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Letter to the editor: Atlanta’s philanthropy must dig deeper for systemic change

Especially in the South, philanthropy has sometimes provided superficial atonement for anti-Black racism. Atlanta must do so much better. With leadership transitions at CFGA and other major nonprofit institutions upon us, I offer three goals as a call to action for addressing the mismatch between nonprofit institutional talk and walk.
Alicia Philipp

9. Alicia Philipp

Since Philipp became executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in 1977, the grant-making organization has seen its assets grow from $7 million to nearly $1 billion.
Russ Hardin

8. Russ Hardin

The private Woodruff Foundation is by far the most generous nonprofit patron in Georgia. Foundation president Hardin controls nearly $3 billion in assets that bolster the region’s most vital public institutions.

Usher, Ed Roland, and more local celebs talk youth empowerment

Atlanta’s movers and shakers met at the St. Regis hotel today for an event celebrating Usher’s New Look foundation. Though it was all flashbulbs, rappers, and rock stars on what Usher called “the floral carpet,” the entertainer proved to me he was more than just a pretty face and a slick linen suit.

Interview: Arthur Blank

Arthur Blank turned sixty-five last September, in the middle of the worst year of his professional life. Just weeks before, Michael Vick, the marquee Falcons quarterback around whom Blank had built the team, had pleaded guilty to running a dog-fighting ring out of his home in Virginia.

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