Archive | September, 2014

Legacy #1: Celebration at Dixon Oconee Farms Brings Donor Advised Fund Holders Together for Fellowship and Idea Exchange


On May 15, over a hundred of AACF most valued supporters attended a dinner held at Dixon Oconee Farms, the home of hosts Matt and John Dixon, to celebrate the foundation’s successes and achievements over the course of the last six years and a half. In the true spirit of building community, many of the […]

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Legacy #1: Community Platform Software Has Transformative Potential for Philanthropic Giving in Northeast Georgia


Community-level action is where progress must occur to address community problems, beat back poverty, improve education, and reach our nation’s potential… – The Community Platform Website Thanks to a $3,500 matching grant this summer from the Athens Area Community, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia has purchased a cutting-edge engagement, analysis, and leadership tool called The […]

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Legacy #1: Donor Advised Funds Help Kitchen Garden Corps Project Bear Significant Fruit at Clarke Middle School in Athens


Earlier this spring, UGA’s Wick Prichard brought a proposal for a middle school kitchen garden project to AACF’s Delene Porter for consideration. Prichard, an AmeriCorps VISTA out of UGA’s Office of Service-Learning, hoped to secure partial funding for a five-week summer program designed for Clarke Middle students to work in the school garden and kitchen […]

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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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Cedar Shoals High School JROTC


AACF was proud to provide fundraising support for the Cedar Shoals High School JROTC Cadets who represented Georgia in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Memorial Parade in St Mere Eglise, France on June 6th, 2014! Of all the approximately 3,500 JROTC programs in the nation, only 50 are selected for the parade. For Cedar Shoals, […]

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