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Left to Right: Former AACF Director Delene Porter and Judge Steve C. Jones

Creating a dynamic legacy includes impacting communities and generations to come. The members of our Founders Society intend to do just that. We are grateful for their generosity and recognize the contributions they have made to impact our present and future generations.

In most cases donors give through a community foundation, not to a community foundation. However, our community is fortunate to have philanthropists who understand the potential of having a community foundation built by and for the people of Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Madison, Jackson, and Oglethorpe Counties. We would like to thank contributors to our Founders Society Operating Endowment and our Sustainers & Benefactors Operating Fund.

Founders Society Members

  • The Benson Family
  • Bob Carson
  • Ricky H. Chastain
  • Bertis and Katherine Downs
  • Heyward Allen Motor Company
  • Clementi L. Holder
  • First American Bank and Trust
  • Joe D. Irving
  • John and Teresa McLean
  • Kirbo Charitable Trust
  • Patrick C. Mercardante
  • William C. Mundy
  • The Newland Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Alex and Janet Patterson
  • Piedmont Athens Regional
  • Jim and Emily Reynolds
  • Jinx and Gordhan Patel
  • The Riverview Foundation, Inc.
  • Tom and Lori Scott
  • St. Mary’s Health Care System
  • State Bank and Trust Company
  • Synovus
  • The Terrell Family Foundation
  • The Ulm Family Foundation
  • The Winthrop Family Foundation

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The Athens Area Community Foundation is a public grantmaking foundation that builds community by encouraging long term giving through funds created by caring donors.

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