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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Creative Networking Coffee – August 15

Athensmade and the Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) are teaming up to offer a Creative & Nonprofit Professional Networking Coffee on Tuesday, August 15th from 7:30-9 a.m. at Cine,  234 W Hancock Ave. All Athens homegrown brands, creative professionals and nonprofit directors are invited to enjoy this unique networking opportunity. Purchase Tickets

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AACF Selects Sarah H. McKinney As CEO

Sarah H. McKinney

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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