ANOTHER HONOR FOR HIS HONOR

Recognizing a hospice center’s perennial supporter

Visiting Nurse’s Kristin Stanley escorts Sam Massell through the hospice facility he helps support.

The Visiting Nurse Health System/ Hospice Georgia will honor and celebrate former mayor Sam Massell, founder and head of the Buckhead Coalition, at its fall gala on Oct. 26. “Sam has been a supporter of ours for 21 years and has been influential in getting […]

ARTIST AT WORK

Adding the finishing touches post-mastectomy

Anna Burns helps recovering breast cancer patients look and feel beautiful again.

Permanent cosmetics tattoo and paramedical artist Anna Burns, whose clinic is on West Paces Ferry Road, has done an about-face. Instead of decorating bodies, she’s now helping women recover from the trauma of breast cancer by offering permanent post mastectomy areola tattoos. And she rarely turns away a […]

A PERFECT PAIRING

Cancer survivors share the journey

Connie Masters and Dr. Stephen Szabo receive recognition for their work with cancer patients at Emory hospitals.

Dr. Stephen Szabo of Emory Saint Joseph’s in Sandy Springs and Connie Masters, specialty director of CanCare at Emory Saint Joseph’s, Emory Johns Creek and Winship Cancer Institute at Buford, were honored earlier this year for their longtime efforts to integrate CanCare throughout […]

GROWING ENTREPRENEURS

Helping micro-businesses thrive

Richard White III mentors small business owners through Emory’s Start:ME accelerator program.

Starting and growing a business in today’s economy is no easy task, particularly for immigrants, so when Buckhead resident Richard White III, vice president of White Brothers Auto Parts, was asked to participate in an accelerator program that mentors entrepreneurs from the East Lake and Clarkston communities, he readily agreed.

Sponsored […]

DIGGING DEEP

An urban teaching garden takes root

Farm Chastain’s Rosie Davidson freely shares her love for organic gardening with others.

Two beautiful “roses” bloom amid the rows of vegetables and herbs at Farm Chastain, the urban teaching farm tucked away on the south half of Chastain Park that serves as the headquarters for the Chastain Park Conservancy (CPC): One is Rosa McHugh, the CPC’s executive director, […]

ENDING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

Jim Chapman Communities offers new beginnings

In an effort to give back to the Atlanta community that has been so good to him, Buckhead resident and home builder Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities, has donated a new three bedroom, two-bath home at one-half the construction cost to Family Promise of Hall County, an organization with 50 affiliates nationwide that works to end the cycle of […]

DOING GOOD BY DESIGN

Famed style guru celebrates his Atlanta fundraiser’s 25th year

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s name is synonymous with his chain of women’s boutiques, Jeffrey, as well as his annual Atlanta fundraiser, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which has raised millions for the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The fashion show extravaganza celebrates its 25th anniversary on August 28 at Phipps Plaza, the home of his Atlanta boutique. But […]

SPARKLING TEETH BENEFIT SICK KIDS

Pearly whites help fund Camp Braveheart

Dr. Hugh Flax of Flax Dental donates proceeds from whitening procedures to CHOA in honor of his daughter, Lindsey.

Each March through June, dentists from all over the country participate in the annual Smiles for Life initiative by donating 100 percent of the proceeds from whitening procedures to various children’s charities. Ultradent and Opalescence, which make whitening products, donate […]

A BUCKHEAD GYM WITH PULL

Giving back while you get fit

When a skiing accident sidelined Buckhead resident Elliott Smith, the lifelong athlete had to forgo his running regimen for six months. “Rowing became the best alternative because it provided a total workout without stressing my joints,” he says. “My wife, Lauren, gave it a try, and was immediately hooked, too.”

The problem: There were few rowing options in the city, so the […]

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ON POINT

Funding the arts aids both recipients and the community

Stacy Galan Shailendra’s philanthropy includes scholarships for three Atlanta Ballet students.

Buckhead resident and luxury real estate broker Stacy Galan Shailendra is passionate about giving back to her adopted city by funding the local arts. She recently created an annual scholarship in her name with the Atlanta Ballet and awarded grants to three talented students.

“Dance was […]