MAKING GEORGIA HEALTHIER

Local organizations awarded for inspiring fit choices

Celebrating the award-winning partnership between Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks are city councilman Amir Farokhi, Sharecare CEO Jeff Arnold, Hawks VP of basketball Dominique Wilkins, Harry the Hawk and Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks recently received the NBA Partnership of the Year Award for providing the best campaign of the 2017-18 season […]

The NFL Tackles Hunger

A pre-Super Bowl “Party with a Purpose” supports a local food bank

Through the Taste of the NFL event, restaurateurs such as Wayne Kostroski (below) and Atlanta’s own Kevin Rathbun (far left, posing with celebrity foodie Andrew Zimmern), have helped raise $26 million for food banks across the nation.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

In 1992, restaurateur Wayne Kostroski was chairman of the restaurant committee for the Super […]

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Supporting nonprofits one donut at a time.

André Walters joined the company that runs Duck Donuts due to its support of various nonprofits, such as Gabe's Chemo Duck Program.

André Walters joined the company that runs Duck Donuts due to its support of various nonprofits, such as Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program.

BY: Mickey Goodman

André Walters loves seeing the […]

Geared to Giving Back

Local attorney supports the arts and kids

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Forrest McClain is a serial volunteer with a passion for organizations focusing on the arts and children. The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta top his list.

McClain, an attorney with Reicon Capital, joined the Booth board in 2000 to help jump start the foundation. “The museum opened in […]

POSING WITH POSIES

Atlanta calendar girls help raise money for cancer causes

Proceeds from Richie Arpino's Flower Power calendar support the Buckhead Breast Cancer Coalition and other causes.

Proceeds from Richie Arpino’s Flower Power calendar support the Buckhead Breast Cancer Coalition and other causes.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Richie Arpino, whose client list at the Richie Arpino Salon in Buckhead has included Brooke Shields, Julia Roberts, Melissa Etheridge and scores of […]

MEDSPA PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH

Giving is ingrained in the company culture

BY: Mickey Goodman

When S. Mark McKenna, founder and CEO of OVME (pronounced “Of Me”) Aesthetics, opened his healthcare company in Brookhaven in March, he wanted the medspa to support a nonprofit that contributed to the well-being of either women or children. “Our approach to charitable giving is beyond a simple mission statement,” he says. “It’s part of our DNA.”

McKenna didn’t […]

SHOW TIME

Salon prepares youth for annual fundraiser

A Covenant House youth get prepped for the A Night of Broadway Stars event that raises money to help homeless and trafficked children.

BY: Mickey Goodman
Jamie Tucker with JET-Imaging

Experts at Zapien’s Salon in Buckhead perform transformations on clients every day. But it’s especially meaningful to staff members when they provide makeup and hairstyles for at-risk youth from Covenant House […]

THE BANKER AND THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

A mission of mentoring youth

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Aron Levine, head of consumer banking and Merrill Edge investing at Bank of America, has always been involved in mentoring programs. “I’m a strong believer in the positive impact adults can have on young people, particularly when they’re facing challenges at home,” says Levine.

When he moved to Atlanta in 2008, Levine realized that although the city was headquarters […]

TURNING TREASURES INTO CASH

Streamlining charitable donations

BY: Mickey Goodman

Genna Brown, a senior lecturer of finance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, has found a way to help homeowners easily turn valued items into charitable donations via her recently formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Givin.

“The idea came from a finance student who wanted to start a stock exchange for nonprofits,” says the Buckhead resident. “I told him […]

HELPING CHILDREN SURVIVE THE UNTHINKABLE

Preventing further trauma

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: Jamie Tucker with JET-Imaging

During a meeting of the Junior League of Atlanta four years ago, Jana Chesley of Brookhaven chatted with a friend who headed the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA). “Her stories of children who had been sexually and physically abused were heartbreaking,” says Chesley. “I told her to sign me up.”

After Chesley and her husband, Steve, attended their […]