Celebration of Community

2017 Celebration of Community Event

The North Georgia Community Foundation will host a Celebration of Community Event on October 12, 2017 at the Gainesville Civic Center. The evening will consist of a conversation with Doug Ivester, Retired Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Co. and Hometown Philanthropist. Also honoring other hometown heroes.

Event Details 
Gainesville Civic Center
830 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 
6:00 - 7:00 reception on the lawn | 7:00 - seated dinner and program
Individual tickets - $100 | Couples - $175  | Tables of 8 - $1,200
Click here to see the sponsorship opportunities available.
For sponsorship or other information, contact Megan Martin at (770) 535-7880 or mmartin@ngcf.org

Philanthropy Award's

The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award. Nominees for either award must live in the Community Foundation's 15-county service area which includes Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.  Deserving individuals for these awards may be nominated through August 15.

*This year there is a special incentive for non-profit organizations that nominate the final recipient of both awards. Check out the applications for specific details!

Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award

This award was created to honor the legacy of Woodrow Stewart, who was a driving force in our community with a deep devotion to humanitarian efforts. Nominees for this award should possess Mr. Stewart's unwavering dedication to providing leadership in support of philanthropic causes important to the community and should demonstrate strategic and business-minded approaches to addressing community issues.  This attitude is what distinguishes philanthropy from charity and defines the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

Nominate a difference maker now for this award.

Past Recipients

2016: Jim Moore
2015: Paul Maney
2014: Don & Pat Pirkle
2013: Kevin Price
2012: Woodrow Stewart, posthumously

Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award

This award was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Gus Whalen, a true visionary in our community and throughout the North Georgia region. Gus once said "Many people think that philanthropy is for rich people, but real giving is done by people with modest means who have a heart for giving their time and skills." Nominees for this award should possess the desire to enhance the quality of life in local communities through their volunteer service. Nominees for this award are required to be between the ages of 18 and 40.

Nominate a difference maker now for this award.

Past Recipient

2016: Brett Fowler

For complete eligibility requirements for either award download the forms above or you may contact Megan Martin at 770-535-7880 or mmartin@ngcf.org for more information. Nominations are due by August 15.

 

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

 

 

Premier Sponsors

            

 Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan, Sr.

Table Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pirkle

Jim Walters Management Company

Mr. Strother Randolph

Mrs. Lynda Askew

Turner, Wood, & Smith Insurance

Milton Martin Honda

Wayne Capital

 
 

 

Impacting Communites in North Georgia & Beyond

The Community Foundation serves our 15 county North Georgia region and beyond, encouraging philanthrophy, supporting nonprofits and giving donors a way to improve the quality of life in our region for this and future generations.

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