Impacting Lives of Residents

For nearly thirty years, the Foundation has helped to create mixed-income housing and infrastructure, educational opportunities from cradle to college, and community wellness activities such as entrepreneurship, career readiness, and financial literacy, among others, to ensure the East Lake neighborhood and its residents are recognized for what is possible and not defined by the past.

Our collective work is proof that a community that had experienced disinvestment and a lack of opportunities for decades can be transformed into a neighborhood where children and their families thrive and experience increased upward mobility, improved health outcomes and greater racial equity.

The successful transformation in East Lake served as the blueprint for establishing Purpose Built Communities, which continues to build strong, economically diverse communities that thrive across the country.

A model for Progress

Accelerating Change

As the Community Quarterback organization in East Lake, we work within a defined neighbourhood to provide programs and resources to ensure equitable access to Cradle-to-College Education, Quality Mixed-Income Housing, Community Wellness, and Economic Vitality programs that benefit all residents.


The strategy begins by enhancing a community’s residential foundation through safe, high-quality housing for all income levels, ensuring a significant portion is dedicated to long-term, permanent affordability to reduce displacement in the neighborhood.


Education, beginning at birth, is vital for healthy child development. High-quality, community-serving schools within a comprehensive early learning to grade 12 pathway foster children’s development and prepare them for college or their chosen post-graduate path.


Thriving neighborhoods prioritize wellness through medical care, mental health support, healthy food access, community spaces, arts, culture, and green areas. Tailored facilities and programs promote belonging, honor history, encourage healthy lifestyles, create jobs, and enhance safety for overall well-being.


A strong commercial core fosters neighborhood prosperity and residents’ economic advancement, offering opportunities for meaningful work and wealth building. A dual-pronged strategy supporting opportunities across income levels ensures abundant local resources and participation in a thriving economy.


Neighborhoods are the unit of change that can have the greatest impact on people’s lives, changing life trajectories for the lowest-income residents, creating greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and increased upward mobility.


The Community Quarterback organization effectively executes this model, collaborating with stakeholders to seamlessly integrate all the vital components that contribute to neighborhood prosperity and growth.


Donated 6,720 groceries bags to families through our partnership with the East Lake Family YMCA.


Assisted 35 families at The Villages of East Lake with $115,000 in rent and utility assistance.


Hosted 53 community engagement events, virtual and in person, to address community well-being.


Individuals participated in mental health programming.

Resident And Community Support Program & Sheltering Arms East Lake

Katrina Leakes

Katrina has been a resident at The Villages of East Lake for 10 years, regularly attending a variety of classes focused on career advancement and financial management. During her time at the Villages, she has worked several jobs, but couldn’t maintain steady employment because of the need to care for her small children. In 2022, Katrina was hired for an open receptionist position at Sheltering Arms East Lake. “This job is a perfect fit because I can bring my child to school and stay for work,” said Katrina. She continues to participate in financial classes with RCSP as she prepares to accomplish her next goal of home ownership.

Resident And Community Support Program

Albert Griffith

Albert Griffith, affectionately known as Mr. Carl, has lived in The Villages of East Lake for 17 years and loves his community. Mr. Carl enjoys that the community is calm and peaceful with an ideal location and easy access to amenities, goods, and services.

“What I love about the Resident & Community Support Program is the commitment of Jennifer and Tywonia. They do an outstanding job of keeping residents informed about events and opportunities in the community, and I enjoy participating in programs and going on field trips with my neighbors.”


Start:ME East Lake

Eric Mack

East Lake resident Eric Mack’s residence is home to a sprawling one-man nursey and pop-up shop with one of the city’s best selections of rare and unusual plants called the Kai Garden. For Mack, a nationally renowned mixed-media artist, it started five years ago, when he planted a small patch of sweet potato vines and simple annuals like violas and petunias after the death of his stillborn son, Kai.

Mack did not originally intend to sell his plants, but his collection quickly outgrew his small yard and basement nursery. In the spring of 2021, his wife suggested he offload some to clear up space and cover the expenses of his newfound hobby, and his business took off. He recently finished Start:ME East Lake accelerator training and mentorship program and plans on installing an automated irrigation system and commercial greenhouse in his yard to keep up with demand. While his business is growing, “It’s not about the cash,” he says. “Just nurturing and taking care of plants, moving soil around and noticing what needs water or fertilizer that day reminds me that my son is here, that this garden is him.”

East Lake Healthy Connections

Vanessa Clark

Vanessa Clark has been working with East Lake Healthy Connections to manage her blood pressure. Unfortunately, chronic foot pain was keeping her from exercising. ELHC helped her identify healthcare benefits that would allow her to see a podiatrist to treat her foot pain and access blood pressure medicine. “I would like to thank East Lake Healthy Connections. With their help, I am able to continue my morning walks, manage my blood pressure, and lead a healthier life.”

Resident and Community Support Program

William Wesley

William Wesley and his family moved into The Villages of East Lake in 2019. They were familiar with East Lake and its diversity, resources and a strong cradle-to-college continuum. After a few tough years, he and his wife thought it was the right place to reestablish themselves financially, get on stable footing, and enroll their two younger children in high quality early learning programming. Wesley participated in nearly every program that the Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) offered to prepare himself for employment opportunities and future home ownership.

A few years ago, his wife connected him with a position at Delta Community Credit Union and his career took off. He expressed interest in leading their community development business and established a partnership with RCSP to bring new financial education resources to Villages residents. He was also able to allocate grant resources to the community to support COVID-19 relief, STEAM programming at Drew Charter School, and the Foundation’s Party on the Green. Recently, Wesley and his family purchased their first home, making him the first in his family in three generations to do so.

Wesley says, “My life has come full circle. In just five years, I’ve gone from underemployed to teaching financial education. I have a beautiful home, stable income with health benefits, and my children are flourishing at Drew Charter School. Our family is not just surviving anymore, we’re thriving.”


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.

Drew has ramped up its Social-Emotional/Mental Health work including one-on-one counseling, events, and peer-work. In addition to individual counseling, Drew has established a Student Wellness Coalition and has strengthened its Peer Leadership program. Drew also established the D2 career pathway program in partnership with Decatur High School that provides students the ability to earn a technical certificate of credit (TCC) in Nursing or Early Childhood Education from either Georgia Piedmont Technical College or Emory University, respectively.



  • 98.4% Class of 2022 Graduation Rate.
  • $8 Million+ in scholarships earned.
  • 99% of applicants were accepted into one or more colleges and universities.117 acceptances to colleges and universities.
  • 65% participation in early college programming.
  • Mental health clinicians are supporting caseloads averaging 35 students.
  • 89 students served in the Learning Lab.
  • East Lake Foundation sponsored the following scholarships:
    • six Tom and Ann Cousins Scholarships
    • three Eva Davis Scholarships
    • one Rc Pruitt Scholarship
    • one Daniel Shoy Leadership Scholarship
    • one Dottie Kuhlman Scholarship

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 continuum.


  • 298 students including 61 who reside at The Villages of East Lake
  • 44 students attending East Lake Early Learning Academy or Sheltering Arms East Lake are 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.


  • 368 participants including 31 from The Villages of East Lake, an increase of 14% over 2021.
  • 30 STEAM-based enrichment opportunities.

Preserving Affordability and Our Legacy

The Villages of East Lake (VOEL) completed an extensive renovation to its legacy properties that were originally 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 The Villages of East Lake was 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.

Families who live at The Villages of East Lake receive priority in the Drew Charter School lottery and the other programs offered by the East Lake Foundation and its partners.

The VOEL renovation project is just one of several housing initiatives led in partnership with the East Lake Foundation in 2022 to broaden housing availability in the East Lake area. In March 2023, construction began for the Trust at East Lake, 40 for-sale affordable townhomes in East Lake prioritized for families who currently reside at The Villages of East Lake.

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 mixed-income housing community, with an emphasis on economic stability, career development and community engagement.

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

In 2022, the RCSP team continued its targeted work to support families in need resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic coordinating and facilitating rent and utility assistance to keep families in their homes. RCSP also worked closely with the East Lake Family YMCA to provide thousands of boxes of groceries for families in need.


  • 776 residents participated in RCSP programming, 78% of whom identify as low-to moderate income.
  • Assisted 35 families at The Villages of East Lake with $115,000 in rent and utility assistance.
  • 53 economic stability, mental health, and homeownership programs offered.
  • Hosted drive-thru back to school supply drive, Thanksgiving food distribution and holiday gift event.

Swinging into Growth and Development

First Tee — Metro Atlanta is a year-round golf instruction and mentoring program 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 several program locations in Metro Atlanta, including the Charlie Yates Golf Course in East Lake.

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

First Tee – Metro Atlanta built upon the post-pandemic gains of 2021 and continued to increase its program’s reach in 2022 by delivering programming to 30% more young people than in 2021.


  • 800 total participants served (270 participants served at Charlie Yates Golf Course).
  • First Tee — Metro Atlanta awarded $63K in scholastic aid to graduating seniors.
  • 5 First Tee — Metro Atlanta alumni from Drew Charter School are on college golf team rosters.

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 eight Cohorts with 145 total ventures. In the 2022 cohort, six of the participants were residents of The Villages of East Lake and four of the participants were Drew Charter School parents.


  • 18 entrepreneurs completed the program.
  • 52% of the participants were from low-to-moderate income households.
  • 76% of the businesses are minority-owned.
  • 67% 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 establish contact with accessible medical homes.

In 2022, the East Lake Family YMCA was the Foundation’s primary partner for grocery distributions in the East Lake neighborhood.


  • 239 individuals were connected with health/dental homes.
  • 6,720 grocery bags provided to residents in need.
  • 57 individuals participated in mental health programming.
  • 28 individuals participated in one-on-one nutrition 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+

Jody and Billy Andrade
Arthur M. Blank
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
CF Foundation
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Cisco Systems
The Coca-Cola Company
Connolly Family Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation
Delta Air Lines
Mr. Martin Dugan
Ernst & Young LLP
J.B. Fuqua Foundation
Georgia Power Company
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation
Golf Channel
Homrich and Berg, Inc.
Pam and Rob Johnston
Majestic Realty
ML Industries, Inc.
Martin and Kim Neary
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Regions Bank
Alexia and Lin Rogers
United Distributors, Inc.
United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta/Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation

Innovator $10,000 to $24,999

AEC Trust
Alston & Bird, LLP
Americold Logistics
AT&T Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bardis
Atlanta Athletic Club
Bayne Advisors
John and Roz Brewer
Lisa and Paul Brown
Emily and Roy Burns
The Correll Family Foundation Inc.
Cousins Properties, Inc.
Cozen O’Connor
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
James and Diana Farris
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Giornelli
Global Payments Inc.
The Homestead Foundation
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
Kia America, Inc.
Scott Kingsfield
Cynthia Kuhlman
Liberty Furniture Industries
Lee and John McColl
Kathy and Phillip McCrorie
McKenney’s, Inc.
Robin Delmer
NCR Corporation
Northern Trust
Onome Okuma
Kathie and Chuck Palmer
PNC Financial Services Group
GT Render Foundation
Republic National Distributing Co
J. Kenton Richards
Alexandra and Alex Robertson
Robertson Foundation
Rogers Electric Service Corporation
Stuart Sherrill
Slappey & Sadd, LLC
Synovus Financial Corp.
Taylor English Duma, LLP
The J Tucker Foundation
Waffle House, Inc.
Walmart Foundation
Wells Fargo
Chris Womack
World Wide Technology

Leader $5,000 to $9,999

Atlanta Foundation
Black Enterprise
Cleveland Electric Company
Columbia Residential
Covenant Foundation/Jay and Ann Davis
Delta Community Credit Union
Cheryl and Jim Dupree
Andrew Gore
Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
Mary Ellen Imlay
Scott Leibold
Wangui McKelvey
The Billi Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Patrick Family Foundation
Martha and Billy Payne
Piedmont Healthcare
Ray M. Robinson
David Roemer
PGA Tour
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
Turner Enterprises Inc.
Universal Joint Catering
Dr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson
Yancey Bros. Co.
Sally and Comer Yates
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.

Builder $2,500 to $4,999

Acuity Brands, Inc.
Capital Group
Charities Aid Foundation of America
The Cobb Community Foundation
Collective Insights Consulting
Sean Connelly
Paul and Carol Garcia Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt
Selma M. and Thomas B. Gore
Melanie and Russ Hardin
Shannon Heath-Longino
Hennessy Automobile Companies
Intown Golf Club
Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton
Gay and Erskine Love Foundation, Inc.
Mannington Mills Inc.
Muthig Environmental, Inc.
Carol and Tim Naughton
Vicki & John Palmer
Kama and Joseph Pierce
Bert & Rhonda Ponder
Sara Prince
Mark Rahiya
Patty and Doug Reid
Silver Cloud Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith
Carley Stephens
Jonathan Tugman
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.
University of Georgia Foundation
Matt Yonak

Collaborator $1,000 to $2,499

Marcia and Ronald Allen
Ron Alston
Donyal Andrews
Odessa Archibald
Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company LLC
Julie and James Balloun
Laura Bollman
Arthur Brannen
Rita Breen
Althea Broughton
Teeia Burris
Pam and Rick Burton
Tiffany Ferrell
Roberto and Katie Castro
Shawn Cole
Cummin Landscape Supply
Audra Cunningham
Miles Daly
Celeste Daye
Mr. and Mrs. Curley Dossman, Jr.
Scott and Margaret Dozier
Dan Eldridge
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farrell
Mr. and Mrs. John Frazer
Dr. Eugene Gabianelli
Rachel Gage and Kevin Belote
Cynthia Gauf
Drew Giblin and Kristen Loehr
Tim Gray
Jamie and Ashley Hamilton
Juanika and Kevin Harper
Joseph Harris
Valerie Hartman
Dr. and Mrs. Peter H’Doubler Jr.
Elizabeth Hervey
Carolyn and Lem Hewes
Gale Hill
Chad and Laurie Hood
Ryan Jackson
Joi Jackson
Jenny and Phil Jacobs
Greg Kelly
Ken Koch
Mary Ryan and Henry G. Kuhrt Foundation
Linda Kuryloski and John Curran
Liz and Mark Lazarus
Julie and Billy Levine
Cheryl Lomax
Ellen Manners
Rosemary and Joel McElhannon
David and Sarah McKenney
Hala Moddelmog
Colleen and Sam Nunn
Emily and Eric O’Brien
Chad and Carrie Parker
William Pate
Aidan Quinn
David and Cecelia Ratcliffe
Ms. Joyce Reto
Drs. Shenara and Alonzo Sexton
Daniel J. Shoy, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Miles Snowden
Mildred and John Spalding
Elysa and Stan Sugarman
Nancy S. Surbaugh
Bentina Terry
Thomas Thomasma
Dennette Thornton
Southern Company
Lauren Udell
Cody White
Dr. and Mrs. George Wirth
Christopher Witcher
Ruth Woodling
Mary Wren
Wren Atlanta

Partner $250 to $999

Dedra America
Eric Ayers and Alamanzia Opeyo
Rick Bent and Renee Kastanakis
Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr. and Lynda Blanchard Foundation
Susan Callaway
Kimberly Case
Kate Coffey
Kevin Connelly
Ms. Allison Countryman
Katie Crippen
Alexa and Sam Deck
Mr. and Mrs. David Dubose
Elizabeth Dunn
April Estes
Cindy and John Ethridge
The Fischer Family
John Fleming
Deirdra Glover
Dr. Michael Hagearty
Judy Harrison
Susan Harrod
Edwin Henry
Nicholas and Kenan Hill
Amy and Bill Hollett
Harry C. Howard
Barbara Jaco
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jennings, Jr.
Ben W. Jernigan, Jr. DMD
Arthur, T’leatha, and Aaron Johnson
George Keller
Rich and Cheri Kenah
Patrina King
Keitt King
Al and Carroll
Kevin Lynch
Jennifer McCrary
Jay McGinnity
Alan and Barbara McKnight
Janet and Eddie Meyers
Rhonda Morgan
Kristin Myers
Amol Naik
Tywonia Orum
Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Cynthia Peterson
Deborah Phillips
Wayne and Cynda Pierce
Jose Rodriguez
Rollins Inc
Charlie Ross
Smith Saintil
Rodney Sanders
Jim Sawyer and Preetam Printz
Greta and Nate Seymour
Marcia and John Shurley
Tim Singer
Denoavis Smartt
Jonathan St. Clair
Patty Stafford and Dan Kniffen
State Farm, Enterprise Philanthropy
Pinckney Stephens
Jeb Stewart
Janie and Jim Stratigos
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swearingen
Team 7 Consulting
Rontavius Telfair
Sarah Tostevin
John Wallace
Victor Wang
Jim Wood
Catherine Woodling and Evan Strange
Waddell Wright

Friend $1 to $249

Faith Agee
Muntavius Amis
Ryan Ammann
Heather-Dawn Ashley
Mrs. Ann Ashmore
Rosemarie Ashton
Ilham Askia
Camillus Avent
Evette Avery
Dejernette Beaty
Bob Beebe
Kyle Bennett
Claude Bey
Renee Bentley
Claude Bey
Lee Birdsong
Tonya Bloodworth
Ms. Jessie Bond
Robin D. Boyd
Roger Brinson
Demetrice Brown
Janice Burgess
JP Campion
Gary and Michele Carr
Charnell Chandler-Stanley
Trent Christian
Danna Clary
Chellee Clemmons
Ernest Cooper
Candy Cooper
Stephanie Copeland
Natalie Culpepper
Patrick Daniel
Vonetta Daniels
Minnie Davis
Angela Denson
Charlotte Dixon
Nancy and Don Doran
Araba Dowell
Skye Duckett
Gail Duke
Jane Maas Edwards
Joseph Elden
Ms. Cooley Fales
Ms. Evelyn Ford
Stacey French-Lee
Dr. Leonardo Freyre
Mike Gardner and Brent Huff
Christian Geltz, D.O.
Dr. Leland H. Griffin
Joe N. Griggs, III
Marilyn Hack
Marti and Sam Hagan
Mary Lou and John W. Hall
Sharon Hall-Thomas
Mark Hanley
Susan Harrell
Bryan Harris
Robert W. Hearn, Jr.
Caleb Heath
Rosalind Heath
Corbin Heath
Millicent Herrod
Charlene Huff
Beverly and Charlie Hurt
Gretel Ingram-Smith
James Jarboe
Todd Jennings
Raphael Jiles
Nataline Johnson
Shelly Joseph
Sheri and Steven Labovitz
Luwanna Lacey-Powell
Robert Laurens
Susan and Chris Leiner
Donna Lennon
Kathy P. Loiselle
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lucien
Alison Madsen
Richard Mauney
Traci Messier
Brittany and John Molinaro
Hampton and Carter Morris
Mr. and Mrs. James Napier
David Neuwirth
Alexander Panos
Mr. Carl Parker
Mahalia Paul
Leslie Peavy
Erin Pickens
Terri Potter
Anwar Raghman
Kimball V. Ratliff III
Matt Recio
Robert B. Remar and Victoria Greenhood
Sara Kate Roberts
Betsy and Haynes Roberts
Latoya Roberts-Hill
Maureen Rose
John Schuk
Steven and Wynnetta Simmons
Zakiyyah Simms
Jaqueline Simpson
Bryan Slone
Tameka Smith
William D. Smith, Jr.
Ed Smith-Lewis
Nancy Starr
Brian Sutherlin
Pvt. Label Cigartainment
Nellie Taylor
Brian Taylor
Mary Terry
Kate Tracy
Tene Traylor
Brigitta Ward
Jonathan Weintraub
Deborah Westphal
Melissa White
Meisha B. White
Vance Wilder
Jacquita Williams
Drew Williams
Lauren and Bank Woodrick
Muriel Woods
Lyman and Leisa Wray
Ms. Sheila Wyatt
Suzanne Young

In Honor

In Honor Of Beau Allen
Kimball Ratliff III

In Honor Of Billy Andrade
Aidan Quinn

In Honor Of Henry Bierenfeld
Laurie and Chad Hood

In Honor Of Arthur Blank
Pam and Rick Burton

In Honor Of Janice Burgess
Pam and Rick Burton

In Honor Of Rick Burton
Janice Burgess and Leslie Peavy

In Honor Of Ann and Thomas G. Cousins
Pam and Rick Burton
Rosemary and Joel McElhannon
Daniel J. Shoy, Jr.
Barbara and George Wirth

In Honor Of Dick Cravey
Terri Potter

In Honor Of Dolores Crowell
Sheri and Steven Labovitz

In Honor Of Fischer Family Book Award
The Reverend Charles and Rhonda Fischer

In Honor Of Michael B. Hagearty
Leland Griffin

In Honor Of Sylvia and Charlie Harrison
Pam and Rick Burton
Chris Witcher

In Honor Of Shannon Heath-Longino
April Estes
Rosalind Heath
Charlene Huff
Barbara Jaco
Richard Mauney
Carley Stephens
Jeb Stewart
Rontavius Telfair

In Honor Of Richard Hill
Nicholas and Kenan Hill

In Honor Of Mary Ellen Imlay
Pam and Rick Burton

In Honor Of Jane and Clay Jackson
Ted and Marilyn Lucien

In Honor Of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2023
Amol Naik

In Honor Of Leslie Peavy
Pam and Rick Burton

In Honor Of Wayne Pierce
Cynda Pierce

In Honor Of Gary Player
Robert Laurens

In Honor Of Debbie Sineath Scott
Pam and Rick Burton

In Honor Of Daniel J. Shoy, Jr.
Catherine Woodling
Suzanne Young

In Honor Of James Throssell
Robert Laurens

In Honor Of Catherine Woodling
Ruth Woodling

In Honor Of Nancy and Carter Yates
Cynthia Gauf

In Memory

In Memory of Mary Booker
Dedra America

In Memory of Maria Daly
Miles Daly

In Memory of Eva Davis
Faith Agee
Evette Avery
Adam Benoit
Renee Bentley
Teeia Burris
Stephanie Copeland
Minnie Davis
Stacey French-Lee
Millicent Herrod
Gretel Ingram-Smith
Nellie Taylor
Mary Terry

In Memory of Don and Clara Edwards
Arthur, T’leatha, and Aaron Johnson

In Memory of William B Estes III
Susan Harrod

In Memory of Alberta “Bert” Griggs
Joe N. Griggs III

In Memory of E.A. Henry
Edwin Henry

In Memory of Bob and Kyle Lennon
Donna Lennon

In Memory of Joseph Maas
Jane Maas Edwards
James Jarboe

In Memory of Kay Parker
Carl Parker

In Memory of Jerry and Joe Patrick
Patrick Family Foundation

In Memory of Conor J. Rahiya
Mark Rahiya

In Memory of Steven W. Surbaugh
Nancy Surbaugh

In Memory of Robert Surdan
Thomas Thomasma

In Memory of Lorna Venker
Kathy P. Loiselle

In Memory of Mary Vincent
Tameka Smith

In Memory of P. Dan Yates, Jr.
Lanny S. Thomas

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
Partner, The Pendleton Consulting Group

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

Immediate Past Chair
Chairman & CEO, Georgia Power

Chair, Finance and Audit Committee and Investment Committee
Managing Director of Private Client Services, Investment Research & Advisory Group

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

Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
President, Georgia Pacific Foundation and Vice President of Community Affairs, Georgia Pacific

Board Member, East Lake Foundation
Executive Director, CF Foundation

Board of Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer, East Lake Foundation

Chairman and CEO, Vantage Private Capital

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Cousins Properties, Inc.

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

Managing Director of Private Client Services, Investment Research & Advisory Group

Executive Director, CF Foundation

Founder and Owner, CPR Learning Concepts, LLC

Chair of the Board
Partner, The Pendleton Consulting Group

President and Founder, First Communities

Chairman, NBC Sports Cable Group, NBC Universal

Vice Chair of the Board
Chair of the Board, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Chick-fil-A

Managing Partner, Troutman Sanders, LLP

Partner, 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, RSM

Managing Partner, Tiger Management, LLC

President Emeritus, East Lake Golf Club; Citizens Trust Bank

Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Chairman & CEO, Georgia Power

*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.




The Next Chapter

For nearly 30 years, the 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 2022, the Foundation was able to bring back much of its cornerstone programming while continuing to provide critical assistance to our most vulnerable residents who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through powerful and impactful partnerships.

For the last three years, the world seemed to spin madly around us. The Foundation and its partners continue to rise to meet the demands of recent events and are looking forward to writing the Next Chapter of East Lake with you.