Together We Grow with Each New Day

Throughout 2021, we worked closely with our partners and supporters to provide much-needed assistance for East Lake families as we all continued to navigate the ongoing pandemic. In an eventful year of notable milestones and organizational change, the East Lake Foundation remained focused on offering hope and opportunity to our community.

Catherine Woodling
East Lake Foundation, Deputy Executive Director

A Model for Progress

Accelerating Change

For nearly three decades, we have utilized our integrated holistic approach to community revitalization to build a stronger, healthier and more equitable community in East Lake and ensure lasting, sustainable success.

As the Community Quarterback organization in East Lake, we work within a defined neighborhood to provide programs and resources to ensure equitable access to Cradle-to-College Education, Quality Mixed-Income Housing and Community Wellness programs that benefit all residents. The successful transformation in East Lake became the blueprint for establishing Purpose Built Communities, which continues to build strong, economically diverse communities that thrive across the country.

Mixed-Income Housing

Mixed-income housing helps attract more demographic and socio-economic diversity to a neighborhood. This is important because it can build the social capital necessary to improve economic mobility for lower-income residents and attract critical investments to the neighborhood such as new businesses, sources of fresh food, banks, and other amenities that are taken for granted in affluent neighborhoods.

Community Wellness

Healthy neighborhoods must include a community-specific mix of facilities, programs and services that represent the vision, needs and priorities of residents, as well as the history and character of the neighborhood.

Cradle-to-College Education Pipeline

Countless studies link early quality educational opportunities with long-term social development, academic proficiency, employment opportunities, and overall health outcomes. An effective educational pipeline that starts in early childhood and continues through college is imperative for successful community revitalization.

Community Quarterback Organization

A single-purpose, local non-profit lead organization is the most critical component of a successful revitalization initiative. This group engages personally with residents to be understanding and responsive to their needs and concerns, while also building effective partnerships with public and private stakeholders and investors that can help deliver the vision.


Donated 24,755 grocery bags to families in partnership with the East Lake Family YMCA.


Assisted 188 Villages of East Lake families with rent and utility needs.


Provided 163 digital devices to families at The Villages of East Lake.


Supplied 5,000+ face coverings to keep people safe.


Vaccinated 300+ East Lake residents, most of whom were at high risk for COVID-19.


Funded virtual summer school for 250 Drew Charter School students.

Resident and Community Support Program

Josie Braziel

Josie Braziel has participated with Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) classes at The Villages of East Lake for more than six years, regularly seeking one-on-one coaching, participating in employment and financial literacy classes, and receiving COVID-19 related rent assistance. After years of working in part-time positions, with the help of the RCSP team, Ms. Brazil has landed her dream job—full-time with benefits—at a local school system where she has now worked for two years. Ms. Brazil says RCSP gave her “the tools to be successful” and she “will forever be grateful.”

Start:ME East Lake

Meleah Gray-Brown

Meleah Gray-Brown, a resident at The Villages of East Lake, is a proud 2020 graduate of Start:ME East Lake’s Business Accelerator Program. Meleah is the creator and founder of Sew Dope where she sells upcycled, recycled, and handmade apparel, handbags, and accessories. Meleah is a therapist by trade, and she incorporates her professional background by ensuring Sew Dope products educate and build confidence, acceptance, awareness, and appreciation for under-represented populations. Meleah was one of several recipients of a Start:ME grant to build inventory, vend, and market her business.

First Tee of Metro Atlanta/Drew Charter School

Marcus Leonard

Marcus Leonard is a junior at Charles R. Drew Charter School, a member of the boy’s golf team and an Ace level participant of First Tee of Metro Atlanta. Through the First Tee program, Marcus has gained confidence both on and off the golf course by engaging in new experiences and challenges. In 2021, he participated in the inaugural First Tee National Championship at Clemson University and was also selected, along with Tatum Thompson, as the TOUR Championship Hope Tee Shot honoree.

“My goal over the next 2 years is to graduate high school with honors and earn a scholarship to college playing golf. After graduating from college, I would like to have a career in business marketing or golf management where I can continue to give back to my community. The lessons and experiences from the First Tee such as having integrity and being responsible will help me make wise choices in this journey.”

Resident and Community Support Program

Roshan Nagendran

Roshan Nagendran, a resident at The Villages of East Lake, credits the Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) with advancing his career and building his personality.

Mr. Nagendran participated in several workshops via Zoom, described as engaging and informative, that assisted him in securing a new job in a leading telecommunications company, which increased his financial security. “The RCSP programs conducted benefited me both in my personal and career advancement” and “I’m living proof of how to get the most out of them.”


Celebrating Bright Futures

Charles R. Drew Charter School serves more than 1,900 students in Pre-K through 12th grade with an innovative Project-Based Learning approach centered around a STEAM curriculum. Drew Senior, Junior and Elementary Academies each rank in the Top 10 in all of Atlanta Public Schools (APS). Drew consistently ranks in the top 10% in APS and top 20% in the State of Georgia.


  • 99% Class of 2021 Graduation Rate
  • 99% of students in the Class of 2021 who applied to college were accepted to at least one school
  • 100% of students who needed digital devices for virtual learning were provided devices
  • East Lake Foundation awarded 1 Rc Pruitt Scholarship, 7 Eva Davis Scholarships, and 6 Cousins Scholarships

Putting Young Minds into a Pipeline for Success

Recognizing the importance of building a strong foundation for learning early in a child’s life, the East Lake Foundation and Drew Charter School work closely with our early learning partners (Cox Pre-K, East Lake Early Learning Academy and Sheltering Arms East Lake) to ensure a seamless transition as students matriculate through our cradle-to-college education pipeline.


  • 298 students including 54 from The Villages of East Lake
  • 57 students attended East Lake Early Learning Academy or Sheltering Arms East Lake on scholarship
RISE After School Program

Enriching Experiences Beyond the Classroom

RISE After School – R.I.S.E. (Recreation. Innovation. STEAMulation. Education) is a comprehensive after school program for Pre-K through 7th grade students, operating from 4:00PM to 6:00PM daily to provide students opportunities to participate in enrichment activities with their peers. High-quality enrichment activities include creative movement, science creation, sports and nutrition, Chinese immersion, and storytelling, among many others.


  • 334 participants including 48 from The Villages of East Lake
  • 27 enrichment opportunities
  • 63 participants come from economically-disadvantaged families

Preserving Affordability and Our Legacy

The East Lake Foundation and its partners continue to broaden the availability of housing in the East Lake neighborhood. As of 2021, the East Lake Initiative has partnered to build 882 total apartment homes in the East Lake neighborhood, nearly half of which are affordable at 30%, 50%-60%, and 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

The Villages of East Lake (VOEL) is undergoing an extensive renovation to its legacy properties that were constructed in the mid-late 90s. The legacy VOEL has 542 housing units (apartments, townhomes, duplexes), 50% of which are subsidized by Atlanta Housing to families making 30% of AMI or less and 50% of which are provided at a market rate. This investment in VOEL is one of the largest preservations of affordable housing in the city of Atlanta’s history. The upgrades include new exteriors, flooring, cabinets, a fitness center, and landscaping, among others.

The Resident and Community Support Program

Building Opportunity and Extending Resources

The Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) offers resources and support to residents of The Villages of East Lake (VOEL) mixed-income housing community, with an emphasis on economic stability, career development and community engagement.

RCSP teams work with community partners to enhance employment readiness through financial education workshops, including entrepreneurship, homeowner education and career coaching. Residents also receive access to job resources, financial tools, small business startup assistance and more.

In 2021, the RCSP team continued its work to support families in need resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. RCSP facilitated rent and utility assistance and distribution of digital devices and personal hygiene products to keep families safely in their homes. RCSP also worked closely with the East Lake Family YMCA to provide thousands of boxes of groceries for families in need.


  • 400 residents participated in RCSP programming
  • 188 families at VOEL assisted with rent and utilities
  • Provided 163 digital devices
  • Offered 51 economic stability, mental health, and homeownership programs
  • Hosted drive-thru back to school drive and holiday gift event

Swinging into Growth and Development

First Tee of Metro Atlanta is a year-round golf instruction and mentoring program that uses the principles of golf, including discipline, hard work, sportsmanship and integrity, to enhance academic achievement and life skills for youth participants (ages 8-17) at several program locations across Metro Atlanta, including the Charlie Yates Golf Course in East Lake.

Golf instruction also provides access to college scholarships, business connections and employment. The First Tee of Metro Atlanta is one of many chapters nationally in the First Tee network.

First Tee of Metro Atlanta continued its gradual emergence from the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of youth programming. While continually adjusting and operating under safety protocols aligned with health agency and governmental guidelines, the chapter served more youth through its programming channels than were reached in 2020.


  • 585 total participants served (55 participants served at Charlie Yates Golf Course)
  • First Tee of Metro Atlanta awarded $63K in scholastic aid to 16 participating seniors
  • 11 Summer Internships were provided in clubhouse, golf course grounds maintenance, and youth program operations

Providing the Tools for Entrepreneurs

Start:ME East Lake is a 14-session program in partnership with The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute at Emory University that offers the assistance promising micro-entrepreneurs need to develop viable and sustainable microbusinesses.

Since its inception, Start:ME East Lake has graduated seven Cohorts with 110 ventures. In 2021, the program was offered virtually. Two of the participants were residents of The Villages of East Lake and three of the participants were Drew Charter School parents.


  • 16 entrepreneurs completed the program
  • 69% of the participants were from low-to-moderate income households
  • 63% of the businesses are minority-owned
  • 88% of the businesses are woman-owned
East Lake Healthy Connections

Ensuring Availability of Vital Health Services

East Lake Healthy Connections (ELHC), a program in partnership with the East Lake Family YMCA, ensures all eligible East Lake families have access to health insurance, effectively utilize primary and preventive health care services, properly manage chronic diseases, and can establish contact with accessible medical homes. In 2021, the East Lake Family YMCA was the Foundation’s primary partner for grocery distributions in the East Lake neighborhood.


  • 145 individuals were connected with health/dental homes
  • 417 COVID-19 vaccinations provided
  • 24,755 grocery bags provided to residents in need
  • 29 individuals participated in mental health programming
  • 21 individuals participated in monthly educational sessions on chronic disease management

Today’s Investment into Tomorrow’s Promise

Our Donors

We are indebted to the donor support that has contributed mightily to our success.

Visionary $25,000+

Americold Logistics
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
CF Foundation
Connolly Family Foundation
The Correll Family Foundation Inc.
Cousins Foundation, Inc.
Cox Enterprises Inc.
The James M. Cox Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation
The Golf Channel
The Imlay Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Johnston
The Charles and Esther Lee Kimerling Charitable Foundation
ML Industries, Inc/Dunn Family Foundation
Martin and Kim Neary
Nonami Foundation
Purpose Built Communities, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Robertson
Rogers Electric Service Corporation
United Way of Greater Atlanta/Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation

Innovator $10,000 to $24,999

Aaron’s, Inc.
Bayne Advisors
Roz and John Brewer
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Columbia Residential
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Covenant Foundation
Cozen O’Connor
CVS Caremark Charity Classic
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Inc.
The Club of Hearts, Inc./ Georgia Power Company
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Giornelli
Mike and Gillian Goodrich
Neville and Pamela Isdell
Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
The Billi Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Monarch Private Capital
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Onome Okuma
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Palmer
Poole Family Charitable Fund
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Robertson Foundation
Ray M. Robinson
Lin and Alexia Rogers
Southern Company
Taylor English Duma, LLP
Waffle House, Inc.
David Wahrhaftig
Wells Fargo

Leader $5,000 to $9,999

AAPCO Southeast, Inc.
Accenture LLP
Acuity Brands, Inc.
Altec Industries, Inc.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bardis
CF Foundation
David Cummings
Delta Community Credit Union
Equifax Inc.
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
Global Payments Inc.
Graciecam Foundation Inc.
Homrich and Berg, Inc.
Dr. Cynthia Kuhlman and Dr. Kip Sengestock
Liz and Mark Lazarus
Liberty Furniture Industries
Missy and Doug MacGinnitie
Wangui McKelvey
MedAssets, Inc.
NCR Corporation
Northern Trust
Patrick Family Foundation
PNC Financial Services Group
GT Render Family Foundation
David Roemer and Ideas United
Shah Family Foundation
Ben Sutton
The J Tucker Foundation
Turner Enterprises Inc.
United Distributors, Inc.
Universal Joint Catering
Chris Womack
Yancey Bros. Co.

Builder $2,500 to $4,999

Paula and Brant Andrews
Lucinda and Bob Chapman
Lisa and Steward Cink
The Cobb Community Foundation
James and Jessica Douglas
Mr. and Mrs. Curly Dossman, Jr.
Elizabeth Fenwick
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt
Halloran Family Charitable Fund
Sara and David Hathaway
Dr. and Mrs. Linton Hopkins
Jenny and Phil Jacobs
Kelin Foundation
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
McKinsey & Company
Alison Madsen
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Muir
Danielle and Keenan Nix
Martha and Billy Payne
Quality Growth Institute
David and Cecelia Ratcliffe
Mark Rahiya
Ms. Joyce Reto
Silver Cloud Fund
Toldright, LLC
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Christopher Witcher
Sally and Comer Yates
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Yates, III

Collaborator $1,000 to $2,499

Marcia and Ronald Allen
Marcia and Ronald Allen
Donyal Andrews
Paula and Brant Andrews
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company LLC
Julie and James Balloun
April Battiste
Re’Nauta Bell
Lee Birdsong
Laura Bollman and Preston Cockey
Rita Breen
Gary S. Brochin
Pam and Rick Burton
Mr. James Case
Beth and Rick Chandler
Sidney Gause Childress
Mr. Hal Daughdrill
Scott and Margaret Dozier
Kirk Elifson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farrell
Allison and Scott Fillmore
The Fischer Family
Mr. and Mrs. John Frazer
Georgia Power Company
Drew and Kristen Giblin-Loehr
Tim Gray
Greater Horizons
Helen C. Griffith
Christine Hales
Mr. James Hamilton
Mr. Joseph Lee Harris
Juanika Mainor Harper
Valerie Hartman
Shannon Heath-Longino
Elizabeth Hervey
Gale Hill
Phil and Melinda Holladay
IREM – Friends of Shannon
Arthur, Tleatha and Aaron Johnson
Buster Joyner
Lindsey and Josh Kamin
Greg Kelly
Patrina King
Mary Ryan and Henry G. Kuhrt Foundation
Linda Kuryloski and John Curran
Jeff Levy
Cheryl Lomax
Phillip McCrorie
Joel McElhannon
William and Lisa McGahan Family Foundation
MARTA Employees Charity Club
Peter C. Moister
Kendall and Preston Moister
Rhonda Morgan
Carol and Tim Naughton
Emily and Eric O’Brien
Chad and Carrie Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Seymour
Dr. and Mrs. Miles Snowden
Mildred and John Spalding
Nancy S. Surbaugh
Ryan Swenson
T. Dallas Smith & Company, LLC.
Bentina Terry
Rev. Dr. Tom and Suzanne Tewell
Thomas Thomasma
Nikita Trivedi
Jonathan Tugman
Turner Foundation, Inc.
Lauren Udell
Vulcan Materials Company
Denise and Clint Walker
John Wallace
Kathy N. Waller
Ruth Woodling
Ms. Crystal Woods
Matt Wren
Sherry and Billy Wren
Carter and Nancy Yates
Ketiwe Zipperer

Partner $250 to $999

Madelyn R. Adams
Ron Alston
Jeff Armstrong
Eric Ayers and Alamanzia Opeyo
Liliana Bakhtiari
Josh Bartlett
Rick Bent and Renee Kastanakis
Claude Bey
Mrs. Lynda Bisher
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr.
Althea Broughton
Mr. Peter M. Candler
Gary and Michele Carr
Kimberly Case
Ms. Allison Countryman
Cindra and Dennis Cronin
Reginald Dawson
Charles R. Drew Charter School Board of Directors
The Dunn Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ethridge
Deirdra Glover
Dr. John B. Haberlen
Dr. Michael Hagearty
Bonnie and Jon Harris
Sarah and Harvey Hill, Jr.
Nicholas and Kenan Hill
Amy and Bill Hollett
Brian Jack
Ms. Joi Jackson
Ryan Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jennings, Jr.
Diane and Rick Jerue
Donna Kelce
Jason Li
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lindseth, Jr.
Catherine and Burt Livezey
Dr. and Mrs. John Lochridge
Jennifer McCrary
Barbara and Alan McKnight
John Majors
Janet and Eddie Meyers
Peter Moraitakis
Kristin Myers
Tywonia Orum
John Patchoski
Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Erin Pickens
Wayne and Cynda Pierce
Rhonda and Bert Ponder
Sara Prince
Pvt. Label Cigartainment
Edith Richardson
Jose Rodriguez
Charlie Ross
Rodney Sanders
Andrew Schaefler
Amanda Schroeder
Doug Seale
Danny Shoy, Jr.
Tim Singer
Denoavis Smartt
Sogamott Foundation
Janie and Jim Stratigos
Pinckney Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swearingen
Rontavius Telfair
Sarah Tostevin
Jennifer and Morgan Tucker
Karen J. Vanderyt
Keller Withers

Friend $1 to $249

Chris Albright
Faith Agee
Rosemarie Ashton
Atlanta City Council, District 5
Mr. Curtis Augustin
Evette Avery
Newell Baker
Darlene Bankston
Charlie Battle
Shannon Bergman
Ms. Jessie Bond
Alyson Britt
Demetrice Brown
Douglas Bryant
Travis Carroll
Theresa Cartwright
Claire Charhon
Trent Christian
Danna Clary
Mr. Thomas S. Clegg
William Corley
Robert Craft
Natalie Culpepper
Luther C. Curtis
Michelle Daniel
Minnie Davis
Walter Davis
Angela Denson
Lynn Disbrow
The Dobbs Family
Ronald Domanico
Nancy and Don Doran
Mr. Martin Dugan
Jane Maas Edwards
Mr. Jeffrey Eliason and Ms. Angela Fusaro
Elaine Enright
Ryan Enright
Keisha Favors-Williams
Marilyn and Charles Fischer
John Fleming
Ms. Evelyn Ford
Stacey French-Lee
Leonardo Freyre
Denise Froemming
Terra Gay
Christian Geltz, D.O.
Dr. Leland H. Griffin
Ms. Bianca Golden
Joseph Goodall
Marilyn Hack
Mary Lou and John W. Hall
Carrie Hamilton
Susan Harrell
Bryan Harris
Faith Harris
Fr. James L. Harrison
Susan Harrod
Karen Hatcher
Robert W. Hearn, Jr.
Mr. Caleb Heath
Corbin Heath
Sherida Heath
Yashica Heath
Ouida Heath
Ckyla Heath-Longino
Max and Amy Heineman
Mrs. Nathan Vanmeter Hendricks, III
Laura and Brian Henry
Ms. Marilyn J. Hill and Ms. Lynne T. Slaughter
Chad and Laurie Hood
Deb and Travis Hudson
Beverly and Charles Hurt
Steve Husarik
Gretel Ingram-Smith
Barbara Jaco
Van Jakes
James Jarboe
Todd Jennings
Nataline Johnson
Lisa Jordan
Mr. Richard Kessler, Jr.
Lorenzo and Shun Kilgore
Kevin Kirchner and Angela Weiss
Sandra and Walter Kruger
Greg Leaphart
Susan and Chris Leiner
Charndrea Leonard
Blake Lewis
Cameron Lilly
Kathy P. Loiselle
Elise Lopez
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lucien
Peter McKnight
Valerie Manson
Dr. Jonathan Matthews
Traci Messier
Mizuno USA
MLD & Associates
Brittany and John Molinaro
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daniel Mooza
Hampton and Carter Morris
Mr. and Mrs. James Napier
Anna and Andrew Navratil
Lance Netland
Josh Newton
Kamau and Felicia Nickerson
Chidimma Nzerem
Hannah Page
Mahalia Paul
Will Peace
Shelby Pease
Kary Perry
Cynthia Peterson
Debbie Phillips
Terri Potter
Haaris Quraishy
Anwar Raghman
Matt Recio
Robert Remar
Shaundrea Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Roberts
Latoya Roberts-Hill
Sara Kate Roberts
Amy Roemer
Gail Ronan
Gottaluv Ros
Eric Rosen
Mr. and Mrs. Edward St. Clair
Chris Sears
Bridget Seery
Charles Shelton, III
Tammy Shepard
Leroy H. Simkins, Jr.
Luana K. Slaughter
Tameka Smith
Mr. Doug Squillario
Susan Stanley
The Stitchman Company
Emily Stromquist
Nellie Taylor
Tommy Thayer
Lanny S. Thomas
Sharon Thomas
Jennifer Trent
Abba Unk
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Virgin
Brigitta Ward
John Watson
Chip Watts
Melanie and William Wesley
Deborah Westphal
Mr. Cody White
Mrs. Meisha B. White
Jill and Jeff White
Mary Wiggins
Vance Wilder
Amy and Doug Williams
Tamara Willingham-Hatcher
Janice Wittschiebe
Catherine Woodling and Evan Strange
Muriel Woods
Leisa and Lyman Wray
Ms. Sheila Wyatt
Jennifer Young
Suzanne Young

In Honor

In Honor Of Mr. John Beal
Chad and Laurie Hood

In Honor Of Pam and Rick Burton
Sherry and Billy Wren
Mr. Matt Wren

In Honor Of Ann and Thomas G. Cousins
Paula and Brant Andrews
Mr. Jeff Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Burton
Dr. and Mrs. Linton C. Hopkins III
Mr. Peter McKnight
Amanda Schroeder
Danny Shoy, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Tom and Suzanne Tewell

In Honor Of Heather Dunbar
Ms. Elise Lopez

In Honor Of East Lake
Ms. Nellie Taylor

In Honor Of East Lake Invitational
Mr. Jeff Levy

In Honor Of Equality
Dr. Jonathan Matthews

In Honor Of Ms. Sher Feezell
Chad and Laurie Hood

In Honor Of James Gabrielsen Jr.
Mary Wiggins

In Honor Of Lillian Giornelli
Mildred and John Spalding

In Honor Of Xander Greene
Jill and Jeff White

In Honor Of Michael B. Hagearty
Dr. Leland Griffin

In Honor Of Charlie and Sylvia Harrison
Mr. Christopher Witcher

In Honor Of Shannon Heath Longino
Mr. Rontavius Telfair
Ms. Debbie Phillips
Barbara Jaco
Mr. Chip Watts

In Honor Of Richard Hill
Nicholas and Kenan Hill

In Honor Of Beth Holder
Mildred and John Spalding

In Honor Of Dr. Linton Hopkins
Mildred and John Spalding

In Honor Of Julie Hudson
Mr. William Corley

In Honor Of Jane and Clayton F. Jackson
Ted and Marilyn Lucien

In Honor Of Ms. Dorothy Kelly
Chad and Laurie Hood

In Honor Of Frank Merritt
Mr. Hal Daughdrill

In Honor Of Lisa Moraitakis
Mr. Peter Moraitakis

In Honor Of Chad Parker and Dave Purdie
Pvt. Label Cigartainment

In Honor Of Levi Marie Perry
Kary Perry

In Honor Of Wayne Pierce
Cynthia and Wayne Pierce

In Honor Of Bert Ponder
Deb and Travis Hudson

In Honor Of Lin Rogers
Mr. Doug Seale

In Honor Of Jonathan St. Clair
Darlene and Ed St. Clair

In Honor Of Daniel J. Shoy, Sr.
Ms. Alison Madsen
MLD & Associates
Carol Naughton

In Honor Of Stephanie Surbaugh and Greg Payne
Mr. Matt Wren
Sherry and Billy Wren

In Honor Of Grant Thornton
Mr. Ronald Domanico

In Honor Of Catherine Woodling and Evan Strange
Sandra and Walter Kruger

In Memory

In Memory Of Eugene Alston
Ms. April Battiste

In Memory Of Furman Bisher
Mrs. Lynda Bisher

In Memory Of Caroline Cousins
James L. Harrison

In Memory Of Robert W. Cousins
James L. Harrison

In Memory Of Eva Davis
Ms. Evette Avery
Lynn Disbrow
Denise Froemming
Ms. Brigitta Ward
Jennifer Young

In Memory Of Jim Deakins
Emily Stromquist

In Memory Of Don & Clara Edwards
Arthur, Tleatha and Aaron Johnson

In Memory Of William B Estes III
Ms. Susan Harrod

In Memory Of Lovell Fritz
Mr. Doug Squillario

In Memory Of Richard Frye
Haaris Quraishy

In Memory Of Trent S. Harper
Ms. Terra Gay

In Memory Of Rosetta Heath-Walker
Dr. Cynthia Kuhlman
Mr. Peter McKnight
Ms. April Battiste
Charles R. Drew Charter School

In Memory Of Gretel Ingram-Smith
Ms. Gretel Ingram-Smith

In Memory Of Charley Joyner
Buster Joyner

In Memory Of Luther Kelley
Mr. Luther Curtis

In Memory Of Dr. W. T. Leaphart
Mr. Greg Leaphart

In Memory Of Joseph M. Maas
Jane Edwards
Mr. James Jarboe

In Memory Of Lucinda Morrell
Ms. April Battiste

In Memory Of Jerry and Joe Patrick
Patrick Family Foundation

In Memory Of Steven W. Surbaugh
Nancy Surbaugh

In Memory Of Lorna Venker
Ms. Kathy Loiselle

In Memory Of Mary Vincent
Ms. Tameka Smith

In Memory Of Bruce Wittschiebe
Janice Wittschiebe

Our Board of Directors

The guidance and commitment of our Board of Directors is crucial to our continued success.

Executive Committee

Chair, East Lake Foundation
President, Georgia Power

Vice Chair, East Lake Foundation
Partner, The Pendleton Consulting Group

Board Member, East Lake Foundation
Managing Director of Private Client Services, Investment Research & Advisory Group

Board Member, East Lake Foundation
Chair, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta Board

Board Member, East Lake Foundation
Executive Director, CF Foundation

Board of Directors

Chairman and CEO
Vantage Private Capital

Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Cousins Properties, Inc.

Georgia Pacific Foundation and Vice President of Community Affairs, Georgia Pacific

Managing Director
Private Client Services, Investment Research & Advisory Group

Executive Director
CF Foundation

Founder and Owner
CPR Learning Concepts, LLC

The Pendleton Consulting Group

President and Founder
First Communities

NBC Sports Cable Group, NBC Universal

Chair of the Board
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

Managing Partner
Troutman Sanders, LLP

McKinsey & Company

Chief Retail Sales Officer and Senior Vice President
USA Operations, Coca-Cola Company

Managing Partner
Tillman and Managing Owner, Granny Nannies

Atlanta Office Managing Partner

Managing Partner
Tiger Management, LLC

President Emeritus
East Lake Golf Club; Citizens Trust Bank

President and Chief Executive Officer
East Lake Foundation

CHRIS WOMACK, Chair of the Board
Georgia Power

Treasurer of the Board, Not a Board Member

Secretary of the Board, Not a Board Member

*These unaudited numbers reflect the revenue and expenses of the East Lake Foundation and its charitable contributions to its partners in the East Lake Initiative.




Impacting Lives in Our Community

For nearly 30 years, the East Lake Foundation has proven that working with residents and public and private partners, while providing equitable access to comprehensive programs and services, is transformative for the community.

In 2021, the Foundation was able to continue to provide critical assistance to our most vulnerable residents who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through powerful and impactful partnerships.

While we have faced difficult experiences over the last two years, the Foundation and its partners will continue to rise to meet the demands of recent events and are Growing with Hope and Purpose Every Day.