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Area Organizations Team-up to Bring Financial Literacy and Support to Athens-Area Residents

Since its inception, AACF has served as a conduit for a wide variety of groups in our community with similar interests and shared visions. Two perennial areas of focus have been financial literacy and education, and, since 2011, AACF has brought together a collection of non-profits whose purpose has been to educate local residents in […]

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Update on Community Connection’s Community Platform

As we discussed last issue, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia has teamed up with AACF to purchase a new software package called Community Platform which includes a searchable database to create a more effective and easy way to enable donors, social service agencies, and the community to acknowledge needs and discover resources to address complex […]

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Community Spotlight: Grant Tribble

In this issue of Legacy, we would like to honor Grant Tribble as he moves on to new opportunities as the Executive Vice President of the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grant has been a part of the AACF Board since its inception and most recently served as Treasurer and Finance Committee […]

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Reflections on the Paul Boumbulian Social Entrepreneurship Fund and Learning Community

In the spring of 2014, one of AACF’s donor advised fund holders, Paul Boumbulian, created a new opportunity for non-profit leaders to reconnect with themselves and relax from the stress of running a full-fledged organization in order to rediscover their passions both personally and professionally. This idea emerged when Boumbulian reflected on how individuals and […]

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Where Do Non-Profit Leaders Go for Leadership Training and Support?

The Executive Leadership Program for Non-Profit Leaders (ELPNO) is a collaborative effort between UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute, Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and Georgia Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship which brings together established and up-and-coming non-profit professionals for a week-long intensive workshop focused on improving leadership skills and organizational strategies. ELPNO, […]

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Creative Networking Coffee – August 15

Athensmade and the Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) are teaming up to offer a Creative & Nonprofit Professional Networking Coffee on Tuesday, August 15th from 7:30-9 a.m. at Cine,  234 W Hancock Ave. All Athens homegrown brands, creative professionals and nonprofit directors are invited to enjoy this unique networking opportunity. Purchase Tickets

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Athens REACH Scholarship 10,000 Reasons to Stay on Track

This year five rising eighth grade students from Clarke County Middle Schools were awarded the REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen)  Scholarship. Through the scholarships students receive mentoring, college coaching, and a $10,000 scholarship for college upon graduation from high School. To learn more about the REACH Scholarship program and ways to give support please […]

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AACF To host May 9th Pig Roast at Alps Road Elementary

Join The Athens Area Community Foundation for an evening of good food and conversation. AACF is working with the Community Foundation to complete a community health needs assessment. Please join us and give your input on how we can make Athens an even better place to live.

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Legacy #2: Letter from the Director

The Athens Area Community Foundation stewards more than financial resources; it translates deep community knowledge into influence, connecting donors to needs at the right moment, preparing the community and organizations for change, and evaluating progress. In this issue of Legacy, we’ll explore some of the ways AACF leverages knowledge and network to meet community needs […]

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Legacy #1: Letter from the Director

A hearty welcome to 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. We are driven to help passionate donors leave permanent legacies; foster strategic philanthropy; and shape effective responses to community needs through collaboration. AACF stewards 50 charitable funds totaling […]

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