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:
Special Events Coordinator
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
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.
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.
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
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!
Tuesday, May 1
1516 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music.
We don’t stop in our mission to make Atlanta better. You might just call it a labor of love. So check it out. And see what joy looks like lately.
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