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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

Lauren Jeong
Program Associate

Elyse Klova
Training Specialist

Louise Milone
Regional Training Specialist

Stephen Sherman
Senior Librarian


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 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.


Ms. Lizzy Smith (Chair)
Grants Officer
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Mr. Joe Arnold
Senior Vice President
SunTrust Bank

Ms. Miranda P. Austin
Vice President of Programs
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Ms. Donna Buchanan
Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

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

Ms. Deva Hirsch
Executive Director
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

Mr. Joseph Iarocci
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

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
Vice President of Philanthropy
Atlanta Women's Foundation

Ms. Jocelyn Schiedel
Independent Consultant

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

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

Mr. David D. Weitnauer
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Ms. Joyce Yamaato
Vice President and Philanthropic Consultant
Wells Fargo Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services

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 annual support that makes our free library/learning center services possible.

Atlanta Donors 2010

Independent Foundations
J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
J. B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc.
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc.
The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
The Pittulloch Foundation
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
The Springs Close Foundation, Inc.
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.
The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Corporate Donors
Equifax Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
The Rockdale Foundation, Inc.
The UPS Foundation
Wells Fargo

Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Operating Foundation
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation*

Public Charity
The Halle Foundation

Ms. Joyce Yamaato*

*Denotes new donor

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

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

Tel. 404-880-0094
* To speak with a Foundation Center representative, please press "zero" after the automated message begins to play.

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