr. Phil Gwoke will share the tenets and tools that propel multi-generational giving forward in a very special evening for our donors.

An internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Gwoke shares history, wisdom and the inspiration of the ages through humor, research and generational expertise. From traditionalist to boomer, genX’er to millennial – learn about the commonalities that connect us, the differences that drive us and how to bridge diverse points of view in your extended family. Let’s learn how generations can work together to accomplish audacious philanthropy!

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 1
6:30-9 p.m.

Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music.

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