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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
Head of Domestic Strategy & Innovation
(404) 836-0122
Louise Milone
Director, Foundation Center South
(404) 836-0121
Stephen Sherman
Atlanta City Lead
(404) 836-0118
Richard Hallman
Social Sector Librarian
Lauren Kline Jeong
Engagement Specialist
(404) 836-0119
Lynda Larsen
Social Sector Librarian
Utoia Wooten
Community Outreach Manager
(404) 836-0120

For questions about Southeast training or to arrange something for your Southeast group, contact:
Utoia Wooten, Community Outreach Manager

For questions about the resources available in our Atlanta Center, contact:
Stephen Sherman, Atlanta City Lead

For questions about starting a nonprofit, contact:
Lauren Kline Jeong, Engagement Specialist

For administrative or donation information contact:
Louise Milone, Director


Our Partners in Residence

The Foundation Center-Atlanta is pleased to be working and sharing space with the InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Through our partnership, we are able to provide a broader assortment of training opportunities and resources in one space.

About InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership envisions a day when nonprofits focused on eliminating poverty are ranked among the Best Places to Work, known for their outstanding leadership and success in achieving their mission. The Center brings the world’s finest leadership programs, in particular Coaching, to these nonprofit leaders and their teams.

Please check InwardBound’s website for upcoming workshops. For individual leadership coaching and personalized team engagements, please email the team at to arrange an appointment.

About Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership advances the awareness, understanding and practice of servant leadership in students, workplaces and the larger community. Through collaborative and inclusive programming, the Center helps people develop a new leadership model using their natural desire to serve others. Our workplace consulting work, conferences and new student-focused initiatives make servant leadership more than an academic subject.

To learn more about Greenleaf’s work, please visit their website at or email

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. Kathryn H. Dennis
Community Foundation of Central Georgia

Ms. Molly Friesenborg
Director of Center Programs
Girls Inc.

Mr. Len Al Haas
Haas Consulting LLC

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

Mr. Joseph J. Iarocci
Founding Partner
Cairnway Center for Servant Leadership Excellence

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

Ms. Janine Lee
Southeastern Council of Foundations

Mr. Donovan Lee-Sin
Neighborhood & Community Services Officer
The Children’s Trust

Mr. Rohit Malhotra
Executive Director and Founder
Center for Civic Innovation

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

May P. & Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc.
The Springs Close Foundation
The Tull Charitable Foundation
Wells Fargo
Jesse Parker Williams Foundation
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Atlanta 2014 Capital Support

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
Georgia Pacific
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
SunTrust Foundation
The Tull Charitable Foundation
Robert W Woodruff Foundation
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

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

Tel. 404-880-0094


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