Local Salute

Kathleen Rollins was honored by The Atlanta Humane Society with the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award.
A PASSION FOR PAWS

Helping pets in crisis. Kathleen Rollins has always been passionate about animals, and when she…

Dr. Stephen Smith and P.A., Katie Smith lead medical missions in South America.
CHANGING LIVES

New knees for those in need. Eight years ago, Dr. Stephen Smith, Physician Assistant Katie…

Brassica will donate $1 of each Ivy League Old Fashioned to the Uncle Nearest Bourbon Scholarship.
SIP SIP HOORAY

BUCKHEAD’S BRASSICA DONATES A PORTION OF SALES TO SCHOLARSHIPS! The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead restaurant,…

Amanda Brown-Olmstead has been a publicist and volunteer for more than 50 years.
CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

Bringing people together. Receiving the Ann Cramer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s…

Amy Gresens displays the new art closet filled with free supplies.
BEHIND THE CLOSET DOOR

Supplies encourage creativity. Always striving to find new ways to connect to the community, the…

Kathryn Kolb, head of EcoAddendum, leads nature walks through Atlanta's urban forests.
A WALK IN THE WOODS

Discovering Atlanta’s ecosystems. Environmental artist and activist Pandra Williams created EcoAddendum in 2009 to restore…

Volunteer Julio Gonzalez joins Food Well Alliance staff member Emily Barton and executive director Kate Connor at Heaven's Corner.
HEAVENLY GREENSPACE IN WESTSIDE

Creating beauty, growing healthy food! Unlikely bedfellows Food Well Alliance and Tito’s Handmade Vodka frequently…

Johanna Ellis-Reisinger, Butch Whitfield and Liz Lapidus help bring nonprofits together to share information.
THE ROOT OF THE ISSUE

Strength in numbers. During a dinner conversation, friends Butch Whitfield, a realtor at Harry Norman…

Sarah Levitt, founder of Atlanta chapter of Impact100, carries on a family tradition of giving.
WOMEN POWER

Impacting little-known nonprofits. Growing up, Sarah Levitt was no stranger to Impact100, an organization that…

DNA Brand Foundation's Akilah Love and Douglas Johnson help underserved communities around the world.
SERVING THE UNDERSERVED

Providing basic needs and education! With a focus on impacting the lives of others, the…

Raquel Souza's Sweet Peach Wax and Sugaring partners with the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. photo: Sara Hanna Photography
SYMBIOTIC PARTNERSHIP

Beautiful inside and out. Finding the perfect place for grooming became easier when Brazilian-born Raquel…

Zorro's Crossing, a horse sanctuary founded by Jennifer Astrop, offers horse therapy.
RESCUING RACEHORSES

Saved from the slaughterhouse! When Jennifer Astrop’s then-6-year old son, Alex, was released from the…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Celebrating fundraisers! When the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts its 41st annual National Philanthropy Day…

RECYCLING BUILDS A COMMUNITY

Aluminum cans fund Habitat homes! The interior may be painted red and black, but since…

PRESERVING HISTORY

Celebrating the past. Community involvement is a way of life for Home Real Estate agent…

Open Hand Executive Director Matt Pieper helms expansion efforts for new facility.
DELIVERING NUTRITION

A lifeline for the homebound. In 1988, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS was a death sentence,…

Former Buckhead residents Wendy Lewis and Shelley Massey launched the first Down and Derby event to raise money for Children's.
DERBY FOR A CAUSE

Special camps for special kids! Milton transplants Wendy Lewis and Shelley Massey both hail from…

Creating The Random Wine promoted healing for Kaye Jackson.
THE HEALING WHINE

Sips of friendship. When Kaye Jackson was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer for the…

Aarti Sahgal (third from left) founded Synergies Work to help disabled entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses. She's pictured here with Amit, Angad and Arjon Sahgal.
SHOWCASING INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY

Honoring entrepreneurs with disabilities! When Sandy Springs residents Aarti Sahgal and her husband, Amit, were…

LAWYERS GIVE BACK

Stepping up to the plate. According to Rich Valladares, administrative shareholder and chair of litigation…

Christopher Escobar (center right) rescued the historic Tara Theatre from closure with help from the Friends of Tara.
RISING FROM THE ASHES

Saving a historic landmark! The abrupt closing of the Tara Theatre by Regal Cinemas last…

John Daniel (left) and Kristopher Perkins (back) chat with the chief of the Cherkasy burn unit and Cherkasy Rotary Club President.
Into a War Zone

Care for the wounded in Ukraine. When John Daniel, co-founder of ProgenaCare Global, and Kristopher…

It Takes a Village (Organizer)

Eat, drink and raise funds for childhood diabetes research. Whenever David Abes and his family…

Kappies for Cappie

UGA sorority sponsors race for CURE. North Atlanta High School besties Sara Graff and Catherine…

NaanStop Payback

Just the right amount of spice. When Neal and Samir Idnani were growing up in…

A Gala with a Difference

Bring on the funk! The annual Artistic Affair at the Spruill Center for the Arts…

Caring for Caregivers

Bring on the bands! At 29, Atlanta singer/songwriter Vince Zangaro became a full-time caregiver to…

Diamonds for the CURE

All in the family. Diamond dust must course through the veins of the Geller family,…

Hospitality Begins at GSU

Preparing students for leadership. Mentoring thousands of students in the Cecil B. Day School of…