Women on a Mission

Orthopedic surgeons change lives

Volunteer Sylvia Tylka with a grateful patient at a hospital in the Congo.

Volunteer Sylvia Tylka with a grateful patient at a hospital in the Congo.

Buckhead resident Sylvia Tylka became involved with Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) when her daughter’s best friend, Dr. Robyn Hakanson, helped found the organization to provide free reconstruction procedures in under served countries. An intrepid Atlanta […]

Everything Is Swell

Creating a socially conscious business

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children's charities.

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children’s charities.

When Brooke Henze of Sandy Springs decided to launch her own online business, Swell Forever, she wanted it to be unique […]

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Continuing a local teen’s legacy

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer's name.

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer’s name.

On a Sunday […]

TOGETHER WE WHEEL

Running for those who can’t.

Matt Sours (background) and Rico Aranda are running buddies who compete in races across the country

Matt Sours (background) and Rico Aranda are running buddies who compete in races across the country

Matt Sours, a partner at the Buckhead firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, began running after college to relieve stress. “In 2010, I was running a 10K when I […]

A SPIRITED ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN

Putting a face on domestic and sexual abuse.

Philanthropist and consummate volunteer, Donja Gordon-Eubanks is passionate about combating violence against women.

Philanthropist and consummate volunteer, Donja Gordon-Eubanks is passionate about combating violence against women.

Sandy Springs resident Donja Gordon-Eubanks, who was recently named to Georgia Trend’s 2017 40 Under 40 list, has been passionate about combating sexual assault and violence against women, particularly women of color, […]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Atlanta fast food chain gives back.

Krystal puppets

Krystal puppets

Krystal's Angela Johnson facilitated the donation of puppet versions of some of the company's signature food items to the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Krystal’s Angela Johnson facilitated the donation of puppet versions of some of the company’s signature food items to the Center for Puppetry Arts.

In […]

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 […]