AACF Selects Sarah H. McKinney As CEO

Athens Area Community Foundation Selects Sarah H. McKinney as President/CEO (For Immediate Release- February 9, 2017)- The Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) Board of Directors has selected Sarah H. McKinney as the new president and chief executive officer of the philanthropic community organization. She is only the second professional to fill the seat since the […]

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AACF Seeking President/CEO

Athens Area Community Foundation Seeking President/CEO The Athens Area Community Foundation, Inc. is accepting resumes for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.  Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, the foundation strives to improve the quality of life in a six county region of Northeast Georgia including Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties. Athens […]

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AACF Sponsors Community Health Needs Assessment and a Pig Roast!

On May 9th, Athens Area Community Foundation sponsored Community Connection’s Pig Roast, a community event to survey residents’ health needs while also cultivating opportunities for neighborhood connection. Alps Road Elementary School was the perfect location for nearly 500 attendees to enjoy live music, children’s activities, and great food. For Delene, the May 9th Pig Roast […]

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Educating and Linking Donors

Community foundations hold a great deal of knowledge. Connected to both donors and nonprofit organizations, community foundations are acutely aware of both the needs of a given community, and the pool of resources available. In addition to mediating the funding process, community foundations are equipped to transfer their knowledge to real world needs: connecting donors […]

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AACF and Local Funders Help Families Meet Transporation Needs in Athens-Clarke County

In March 2015, the Athens Area Community Foundation funded an initiative to provide bus passes for parents to attend Spring Parent Teacher conferences at Gaines School Elementary School. Nearly all of the families who received passes live in the Nellie B. community, and have no means of getting to school but by public bus. A […]

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Georgia Community Foundations Gather to build leadership and Collaboration

With the support of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Athens Area Community Foundation convened Community Foundation CEOs from across the state for peer-to-peer capacity building. Though few in number (there are fourteen statewide), Georgia’s community foundations collectively control more than $1.2 billion in charitable assets, accepted more than $231 million in new […]

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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: Reflections on the Paul Boumbulian Social Entrepreneurship Fund and Learning Community

Imagine the healing powers of a supportive retreat, a stroll around a labyrinth inviting you to connect with inner thoughts, or a conversation brought forth from an inspiring poem. In the non-profit realm, personal well-being and growth may often be overlooked for the sake of the needs of the organization or client. Many non-profit leaders […]

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Legacy #2: Update on Community Connection’s Community Platform

Since our last issue, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia has been hard at work implementing the Community Platform software package with funding from AACF. The Community Platform’s searchable database is a critical component of a broader effort to enable donors, social service agencies, and the community to identify needs and leverage resources to better address […]

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