Celebrating Our Collective Journey

For nearly three decades, the East Lake Foundation has been instrumental in fostering mixed-income housing, enhancing infrastructure, and providing a comprehensive range of educational opportunities spanning from early childhood through college. Additionally, it has facilitated various community wellness and economic vitality initiatives, including junior golf, health and wellness activities, entrepreneurship programs, career readiness support, and financial literacy education.

The East Lake Initiative partner organizations have demonstrated that with aligned and concerted efforts, a neighborhood can flourish, offering its residents improved opportunities for upward mobility, enhanced health outcomes, and greater racial equity. The success of our collaborative work demonstrates the transformative power of partnership within a community that had long experienced disinvestment and a lack of opportunities.

Ilham Askia
President & CEO

A model for Progress

Accelerating Change

As the Community Quarterback organization in East Lake, we work within a defined neighborhood to provide programs and resources to ensure equitable access to Quality Mixed-Income Housing, Cradle-to-College/Career Education, 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.

Strengthening Roots, Fostering Growth

Finalizing the Foundation's Strategic Vision

Rooted in our mission to collaborate with The Villages of East Lake residents, Charles R. Drew Charter School families, and other key service providers to ensure every member of our community has equitable access to the resources, tools and supports needed to thrive. Our plan outlines five strategic goals: affordable housing, children and youth education, community wellness, community economic development, and capacity building. These goals are supported by six strategic initiatives: resident income generation, community health, property development, youth education, data and outcomes evaluation, and resource development and advocacy.

Resident and Community Support Program

Alicia Dawkins

Alicia Dawkins has been a pivotal figure in the East Lake community since 2005, starting as a Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps volunteer before moving into the area in 2006 to immerse herself in its opportunities. For two decades, she has engaged in numerous East Lake Foundation and RCSP programs and events, significantly impacting the community.

Her career in East Lake spans various roles at The Villages of East Lake, Sheltering Arms, and Charles R. Drew Charter School, where she currently oversees Strategic Partnerships. A dedicated mother, her two sons have progressed from early education at Sheltering Arms to becoming successful students at Drew Charter School.

Alicia will become a homeowner at the new Trust at East Lake, fulfilling her dream of establishing permanent roots in the community. This milestone marks a significant achievement, showcasing her deep connection and contribution to East Lake’s growth and prosperity.

Resident and Community Support Program

Azania Floyde

Azania Floyde has lived at The Villages of East Lake for nearly 3 years. She recently worked at a credit card company that provided funding to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, due to a massive layoff, she lost her job.

While unemployed, the East Lake Foundation’s Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) helped by providing rental assistance and career and resume guidance to help her catapult her career. She was unemployed for 4 months before securing a new higher-paying position at an international car company.

She continues to work with the RCSP to reach her goal to become a homeowner. “With the help of the East Lake Foundation, I plan to become a homeowner through the partnership with the Atlanta Land Trust. In doing so, I joined the “700 Club” to help increase my credit score and help me on my way.”

VOEL Resident and Start:Me Graduate

Nicole McClendon

Nicole McClendon and her 4 children have lived in the Villages of East Lake since December 2020 (previously 2005-2010). After moving into the community, Nicole enrolled her children at the East Lake Early Learning Center, and subsequently Drew Charter School, and became involved with the East Lake Foundation’s Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) at the Villages of East Lake in order to advance her career with a goal of starting her own business.

She was introduced to and later selected to participate in the Start:ME East Lake micro-entrepreneurship program that offers the assistance promising micro-entrepreneurs need to develop viable and sustainable microbusinesses. Her business, NCM Administrative Consulting provides administrative assistance to small businesses in the metro Atlanta area. “This program taught and exposed me to so much about starting a business, and now I’m ready to get my business up and running.”

Since graduating from the Start:ME East Lake program in April 2023, Nicole has been appointed to the Drew Charter School Board of Directors and serves as a member of the East Lake Foundation’s Outreach Team.

Donor Highlight

Christopher Witcher

Chris Witcher has had a front row seat to the remarkable transformation of the East Lake Community as a caddie at East Lake Golf Club starting in the 1990s where he worked for nearly a decade. He was the recipient of the Charlie Harrison Scholarship (formerly known as the caddie scholarship), which helped support him financially through his collegiate experience. Chris felt a strong desire to give back to the community that had given so much to him and so many others and has been a long-time and regular donor to the East Lake Foundation.

“East Lake has been a huge part of my life and the person that I am today. While the Harrison Scholarship was a great benefit to me, the relationships that were built and the opportunities that were created, continue to impact me today and motivate me to continue to support the East Lake Foundation.”

Drew Charter School

Empowering Futures: Together We Thrive at DREW

Charles R. Drew Charter School educates nearly 2,000 Pre-K to 12th-grade students using a STEAM-focused Project-Based Learning method. Its Senior, Junior, and Elementary Academies are among the top 10 Atlanta Public Schools, with Drew ranking in the top 10% in APS and top 20% in Georgia.

Drew has enhanced its Social-Emotional/Mental Health efforts, creating a Student Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, appointing a new Dean of Counseling and Wellness, and consolidating mental health programs for all grades. It also introduced a part-time role supporting graduate persistence.

Through the D-Squared Pathway Program, 22 students earned Technical Certificates from Georgia Piedmont Technical College—9 as Certified Nursing Assistants and 13 as Childhood Development Associates.

Drew Charter School, continued
  • 98.4%—Class of 2023 Graduation Rate
  • $15 Million+ in scholarships earned
  • 98% of applicants accepted into one or more of 120 colleges and universities
  • 91 seniors participated in early college programming, the largest cohort to date
  • 69 students were served in the Learning Lab
  • East Lake Foundation sponsored 9 Tom and Ann Cousins Scholarships, 7 Eva Davis Scholarships, 4 Rob Johnston Community Service Scholarships, 1 Rc Pruitt Scholarship, 1 Daniel Shoy Leadership Scholarship, and 1 Dottie Kuhlman Scholarship
  • 30 seniors were invited to participate in “Cousins Experience Day,” a deep dive into commercial real estate
  • 57 students in 3rd and 6th grade identified in need of additional academic support benefitted from specialized instruction through the Acceleration Academy supported by the East Lake Foundation
East Lake Early Learning

Nurturing Potential

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) and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy to ensure a seamless transition as students matriculate through our cradle-to-college education continuum.

  • Two Drew Alumnae were hired to serve in the inaugural Early Education fellowship at Drew’s Cox Pre-K
  • 298 students including more than 20% who reside at The Villages of East Lake
  • 25% students attending East Lake Early Learning Academy or Sheltering Arms East Lake are on scholarship supported by the East Lake Foundation
RISE After School Program

Recreation, Innovation, Education for Student Success

RISE After School – R.I.S.E. (Recreation. Innovation. STEAMulation. Education) is a comprehensive after school program for Pre-K through 5th 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, golf, soccer, science creation, sports and nutrition, and storytelling.

  • More than 400 participants including nearly 40 from The Villages of East Lake, an increase of 18% over the 2022-2023 school year
  • 30 STEAM-based enrichment opportunities
  • Re-established partnerships with First Tee – Metro Atlanta and Soccer in the Streets
  • Working closely with the East Lake Family YMCA and other community partners to offer after school opportunities to Junior Academy students
The Trust at East Lake

Groundbreaking Partnership: Creating Affordable Homeownership Opportunities

In partnership with the The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) , East Lake Foundation celebrated the start of construction on The Trust at East Lake, 40 new, permanently affordable townhomes in East Lake. The East Lake Foundation and ALT are working closely with the Foundation’s Resident and Community Support Program at The Villages of East Lake to ensure current East Lake residents are prepared to take advantage of these homeownership opportunities in their community.

This project was possible through support from The CF Foundation, which donated the 2-acre site on which the project is being constructed, and the East Lake Foundation, which provided significant funding and programmatic support.

Financial support from Bank of America Foundation through its Neighborhood Builders Award, a generous grant from Chick-fil-A, as well as a generous contribution from the TOUR Championship allowed the Foundation to meet its philanthropic commitment to the ALT to ensure all forty townhomes would be offered at an affordable rate. The first eight homes are projected to be completed in the Fall of 2025.

Resident and Community Support Program

Empowering Residents and Strengthening Community

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 up with several community partners to enhance employment readiness educational 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.

  • 1326 residents participated in RCSP programming, 76% 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
  • 52 economic stability, mental health, and homeownership programs offered
  • 69 individuals trained, upskilled and/or reskilled for job opportunities
  • 93% of individuals who attended financial classes and/or financial coaching opened and maintained a savings account
  • Hosted annual egg hunt, summer festival, Thanksgiving food distribution and holiday gift event
Start:ME Program

Cultivating Entrepreneurial Success

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 2023 cohort, six of the participants were residents of The Villages of East Lake and four of the participants were Drew Charter School parents.

  • 17 entrepreneurs completed the program
  • 88% of businesses are incorporated
  • 76% led by people of color
  • 82% led by women
  • 59% led by individuals from low-to-moderate income households
  • Six participants are Villages of East Lake residents and four are Drew Charter School parents
Creating Connections, Building Community

East Lake 5K & Fun Run

In August of 2023, the East Lake Foundation hosted the Run for East Lake 5K & Fun Run. This fun and exciting community event, presented by the East Lake Family YMCA, offered 400 participants an immersive tour of the East Lake neighborhood.

The route wound through iconic landmarks such as The Villages of East Lake, East Lake Family YMCA, and Charlie Yates Golf Course, and provided runners a unique opportunity to run on the back 9 holes of the historic East Lake Golf Club.

Visit the 2023 Event Page
East Lake Healthy Connections

Enabling Vital Healthcare Access in the Community

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 2023, the East Lake Family YMCA was the Foundation’s primary partner for grocery distributions in the East Lake neighborhood.

  • 214 individuals connected with health/dental homes
  • 7,900 grocery bags provided to residents in need
  • 384 individuals participated in mental health and chronic disease management programming
  • 12 seniors, on average, participated in the weekly Wellness Wednesday opportunities at the Villages of East Lake
First Tee — Metro Atlanta

Embracing Progress and Development with Every Swing

First Tee — Metro Atlanta is a year-round golf instruction and mentoring program that uses the principles of golf. Its core values are, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship, and integrity enhances 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 not only provides access to the sport, but also can lead to college scholarships, business connections and employment.

First Tee – Metro Atlanta continues to increase its program’s reach. In 2023, FTMA delivered programming to 25% more young people than in 2022.

  • 1,609 total participants served (203 participants served at Charlie Yates Golf Course)
  • First Tee — Metro Atlanta awarded $27,500 in scholastic aid to graduating seniors, including 6 Drew Charter School graduates
  • Several Drew Charter School golfers were selected to serve on the First Tee leadership council

Our Donors

Today’s Investment into Tomorrow’s Promise

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

Visionary $25,000+

Acuity Brands, Inc.
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Rosalind and John Brewer
CF Foundation
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Cisco Systems
The Coca-Cola Company
Connolly Family Foundation
Cox Enterprises
The James M. Cox Foundation
J.B. Fuqua Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Homrich Berg, Inc.
Georgia Power Company
John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Imlay Foundation, Inc.
Phillip Jones
King & Spalding
Arvind and Jaya Krishnaswami
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Perennial Properties
PROG Holdings, Inc.
Purpose Built Communities through grants from Georgia Power Foundation and Truist Foundation
Regions Bank
Elizabeth and Ken Richards
TOUR Championship
United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta/Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation

Innovator $10,000 to $24,999

Aaron’s, Inc.
American Airlines
American Junior Golf Association
Americold Logistics
AT&T Georgia
Grant Cagle
Nancy and George Chappelle
Citizens Trust Bank
The Club of Hearts, Inc./ Georgia Power Company
The Correll Family Foundation
Cousins Properties, Inc.
Covenant Foundation/Jay and Ann Davis
Lisa and Paul Cox
Cozen O’Connor
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Jill and Raymond Giornelli
Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation
Eric Hendrick
J.P. Morgan
Kia America, Inc.
Harreld N. Kirkpatrick, III
Cynthia Kuhlman and Kip Sengstock
Luca Electric, Inc.
Kathy and Phillip McCrorie
Jim Milanowski
Nagel Family Foundation
NCR Corporation
Martin and Kim Neary
Onome Okuma
Kathie and Chuck Palmer
Pittsburgh Foundation, Muhlenkamp Family Fund
The Primerica Foundation
GT Render Foundation
Alexandra and Alex Robertson
Robertson Foundation
Ray M. Robinson
John and Adrian Robinson
David Roemer
Rogers Electric Service Corporation
RSUI Indemnity Company
John Stivers
Ben Sutton
Troutman Pepper
Waffle House, Inc.
Walmart Foundation
Wells Fargo
World Wide Technology

Leader $5,000 to $9,999

Billye Aaron
Neil and Rona Ashe
Black Enterprise Magazine
Mary and William Blalock
Capital Group
Delta Community Credit Union
East Lake Family YMCA
Ernst & Young LLP
Jimmy Etheredge
Greenberg Traurig
Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
Tyler Huhman
Jenny and Phil Jacobs
Pam and Rob Johnston
Liz and Mark Lazarus
Missy and Doug MacGinnitie
The Billi Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Richard Reece Family
Paige Ruhl
Owen Sullivan
Turner Enterprises Inc.
United Distributors, Inc.
Justin Verlander
Yancey Bros. Co.

Builder $2,500 to $4,999

Tim and Susan Bentsen
Gary Byrd
Mr. James Case
East Lake Golf Club
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
James Geiger
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt
Allen Hughes
David and Jennifer Kahn
Kelly Repair Services
James Manley
Devon May
Muthig Environmental, Inc.
Patrick Family Foundation
Martha and Billy Payne
Sara Prince
Mark Rahiya
Ms. Joyce Reto
Silver Cloud Fund
Jonathan Tugman
George and Barbara Wirth
Chris Womack

Collaborator $1,000 to $2,499

Judge Gregory A. Adams
Carolyn Alford
Marcy and Ron Allen
Atlanta Foundation
Eric Ayers and Almanzia Opeyo
Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari
Bruce Barfield Charitable Fund
Jeannine Blanco
Laura Bollman
Rita Breen
Peter Browning
Pam and Rick Burton
Columbia Residential
Audra Cunningham
Celeste Daye
Mr. and Mrs. Curley Dossman, Jr.
James and Jessica Douglas
Mark Elgart
First Communities
Drew Giblin and Kristen Loehr
Sammy Grant
Erin Harlow-Parker
Juanika Mainor Harper
Joseph Harris
Max Heineman
Ryan Jackson
Tharon Johnson
Lindsey and Josh Kamin
Greg Kelly
Mary Ryan and Henry G. Kuhrt Foundation
Maya Leibman
Cheryl Lomax
Colleen and Robert Manfred
Milford McGuirt
Timoth Minard
Dan and Patricia Mooza
Carol and Tim Naughton
Ashani Collins O’Mard
Swati and Rahul Patel
Melanie and Russell Richards
Shane Robinson
Seahawk Investments, Inc.
Drs. Shenara and Alonzo Sexton
Daniel J. Shoy, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Miles Snowden
Sovereign Realty & Management LLC
Mildred and John Spalding
John and Megan Stephenson
Davis Stewart
Nancy S. Surbaugh
Thomas Thomasma
Tikkun Olam Fund
The J Tucker Foundation
Cary and Herron Weems
Trina Williams
Christopher Witcher
Women in Golf Foundation
WoodlingLaw, LLC
Sherry and Billy Wren
Sally and Comer Yates
Zion Consulting Group, LLC

Partner $250 to $999

Ron Alston
Ilham Askia
Jason Balogh
RJ Betchel
Bill Belichick
Robert Border
Bright Funds
Mike Britt
Roger Canchola
Peter M. Candler
Andrew and Kimberly Case
Jason Connor
Wayne Copper
Ms. Allison Countryman
Ann and Jim Curry
Deacon Family
Danica Dilligard
Charlotte Dudley
Elizabeth Dunn
Laura and Jeffrey Dutson
East Lake Development Corporation
Sharon Edwards
Adriana Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farrell
Patrick and Karen Ford
Mr. and Mrs. John Frazer
Shauna and Andy Greene
Kathy and Gerard Griffin
Dr. Michael Hagearty
Nicholas and Kenan Hill
Tony Hodge
Amy and Bill Hollett
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jennings, Jr.
Catherine and Justin King
Todd King
Xin Kou
Sandra and Walter Kruger
Marva Lewis
Liberty Furniture Industries
Morris Little
Nikki Loveless
Kevin Lynch
Lori and Mike Manning
Suzanne McCormick
Jennifer McCrary
Joel and Rosemary McElhannon
Alan McKnight
Randel Moore
Felicia Nickerson
Tywonia Orum
Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Cynthia Peterson
Kama and Joseph Pierce
Arthur Richardson
Peter Riddett
Gail Ronan
Bobby Sabia
Jim Sawyer and Preetam Printz
Susan and Michael Selverian
Tim Singer
Janie and Jim Stratigos
West Streib
Carla Taylor
Raekiela Taylor
Tommy Thayer
Courtney Trimble
Kathy N. Waller
Robert West
Catherine Woodling and Evan Strange
Yield Giving
Metro Atlanta YMCA Leadership and Learning
Melanie Zampi

Friend $1 to $249

Cory Abrams
Deslyn Adams
Ann’s Grove and Now
Mrs. Ann Ashmore
Camillus Avent
Newell Baker
Bob Beebe
Claude Bey
Lana Black
Sarah Boltz
Ms. Jessie Bond
Nan and Roger Brinson
Maura and Mark Burden
Gary and Michele Carr
Kivatah Castilla
Deborah Chapman
Danna Clary
Pamela Commorato
Letitia Delan
Mr. and Mrs. David Dubose
Jeffrey Eliason and Angela Fusaro
Eddie and Carla Fahy
Cooley Fales
Ms. Evelyn Ford
Mary Ellen Gellerstedt
Sarah Giovino
Deirdra Glover
Dr. Leland H. Griffin
Adrian C. Gubash
Marilyn Hack
Jamie and Ashley Hamilton
Jenelle Hanes
Mark Hanley
Susan Harrell
Susan Harrod
Robert Hearn, Jr.
Randi Heath
Shannon Heath-Longino
Edwin Henry
Ms. Marilyn J. Hill and Ms. Lynne T. Slaughter
Tamara Hilson
Karri Holmes
Deb and Travis Hudson
Stacy Hyken
Chris Ingraham
Karen Jackson
Ben W. Jernigan, Jr. DMD
Antonette Jerrick
Vanessa Jones
Kara Jones
Kenya Jones
Richard P. Kessler, Jr.
Chi and Jason Kindland
Patricia Kroc
Sheri and Steven Labovitz
Chris Laney
Jeff Levy
Marva Lewis
Al and Carroll Lindseth
Kathy P. Loiselle
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lucien
John and Monika Majors
David and Sarah McKenney
Peter McKnight
Brittany and John Molinaro
Heath Morgan
Hampton and Carter Morris
Kristin Myers
Vickie Neighbour
Emily and Eric O’Brien
Nancy ONeal
Alexander Panos
Barry Pearl
Dawn Porter
Terri Potter
Jonathan Rapping
Matt Recio
Sara Kate Roberts
Betsy and Haynes Roberts
Amy Roemer
Charlie Ross
Tasha Rush
Elisa Salgado
Gail Sauer
Tim Saviello
Dr. Lawrence Schall
John Schuk
Sarah Scorza
David Sheppard
Andre Smith
William D. Smith, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward St. Clair
Jeb Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swearingen
Rontavius Telfair
Sharon Thomas
Kate Tracy
Marcus Turner
Edward Ungvarsky
Alex Urban
Karen J. Vanderyt
Ann Walker
Deborah Westphal
Meisha B. White
Shavannia Williams
Muriel Woods
Lyman Wray

In Honor

In Honor of The Atlanta Athletic Club Legacy
Bruce Barfield

In Honor of Cecil Conlee
Sarah Scorza

In Honor of Ann and Thomas G. Cousins
Peter Candler
Dr. George Wirth

In Honor of Al Edwards
Sheri and Steven Labovitz

In Honor of The Gellerstedt Family
Mary Ellen Gellerstedt

In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Harrison
James L. Harrison
Chris Witcher

In Honor of Michael B. Hagearty
Dr. Leland Griffin

In Honor of Shannon Heath-Longino
Sammy Grant
Rontavius Telfair

In Honor of Richard Hill
Nicholas and Kenan Hill

In Honor of Jim Hodges
Jeff Levy

In Honor of Jane and Clay Jackson
Ted and Marilyn Lucien

In Honor of Jackson Family HBCU Book Scholarships
Ryan Jackson

In Honor of Chad Parker
Dr. George Wirth

In Honor of Bert Ponder
Deb and Travis Hudson

In Honor of Ray M. Robinson
Vernon Nagel
Mark Rahiya
Sally and Comer Yates

In Honor of David Roemer
Amy Roemer

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

In Honor of The Yates Family
Ann and Jim Curry

In Memory

In Memory of Walter Ashmore
Ann Ashmore

In Memory of Gary Berrier
Pamela Commorato

In Memory of Joyce Davidson
Gail Sauer

In Memory of Deshon Dubose
Dr. George Wirth

In Memory of William B. Estes, III
Susan Harrod

In Memory of John W. Hall, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hall

In Memory of Mattie Hall
Cynthia Kuhlman

In Memory of E.A. Henry, Jr.
Edwin Henry

In Memory of Kathleen Kessler
Richard P. Kessler Jr.

In Memory of Dottie Kuhlman
Cynthia Kuhlman

In Memory of Jerry and Joe Patrick
Patrick Family Foundation

In Memory of Lindsey Glenn Pruett
Cynthia Kuhlman

In Memory of Conor J. Rahiya
Mark Rahiya

In Memory of Dr. Rolando G. Recio
Matt Recio

In Memory of Solomon Simmons
Ron Alston
Ilham Askia
Jessie Bond
Connie and John Frazer
Deirdra Glover
Shauna and Andy Greene
Sharon Hall-Thomas
Jenny and Philip Jacobs
Rob Johnston
Cynthia Kuhlman
Jennifer McCrary
Peter McKnight
Muhlenkamp Family Fund
Kristin Myers
Onome Okuma
Sara Prince
Joyce Reto
Danny Shoy, Jr.
Alex Urban
Catherine H. Woodling
Trina Williams

In Memory of Jackie Slaughter
Marilyn J. Hill and Lynne T. Slaughter

In Memory of Steven W. Surbaugh
Nancy Surbaugh

In Memory of Dr. William J. Vanderyt
Mrs. Karen J. Vanderyt

In Memory of Lorna Venker
Kathy P. Loiselle

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

Our Board of Directors

Invaluable Guidance and Unwavering Commitment

We deeply appreciate the vital contribution of our devoted board of directors to the East Lake Foundation, fostering opportunity, equity, and prosperity for all.


Phil Jacobs

Partner, The Pendleton Consulting Group

Vice Chair

Cheryl Lomax

Chair, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta Board

Immediate Past Chair

Chris Womack

Chairman & CEO, Georgia Power

Chair, Finance and Audit Committee and Investment Committee

John R. Frazer

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

Chair, Development Committee

Mark Rahiya

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

Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee

Curley M. Dossman, Jr.

President, Georgia Pacific Foundation And Vice President Of Community Affairs, Georgia Pacific

Executive Committee

Lillian Giornelli

Executive Director, CF Foundation

Board of Directors

Ilham Askia

President and Chief Executive Officer, East Lake Foundation

Board of Directors

Chloe Barzey

Managing Director Atlanta Office, Accenture

Board of Directors

John Brewer

Chairman And Ceo, Vantage Private Capital

Board of Directors

Tom Cousins

Founder And Chairman Emeritus, Cousins Properties, Inc.

Board of Directors

Marilyn Hack

Founder And Owner, Cpr Learning Concepts, LLC

Board of Directors

Max Heineman

Co-Founder and CEO, Toldright

Board of Directors

Robert L. Johnston

President and Founder, First Communities

Board of Directors

Mark Lazarus

Chairman, NBC Sports Cable Group, NBC Universal

Board of Directors

Onome Okuma

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

Board of Directors

Chuck Palmer

Managing Partner, Troutman Sanders, LLP

Board of Directors

Sara Prince

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Board of Directors

Gerald Render

Managing Partner, Tillman and Managing Owner, Granny Nannies

Board of Directors

Joyce Reto

Atlanta Office Managing Partner, RSM

Board of Directors

Alex Robertson

Managing Partner, Tiger Management, LLC

Board of Directors

Ray M. Robinson

President Emeritus, East Lake Golf Club; Citizens Trust Bank

Income and Expense for 2023 — Your dollars at work!

*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.