Books for Keeps AACF Spotlight

At Books for Keeps, we believe providing children with open, equal access to books allows them to connect the joy of reading with the thrill of discovery, laying the foundation for a successful, fulfilling life. We work in service of this belief every day by placing books into the hands of Georgia students who may […]

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Family Connection-Communities in Schools

“An extra man on the field…if they identify a problem, then they’re looking for a solution.” That’s how Kimberlyn Jackson, a science teacher at Clarke Central High School, describes the role of a Family Connection-Communities In Schools (FC-CIS) site coordinator. In 2016, through a generous 2-year grant from the AT&T Foundation, Family Connection – Communities […]

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Bike Athens

As a UGA college student, I commuted everywhere in Athens on my bike. As an adult living in Berlin ten years ago, my whole family learned to live for a year with bikes as the only family vehicles. Last year we took our family vacation to see the great bike race that is the Tour […]

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The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.

From Sally Sheppard, Executive Director of The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. I find joy in thinking of all the lives that The Cottage has been able to be a part of as an agency in our community working with survivors of child abuse and sexual assault. We see over 650 […]

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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to entertain and educate our community by providing and supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs, while working to maintain The Classic Center in a state-of-the-art condition. The Cultural Foundation lives out this mission in a number of ways, including awarding annual scholarships to […]

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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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