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


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Past Events

Live your legacy

Bruce Feiler writes what he knows. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge turned into practical, positive messages about meaning, passion and joy. He is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Council of Dads, which shares his experience when dealing with life’s greatest challenge: mortality. When faced with death, Feiler developed a trusted council of father figures to advise his daughters on living, traveling, searching, dreaming, learning.

Join us for an inspirational evening with Feiler and explore the Philanthropy Store at the Junior Achievement’s Discovery Center, where the Community Foundation teaches 75,000 Atlanta seventh graders annually about the value of philanthropy.

Tuesday, October 22
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Junior Achievement Discovery Center
275 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Driving philanthropy through impact investing

The Community Foundation’s GoATL Fund for impact investing launched in 2018, designed to inject loan capital to causes that provide a sustainable, long-term benefit to our community. Interested in learning more about how you can leverage both grantmaking and impact investing to accelerate your philanthropy?

Join us for an information session to learn how impact investing works and how the GoATL Fund invests Foundation and donor capital together to advance critical causes like affordable housing and quality education. There are the two options to participate:

Thursday, September 12, 8 – 9:30 a.m. or Thursday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
191 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30303

Light refreshments will be provided.

What’s next for the Atlanta BeltLine?

Join the Community Foundation and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a tour of the entire planned 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine loop, which passes through 45 distinct neighborhoods. This tour – described by New York Times as “a litmus test of Atlanta civic pride” – is an interactive learning experience on comfortable, ADA-compliant tour buses led by knowledgeable guides that offer insight into the ambitious municipal project’s past, present and most importantly, it’s future.

We have partnered with the BeltLine to offer two exclusive tour date options to our donors.

Thursday, August 8 or Wednesday, September 11
9 a.m. – noon

Meet at Inman Park MARTA station
1055 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

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