The North Georgia Community Foundation hosted a Celebration of Community Event on October 12, 2017 at the Gainesville Civic Center. The evening consisted of a conversation with Doug Ivester, Retired Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Co. and hometown philanthropist. We also honored Dr. Buddy Langston and Callie Flack with our philanthropy awards.
Don and Dot Pirkle
Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce
Bobbie and Dallas Gay
University of North Georgia Mike Cottrell College of Business
Jim Walters Management Company
Mrs. Janelle Whalen
Douglas and V. Kay Ivester Foundation, Inc.
Strother and Cindy Randolph
Danny and Lynda Askew
Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit
Nancy and Frank Norton, Jr.
David and Daphne Murray
Stewart, Melvin, & Frost LLP
Turner, Wood, & Smith Insurance
Milton Martin Honda
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP
Each year the Community Foundation accepts nominations for our Philanthropy Awards, which are presented at the Celebration of Community event. These two distinguished awards recognize individuals passionate about serving others and making significant contributions to make our community a better place for us all.