INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM HELPS KIDS SUCCEED

Early intervention leads to future academic success…

Katie Cyphers and her niece Charlotte Cyphers, a student at Academics Plus.

Katie Cyphers, founder of Academics Plus in Buckhead, has a passion for children who are falling through the cracks in the classroom. “All children can learn and be lifelong learners,” she says. “We just have to focus on their strengths and find ways to overcome their […]

CHURCH YARD SALE BENEFITS NONPROFITS

Buckhead Baptist brings the community together…

Rev. William Givens, his wife, Gloria, and sons, Isaac (left) and Asher head to Buckhead Baptist’s annual yard sale.

When the Buckhead Baptist Church holds its annual community yard sale on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 100 percent of the proceeds will help fund three organizations: Buckhead Christian Ministries that provides business clothing and emergency financial […]

WEDDING WONDERS

Couple donates entire registry to kids with chronic or terminal illnesses…

Kristin Klingshirn and her fiancée, Bart Mattingly, prepare for their April 22 wedding.

Kristin Klingshirn, co-host of Q100’s “The Bert Show,” and her fiancé, Bart Mattingly, have been together for 10 years. Since they have all the household essentials, they questioned the need for a bridal registry when they began planning their April 22 […]

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE CHANGES LIVES

Helping women and children is at the heart of Fab’rik

The Spinola family, left to right: Ryder, 5; Angelo; Lincoln, 7; Asher, 3; Dana and Hudson, 9, put their hearts into Fab’rik boutique.

Buckhead resident Dana Spinola left corporate America in 2006 to follow her dream of owning a clothing boutique “with a heart,” where women could afford to look beautiful. Her store, Fab’rik, not […]

FIGHTING THE DEADLIEST CHILDHOOD CANCER

Buckhead family funds cutting-edge research.

Cheryl and Phil Yagoda have raised millions to fund pediatric brain and spinal cord research to aid 40,000 children in the U.S.

When 2-year-old Ian, the son of Cheryl and Phil Yagoda of Buckhead, was diagnosed with a lesion in his brain stem, the couple was stunned to learn there was no cure. Desperate to find a way to help […]

TOWER LIGHTS UP THE COMMUNITY

Giving back is second nature to its owner.

Michael Greenbaum’s corporate model includes giving back to the community that has supported Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits throughout the years.

Michael Greenbaum, owner of Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits, wants to do far more than just sell beverages. Known for helping under served people and organizations such as United Way and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the […]

INSPIRED BY “SHARK TANK”

Sixth-grader creates and sells business.

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Eleven-year-old Buckhead resident Chloe Wilbert has already achieved every entrepreneur’s dream: to develop and sell a business. With the help of her parents, Caroline and Tony, the precocious Pace Academy sixth grader launched a website called Periwinkle. me that sells subscription earrings suitable for young girls. It was so successful that six months later, a Portland, Maine, company, Ironplane, made her […]

LIGHT THE NIGHT

Buckhead resident raises funds to cure blood cancers.

Led by Kim Nelson, Bank- South partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds at the Light the Night Walk.

Led by Kim Nelson, Bank- South partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds at the Light the Night Walk.

BankSouth Mortgage CEO Kim Nelson, a Buckhead resident, had more than a passing […]

THE ULTIMATE VOLUNTEER

Elegant Elf Marketplace supports Sandy Springs nonprofits.

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Valerie Love joined the 10-year old Sandy Springs Society in 1998 and was soon tapped to head up “Give Your Heart to Art,” an auction that netted $75,000 and drew a crowd of 250. It set the stage for future events and sealed Love’s reputation as someone who could get things done.

Quick to downplay her role, Love credits members: […]