Giving Family Values: Carrying on the Fisher legacy of service  

Giving Family Values: Carrying on the Fisher Legacy of Service

By providing scholarships through Ebenezer Baptist Church West, Dexter Fisher and his son, Carlos, are honoring Vivian and Mamie’s service to their communities by encouraging others to serve.

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Funds in Action: Bridging the Digital Divide  

Funds in Action: Bridging the Digital Divide

AACF provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. In December 2012, an anonymous donor established the Neighborhood Education Program Fund with an initial gift of $100,000, and the goal of engaging parents in their children’s education.

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The Briscoe Family Foundation Fund and the Charles Briscoe Memorial Fund  

The Briscoe Family Foundation Fund and the Charles Briscoe Memorial Fund

Charles lost his battle with Multiple Myeloma, but continues to be an inspiration to others through his legacy of community leadership and philanthropy.

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Kitchen Garden Corps Reflects Community Collaboration  

Kitchen Garden Corps Reflects Community Collaboration

What happens when students from a local middle school, a host of area top chefs, the University of Georgia’s Office of Service Learning, and donor advised fund holders get together on a kitchen garden project at a community school? Remarkable things!

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Community Assessment Supports Strategic Philanthropy  

Community Assessment Supports Strategic Philanthropy

The Community Platform will arm providers, consumers, and donors with street-level and community-wide evaluations of the strengths and deficits in the community’s social service infrastructure.

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Dixon Oconee Farm Hosts Fund Holder Idea Exchange  

Dixon Oconee Farm Hosts Fund Holder Idea Exchange

On May 15, over a hundred of AACF’s Donor Advised Fund Holders and supporters came together to exchange ideas, discuss areas of common interest, and raise a glass to AACF’s accomplishments.

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Welcome

Founded in 2008, the Athens Area Community Foundation improves the quality of life in our 6 county region and beyond by helping passionate donors shape effective responses to community needs and leave permanent legacies that benefit future generations. Impact the issues you care most about by making AACF your platform for building community.

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Legacy

We are excited to share the first edition of Legacy, Athens Area Community Foundation's Quarterly Newsletter for the philanthropic communities of Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe. Athens Area Community Foundation helps passionate donors leave permanent legacies; fosters strategic philanthropy; and shapes effective responses to community needs through collaboration. We look forward to working with you.

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