Recent News

Aug 9 2018

Nonprofit takes over Atlanta high school turnaround

In the latest push of a pioneering attempt to revive failing schools, Atlanta Public Schools turned over Carver High School to outsiders who restructured it and hired new teachers. APS handed over Carver operations this year to the nonprofit Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, a spin-off of the well-regarded Drew Charter School.
Jul 30 2018

Five Atlanta Students Awarded the Opportunity to Build Skills for Workforce Success through Bank of America’s Student Leaders® Program

Bank of America selected five high school seniors and recent graduates from the Atlanta community as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders) this summer. This signature philanthropic program offers young people who are … Continue Reading →

Party on the Green

Party on the Green raises record amount

The East Lake Foundation announced that the 2018 Party on the Green, honoring Jim and Sarah Kennedy, raised a record $500,000 for the East Lake Early Childhood Education Initiative. Learn more

Drew Charter School

Drew Charter School's Class of 2018

On May 19, 2018, Drew Charter School graduated the Class of 2018. With acceptances to more than 100 colleges and universities, the Class of 2018 earned over $9 million in college scholarships.

2017 Annual Report

A Foundation that Works

2017 was a momentous year for the East Lake Foundation. On behalf of the East Lake Foundation Board, staff and partners, thank you! Your ongoing support allows us to meet these incredible milestones and sustain our work in the East Lake community. Click here to view full annual report infographic: Learn more

Swing for East Lake

Successful night swinging for a cause

On November 9th, golfers of all levels joined the Foundation at Topgolf Midtown for Swing for East Lake. This fun an exciting event, presented by King & Spalding, raised more than $50,000 for the East Lake Foundation. Thanks also to our Gold sponsors, Publix Charities, Windcreek Casino and Hotel (Montgomery) and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey! Learn more