EAST LAKE FOUNDATION NAMES DANIEL SHOY, JR., PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Staff addition will further strengthen
Foundation’s education, housing and wellness initiatives
ATLANTA (June 30, 2010) – Atlanta’s East Lake Foundation, a nationally recognized leader in community revitalization, is pleased to announce that Daniel Shoy, Jr., has joined its staff as Program Director.
In this newly created role, Shoy will work with managers of the programs funded by the East Lake Foundation (including The First Tee® of East Lake golf and life skills program and the CREW Teens high school support program) to strengthen communication and collaboration, while ensuring that all programs consistently deliver results that help East Lake residents build brighter futures.
“Throughout his career, Daniel has been committed to making a difference,” saidMadelyn R. Adams, East Lake Foundation Executive Director. “He brings tremendous expertise and a demonstrated track record of success to his new role.”
Shoy has worked with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation since 2001, most recently as Senior Program Officer. Shoy led grantmaking initiatives for the Blank Foundation and effectively managed a wide array of grants. Prior to joining the Blank Foundation, he held program and service management roles with Hands On Atlanta, City Year San Jose and the Atlanta Outward Bound Center. Shoy serves on several state and national education committees and task forces, and he is a graduate of Emory University.
Shoy commented, “I am thrilled to join the East Lake Foundation team because of its talented and compassionate board and staff. As a 17-year resident of Atlanta and a former resident of the East Lake community, I am impressed with the progress made in East Lake, and I am excited about the opportunity to be a catalyst in its continued growth.”
Shoy began work at the East Lake Foundation on Monday, June 28, reporting directly to Adams.
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.