SERVICE OVER CELEBRATION

Forgoing the office party for more charitable endeavors

In lieu of attending a holiday party, Condominium Concepts employees devote a day of service to helping others.

After years of hosting holiday parties for her staff at Condominium Concepts Management (CCM) in Sandy Springs, CEO Darlys Walker had a light bulb moment. How would her employees feel about doing a day of service instead of a […]

SIGNS OF THE SEASON

Mailboxes raise money and set the holiday scene

Mailboxes decorated by volunteers help fund programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

In 1991, Brookhaven resident Toni Rhett created The Mailbox Brigade in her neighborhood to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in appreciation for the recovery of her daughter, Alix. People paid to have the group decorate their mailboxes with fresh greenery, berries, magnolia […]

QUEEN FOR A DAY

Buckhead businesses donate a day of pampering

Last year’s Season of Giving winner Deborah Sims (center) is flanked by pal Monique Hart (left) and Maria Heckscher Salon stylist Nabat Kheteb.

In 2016, the Maria Heckscher Salon, along with Labels Resale Boutique and Portofino restaurant, hosted a contest called The Season of Giving. The businesses, all on Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead, wanted to treat a […]

ANOTHER HONOR FOR HIS HONOR

Recognizing a hospice center’s perennial supporter

Visiting Nurse’s Norene Mostkoff escorts Sam Massell through the hospice facility he helps support.

The Visiting Nurse Health System/ Hospice Atlanta 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 […]