05/04/05 - Dr. Charles Knapp Named Board Chair of East Lake Community Foundation
ATLANTA (May 4, 2005) – Dr. Charles Knapp, president emeritus of the University of Georgia, has been named chairman of the board of directors of Atlanta’s East Lake Foundation.
Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the East Lake offers Atlanta’s East Lake residents opportunities to build a better future through education for children and adults, excellent affordable housing, job readiness and connections with the broader community. By bringing in expert public and private partners and resources, the Foundation created a thriving neighborhood with facilities and programs that attract people of all ages and incomes seeking a sense of community.
“We are delighted that Dr. Knapp has agreed to chair our board of dedicated business and community leaders,” said Carol R. Naughton, executive director of the East Lake Foundation. “The East Lake community will benefit from Dr. Knapp’s leadership and expertise in education, fundraising and community building.”
Dr. Knapp serves on the East Lake Foundation’s board of directors with board vice chairman Ray M. Robinson, president of the East Lake Golf Club; Hugh M. Chapman, retired chairman of NationsBank South (now Bank of America) and chairman emeritus of the Foundation’s board; Thomas G. Cousins, chairman of the board, Cousins Properties; Dr. James Don Edwards, retired J.M. Tull professor of accounting for Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia; John R. Frazer, executive vice president, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Memphis; Lillian Cousins Giornelli, executive director, CF Foundation; and Clyde C. Tuggle, senior vice president, worldwide public affairs and communications for The Coca-Cola Company.
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