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About the Foundation Center-Atlanta

Welcome to the Foundation Center-Atlanta, one of five library/learning centers operated by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The Center's mission to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world is accomplished in part through the free information and grantseeker training offered to the public at our Atlanta library/learning center. We've been serving the nonprofit community of Georgia and the Southeast since 1994.

Our Staff

Val Porter
(404) 836-0122

Richard Hallman
Library Clerk

Lauren Kline Jeong
Program Associate
(404) 836-0119

Elyse Klova
Training Specialist
(404) 836-0120

Lynda Larsen
Library Clerk
(404) 836-0118

Louise Milone
Regional Training Specialist
(404) 836-0121

Stephen Sherman
Senior Librarian
(404) 836-0118

For questions about Atlanta area training or to arrange something for your metro Atlanta group, contact:
Elyse Klova, Training Specialist

For questions about Southeast training or to arrange something for your Southeast group, contact:
Louise Milone, Regional Training Specialist

For questions about the resources available in our Atlanta Center, contact:
Stephen Sherman, Senior Librarian

For administrative or donation information contact:
Val Porter, Director


Our Advisory Board

In 1994, members of the Atlanta community were asked to serve on an advisory committee to ensure that the new library was responsive to the needs and interests of the community. The committee currently includes foundation executives, directors of large and small nonprofits, corporate giving managers, fundraising executives and consultants.


Mr. David D. Weitnauer (Chair)
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Mr. Joe Arnold
Senior Vice President
SunTrust Bank

Ms. Karen Beavor
CEO and President
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Ms. Susan Carter
Executive Director
Georgia Power Foundation

Ms. Kristina Christy
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Ms. Kathryn H. Dennis
Community Foundation of Central Georgia

Ms. Nikki Estes
Program Director, Presenting and Touring
South Arts

Mr. Len Al Haas
Haas Consulting LLC

Ms. Jane Hardesty
Executive Director
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation

Mr. Joseph Iarocci
Managing Partner
Servant Leadership Now

Ms. Lisa Kennedy, CFRE
Director of Stakeholder Relations
Bobby Dodd Institute

Ms. Janine Lee
Southeastern Council of Foundations

Mr. Donovan Lee-Sin
Program Officer
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Ms. M. Catherine (Cathy) Ramos
Community Affairs Manager, Global Community Connections
The Coca-Cola Company

Ms. Deborah Ryan
Campaign Director
Coxe Curry & Associates

Ms. Jocelyn Schiedel
Vice President, Consulting Services
Corporate Community Outsourcing

Ms. Lizzy Smith
Grants Officer
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Mr. Robert Smulian
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Ms. Rachel Epps Spears
Executive Director
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Dr. Dennis R. Young
Ramsey Professor of Private Enterprise
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University


Our Donors

We are grateful to the following donors for their support that makes our free learning center services possible.

Atlanta 2014 Annual Support

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
Wells Fargo
Jessie Parker Williams Foundation
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Atlanta 2014 Capital Support

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
Georgia Pacific
SunTrust Foundation
Robert W Woodruff Foundation
Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Please see also a complete list of campaign donors for our national and regional capacity-building initiatives.

Foundation Center-Atlanta
133 Peachtree Street NE
Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303-1804

Tel. 404-880-0094


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