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

Giving Teens Skills to Succeed

Some youth have no idea how to interview for a job, manage money, apply for college scholarships and more. But not the teens Community Sustainability Enterprise impacts. This Lawrenceville-based nonprofit has successfully created private partnerships inside many local schools, allowing… Continue reading


This Thanksgiving, we wanted to share why we’re thankful for our fundholders and nonprofits. So we reached out to our staff, board and emeritus board members and asked them to share why they are thankful for YOU. Here are their… Continue reading

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