Founders

Every community needs a community foundation and ours is no exception.

AACF empowers philanthropists to support the issues they care most about while making a long-lasting positive impact on the entire community.  Our unique structure makes AACF is the only local, flexible, tax-advantaged vehicle for passionate donors who wish to leave a legacy without losing control of the direction and impact of their philanthropy.

AACF is a powerful ally, providing local expertise, personalized service, and leadership. 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.  AACF would like to thank contributors to our Founders Society Operating Endowment and our Sustainers & Benefactors Operating Fund.

Founders Society Members:

Athens First Bank & Trust
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
The Terrell Family Foundation
The Ulm Family Foundation
The Winthrop Family Foundation