Local ophthalmologist gives the gift of sight to those in need

Dr. Alan Benedict volunteers his services and supplies to help people in under served countries with vision related issues.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2005, Buckhead resident Dr. Alan Benedict read an article in a medical journal about Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE International) and how it was seeking ophthalmologists and medical personnel to volunteer in […]


Annual event raises millions for cystic fibrosis

Father-daughter duo Millard Choate and Emily Choate Bridges with one of the antique vehicles on display at their annual Cars & Q for the Cause fundraiser.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: CatMax Photography

Emily Choate Bridges of Brookhaven and Leann Ott met in preschool and immediately became BFFs. Their families also bonded, so when Ott was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) […]


Local woman recognized for service to ill children

Ultimate Camp Twin Lakes volunteer Elizabeth Correll Richards was recently recognized for her years of service.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Elizabeth Correll Richards of Buckhead had a connection to Camp Twin Lakes long before she was old enough to volunteer. Her father, Pete Correll, former CEO of Georgia- Pacific, helped secure the company’s donation of 115 acres near Rutledge, […]


These restaurateurs can ride

A hurricane didn’t keep Il Giallo’s Leonardo Moura (left) and Jamie Adams from riding to raise funds for No Kid Hungry

BY: Mickey Goodman

Leonardo Moura and Jamie Adams are known for creating memorable meals at their Sandy Springs restaurant, Il Giallo. They’re also known for their philanthropy, particularly bicycling in the 300- mile Chefs Cycle to raise funds for No Kid […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]