Apply for MADAC’s Grant Cycle!

Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer is accepting grant applications through November 15, 2019. Download Application  She had already heard those devastating words once. But in 1998, just seven years later, Susan Highsmith Graveline heard them again – “You have cancer”.… Continue reading

Art for All in Suwanee

Art. It moves people. It changes towns. It mesmerizes children. It compels businesses to change their name. And it’s what caused the City of Suwanee to open a fund at the Community Foundation. But to understand the present, let’s go… Continue reading

A Heart for Others [Story Archive]

A Heart for Others Ernie Johnson buys two bouquets of flowers every week. One for his wife of 34 years, Cheryl, and one for a random stranger. Over the years, this random act of kindness has brought some to tears.… Continue reading

Making Giving Easy

It’s all about the connections. When Ray and Cathy Nelmes decided to become more intentional about their giving, their financial advisor Adam Wilson, a partner at Sugarloaf Wealth Management, connected them to the Community Foundation. Ray had just retired from… Continue reading

Changing the World One Child at a Time

Photo: Kares 4 Kids donated 1,360 books to 22 libraries in Dekalb County in January 2019 It was March of 1990. Fundholders Bryan and Marci Fair had graduated college and moved from Arizona to Georgia just two years before, after… Continue reading

Duluth Family Inspiring Generations

When Kay Montgomery’s great grandparents opened their first store in 1876, in Bethesda, Georgia, they had no idea the legacy they were creating. By 1925 Kay’s grandparents had gone into business with her great grandparents and opened the first Parson’s… Continue reading

Meet Board Member Jill Kersh

Every year we welcome new members to our board of directors. Each one of these people brings a wealth of experience and a love for our community with them. One of our new members is Jill Kersh, a certified professional… Continue reading

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