Kathryn Willis: Giving Through Generations

She’s a savvy business woman. She’s an award-winning community leader. She’s also a Duluth icon with a big heart for giving back. Kathryn Willis has served with a broad collection of nonprofits and been honored with 15 community service awards.… Continue reading

Bringing New Life to Honored Grounds

It’s withstood 150 years of change. Nestled behind the town green, Duluth’s Church Cemetery has evolved over the years into a cherished historic landmark — thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. Known as “Friends of the Cemetery,” they’ve banded… Continue reading

Grassroots Giving

“It’s not about cutting a check and walking away.”  It’s a simple sentence – but it succinctly describes Brian Gardner’s passion for the Gwinnett community and the reasoning behind he and his wife Emily’s decision to become fundholders at the… Continue reading

Growing their Giving

Meet the young couple practicing philanthropy in the community they grew up in Their story is all about community. The Gwinnett community they grew up in – a mile away from each other but never really connecting until after college.… Continue reading

In memory of Andy Waters

All of us at the Community Foundation express our deepest sympathy to our former CEO Judy Waters and her husband Mark on the sudden loss of their son Andy. We will share more information as it becomes available, but, in… Continue reading

Planning for a better future

Why Lawrenceville Mayor David Still and his wife Vicki became Legacy Society members The Stills roots run deep in Gwinnett. Lawrenceville Mayor David Still’s father, Bruce Still, was a newspaper man who helped start what is now the Gwinnett Daily… Continue reading

Journey of Generosity in Action

We can all agree – giving is GREAT! But the who, what, where and why’s of giving can be different for different people. Here at the Community Foundation, we call it the Journey of Generosity. And each fundholder’s journey is… Continue reading

Helping people find healing and freedom

It’s no secret. Life can be difficult and challenging. Did you know that… “The amount of adults with recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder increased from 36.4-41.5% between August 2020 and February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”… Continue reading

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