Stepping up During a Crisis

They might be retired but right now they’re working five days a week. For Bob and Lois Jernigan it’s a labor of love, though. For years they have volunteered at the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, so when COVID-19 turned the world… Continue reading

Beyond the Money

How the Community Foundation made a difference in one family’s giving In the beginning, it was the tax benefits. Forsyth County residents Brett and Rachael Johnson initially created a family foundation through the Community Foundation because their CPA Greg Hayes… Continue reading

Charlotte Nash Community Fund

Give Now! Dean Collins had an idea.  “I was sitting with some community leaders talking about Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Charlotte Nash’s retirement,” said Dean, who is founder and president of Axis Companies. “A little later, I started… Continue reading

Giving from the Heart

They wanted to give more – and give thoughtfully. But year-end was quickly approaching and Steve and Terri Damon thought they were out of options and would just have to sit on their cash until they could figure it out.… Continue reading

Serving, and Giving, Together

Some people love numbers. Take Forsyth residents Scott and Deana Jordan for example. They appreciate data – which is a good thing because they are both bankers. But they also realize that numbers tell a story. And when they started… Continue reading

A Legacy of Giving

Giving is not just about the present, it’s also about the future. We believe, along with many of our fundholders, that giving can impact generations beyond ours. As we guide our fundholders on their journey of generosity, we wanted a… Continue reading

What are they up to now: The Loew edition

As fundholder Cathy Loew jokes, she’s a walking billboard for the Community Foundation.  “People sort of glaze over when I bring it up,” Cathy laughed. “We are honored to be a part of the wonderful work the Community Foundation for… Continue reading

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

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