“Without public service, Athens remains a college town to students, rather than a place to grow, learn, and thrive as a wellrounded citizen.” Katherine Johnson
International affairs and criminal justice major Atlanta, Ga.
“Being able to learn about how the university serves its state-wide and national communities, while also understanding their mission to grow people and protect what they care about, has been incredibly rewarding.” Andrew Boyer
Criminal justice major Douglasville, Ga.
Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars “Service-learning is extremely valuable to me because it creates connections, strengthens learning outcomes, and helps the community all at once. ” Alexandra Case
Consumer journalism major Cumming, Ga.
2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW
CONTENTS 3 MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT 4 CREATING JOBS 6 Serving Coastal Georgia Serving agriculture Serving industry Serving small business owners and entrepreneurs DEVELOPING LEADERS 19 Serving communities Serving government Serving youth ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES 34 Serving public health Serving the environment Serving the community and the state STUDENT SCHOLARS AND FACULTY FELLOWS 48 FOUR FOR THE FUTURE 50 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 52
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“The University of Georgia’s strategic plan calls on us to serve this great state by responding to our most pressing issues. There is none more important than creating knowledge, jobs, and prosperity. We are bound by a compact to public service. Everyone at the university is committed to that pursuit, whether in UGA’s research or outreach with government and community leaders, small business owners, the agricultural industry, coastal stakeholders, or our state’s youth.
Together, we are making a difference. What we do here matters. I take pride in that unique calling.” JERE W. MOREHEAD President, University of Georgia
“At no time in its 231-year history has the University of Georgia had a stronger presence across the state. The nearly 500 faculty and staff in outreach are spread through each of Georgia’s 159 counties, helping to create jobs, develop leaders and address critical community issues.
We get up every morning thinking about what we can do today to make Georgia a better place for all of its citizens. The people of this state expect that from their land and sea-grant institution and we are committed to that mission.” JENNIFER L. FRUM Vice President, UGA Public Service and Outreach
Serving Coastal Georgia
OYSTER HATCHERY HATCHING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Members of the UGA Board of Visitors sampled some of the first Georgia oysters on the half shell produced by
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
The event, held at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta in February, was the first mass debut of the oysters, which are cultivated at the UGA Oyster Hatchery on Skidaway Island, and given to local aquaculturists to grow to maturity.
So far, the hatchery has produced 700,000 oyster spat (baby oysters), over two seasons with a potential value at harvest of $140,000 to $245,000. By 2018, the hatchery is expected to produce between 5 million and 6 million spat per year with an annual estimated value of $1 million to $2 million. The goal is to attract a commercial hatchery and businesses related to oyster production and distribution to the area and revive the oyster industry that once thrived on the Georgia coast.
SBDC & FARMERS GROWING THE BUSINESS OF FARMING
The Small Business Development Center and UGA Cooperative Extension came together in February to host a conference designed to better equip Georgia farmers with the knowledge they need to design, build and sustain a lasting farm. Held in Tifton, the conference provided a glimpse into the various components of a successful farming operation, including sessions on forecasting cash flow and getting your food product to the market. “The SBDC has expertise in small business development. Extension has the expertise in the agricultural side of things. Together we were able to provide training for small business owners and farmers, which is better than what we could have done alone,” said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for UGA Extension.
“I didn’t know how to make paychecks, pay sales taxes or run a retail business. (The SBDC) taught me how to do all of these things. With their help we were able to hire people, do QuickBooks, walk through payroll and taxes, and take care of all aspects of the business, rather than being just a bunch of kids selling peaches on the side of a road.” Jason Reott, owner of Georgia Peach World in Townsend, Ga.
â€¢ Serving industry Atlanta economic development office
$4.4B Total UGA economic impact
Economic impact of UGA outreach programs
IMPACT ON THE STATE 10
ATLANTA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ATLANTA OFFICE STRENGTHENS UGA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS Sean McMillan is at the heart of economic development in the State of Georgia. With an office located in the Centergy Building in Midtown Atlanta, McMillan plays a critical role in attracting new industry and growing businesses already here. When it comes to showcasing all that the University of Georgia has to offer, he is a one-stop shop. “I consider myself an ambassador,” said McMillan, director of UGA’s Atlanta economic development office. “I take business prospects to campus to introduce them to whatever they’re interested in. But—just as important—I also bring the campus to them.” From introducing business prospects to UGA’s various centers and institutes, to connecting industry to faculty members who can provide
expertise in a specific field, to helping create internships and job opportunities for UGA students, McMillan helps to connect the state’s flagship university to businesses and communities across Georgia and—in some cases—around the nation and world. UGA President Jere W. Morehead established the Atlanta-based office in 2013 as part of a broader strategy to strengthen the university’s role in economic development. “As a land-grant institution, one of our most important priorities is to help foster economic growth and prosperity in this state,” Morehead said. “Providing a central doorway for businesses to access UGA’s vast resources is key to achieving this priority, and the economic development office represents that doorway.”
“Sean McMillan can get people to the right individuals. I think he’s worth his weight in gold to UGA and the State of Georgia.” Kevin Shea, president of the Georgia Economic Developers Association 11
BRINGING JOBS TO NORTHEAST GEORGIA HĂ„RING A BOON FOR HART COUNTY AND UGA STUDENTS Northeast Georgia residents will soon have access to 800 new jobs, thanks to progressive planning by county officials and assistance from UGA.
The German-based HĂ¤ring automotive parts manufacturing plant, its first in the U.S., is under construction in Hart County, a UGA Archway Partnership community.
optimized the search engine for the Hart County Industrial Business Authority website.
Through Archway, Hart County found UGA resources to help package a plan that would make the project a success.
College of Environment and Design students helped design signage and landscaping for the industrial park.
n Terry College of Business students
Students from the departments of romance languages and German and Slavic languages translated the web site into German, Spanish and French to appeal directly to businesses in Germany, Latin America and Canada.
Students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art shot photographs for Hart County to use in its recruitment.
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government analyzed the estimated economic impact of the proposed industry. 12
Already the company has recruited and hired students from the colleges of business and engineering for top level jobs. Meanwhile, the county instituted a work readiness program, sending adults to local technical schools to learn trades and making sure that high school students were job-ready when they graduated.
“The University of Georgia was instrumental in making this happen. Through the Archway Partnership, we were able to access resources such as the Terry College of Business, Engineering, and the College of Environment and Design for expertise that would have been cost-prohibitive otherwise. Archway has helped us provide high quality planning, designs, and resources that were appealing to Häring and other business prospects, as well as being beneficial to the local economy.” Dwayne Dye, director of economic development, Hart County Industrial Building Authority
UGA GRAD IS STATE’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPER UGA alumnus Pat Wilson was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development in November 2016. Wilson leads the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment opportunities in Georgia through business recruitment and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries. He fills the position vacated by UGA alumnus Chris Carr, who was appointed Georgia Attorney General.
Feature films and TV shows shot in Georgia
Economic impact of the film and television industry on Georgia in 2015
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Serving Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
FILM INDUSTRY SMALL BUSINESSES FIND ACTION IN ENTERTAINMENT FIELD When changes occur in the economy UGA is there. In 2015, the Small
Business Development Center
began offering workshops for small businesses that wanted to work in film and television production—a multibillion dollar industry in Georgia. Owners of small businesses like dry cleaners, car detailers, caterers and others attended the workshops in Atlanta and Athens to find out how they could break into the field. Nadine Levy, who owns UpBuild Design, an architecture, design and project management company, was among the participants. “I hadn’t been able to find an outlet to open a door, window, whatever, to come in,” Levy said. “This was my first opportunity to get a foot in the door and see what it’s all about.” The workshops are led by Judiffier Pearson. “We’ve already built a wealth of resources and relationships that a lot
of our clients can take advantage of readily,” Pearson said. “All of the same things a non-entertainment related small business in Georgia would need, these companies need the same thing.”
“Without a strategy, you’re throwing darts at a dart board,” Burns said. “I keep going back to those projections and updating them on a regular basis because they are so helpful.”
The burgeoning Georgia film industry was the impetus for Carrie Sagel Burns’ new business and the SBDC provided the tools to make it a reality. Atlanta Movie Tours, launched in 2012 by Burns and Patti Davis, is a bus tour that uses guides dressed as zombies, author Margaret Mitchell and Hunger Games characters, among others, to visit locations made famous by television shows and movies. In 2013, with the tour business going well, they opened a retail store and turned to the SBDC to help them project income and grow the business. That year Atlanta Movie Tours had two employees and $170,000 in revenue. In 2015 the businesses had $800,000 in revenue, a nearly 300 percent increase, and 24 employees.
â€œWhether by helping start a new business or grow an existing one, the SBDC is promoting economic development in communities throughout Georgia, which is a key part of our mission as a land- and sea-grant university.â€? UGA President Jere W. Morehead
Serving Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
CARROLL’S SAUSAGE INCREASED ITS REVENUE AND ADDED JOBS WITH HELP FROM THE SBDC Over the past 15 years, gross sales at Carroll’s Sausage and Meats have increased from about $250,000 a year to about $6 million this year and the workforce has grown to almost 50 employees, more than 10 times as many as when the business began in 2001. In 2012, owner Hugh Hardy moved from his first store in Sycamore, Ga., to new retail outlet and processing center in Ashburn, Ga. Hardy found the new site with the help of consultants from the Small Business Development Center office in Albany, Ga., who helped him develop a business plan and put together a low-interest loan application that resulted in more than $1 million to develop the new store. The SBDC continues to help Hardy with marketing and strategic growth.
SBDC BY THE NUMBERS
The new location is nearly eight times as large as the original store and has room for more inventory, larger meat cases and a greater variety of products. He also added a deli with a hot-food counter. “(The SBDC) has been really helpful with getting everything in place as far as what the banks were asking for,” Hardy said. “I’m the sausage maker. To have these guys on board to help with the bank, it was a tremendous help.” Carroll’s Sausage now has stores in Sylvester, Thomaston and Albany in addition to Ashburn. He closed the original Sycamore location when he moved to Ashburn in 2012.
COLQUITT COUNTY ARCHWAY FIRST ARCHWAY PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES WITH FOCUS ON HEALTH A decade after UGA launched its pilot Archway Partnership in Colquitt County, Ga., the program is going strong, focusing now on health and nutrition. For the past three years, Colquitt County youths have participated in “Action Pack Families,” a program that brings nutrition educators into local elementary schools to teach kids about food, exercise and limiting screen time. Supported by a grant secured by UGA’s College of Public Health, the programs tracks the students over time in an effort to combat childhood obesity. “Nobody told me this information when I was in third, fourth or fifth grade,” said Mandy Kinsey, one of the educators. “Now is when these kids are really learning how what you eat and what you do affects how you feel tomorrow and how you feel in 10 years.”
Colquitt County officially graduated in 2011 from the Archway Partnership, a program that connects communities with all of the university’s resources to address critical issues. The grant enabled residents to continue working with the university, this time on childhood obesity. Whitney Costin is the Archway professional administering the program. “The kids are really retaining the information,” Costin said. “I think it’s incredible. When you ask them questions, they may not be as engaged as you hope they are but they are seriously retaining that information. They understand what you’re speaking about and I think they really do share that with their families.”
The students get handouts and are encouraged to compete with parents and siblings to see who can make the most healthy choices. Ahnjinae Arnold, 10, is an eager participant. “It’s fun, it’s healthy and it’s great,” she said.
NUMBER OF GEORGIA COUNTIES IN ARCHWAY PARTNERSHIP
NUMBER THAT HAVE GRADUATED
NUMBER THAT HAS OFFICIALLY CONTINUED AFTER GRADUATION 19
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE BIG TURNOUT FOR FIRST COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE The inaugural Community Leadership Conference hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development was a hit, drawing people from three states to Athens for two days to learn best practices for leadership development. Practitioners, community leaders and scholars came together at the Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to take a broad look at the meaning of community through 16 workshops that looked at leadership development opportunities by geographic area, or a common interest or cause. “The Fanning Institute has been working with communities for more than three decades,” said Fanning Director Matt Bishop. “We are hosting this conference as a way to bring people interested in community leadership development together to talk about best practices and the challenges involved in effectively developing community leaders.
LYNDA BRANNEN WILLIAMSON FOUNDATION DEVELOPING WOMEN LEADERS IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA Sixteen women from southeast Georgia traveled to Athens over the past year for a program designed to prepare them for leadership roles in their communities. The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy was established by the Statesboro-based foundation in partnership with the
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The women—from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties—explored their individual leadership styles, career development, work-life balance, and learned tools for effective leadership.
“I hope other communities will emulate this program and pay it forward,” said Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach. “We need more women across Georgia who can mentor other women and do everything in their power to ensure that the young women around us become the next generation of great leaders.” Williamson established the foundation before her death in November 2014 “to give young women guidance, mentorship, and a path by which to maximize their potential, professionally and personally.”
â€œThe experience helped me to find my voice, I will never lose it again.â€? Ty White Johnson, counseling and retention coordinator at Ogeechee Technical College
GEORGIA CERTIFIED ECONOMIC DEVELOPER
PROVIDING TOOLS TO HELP COMMUNITIES PROSPER A new Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program is introducing professionals across the state to resources that can lead to positive outcomes for their communities. The program, offered by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is giving economic development professionals access to Georgia-specific information and resources to help them grow their local economies. The 60-hour program, offered at sites throughout the state, is expected to have immediate impact. Previously, the nearest program was in Oklahoma. So far, the classes have been filled, said Stacy Jones, associate director of governmental training, education and development at the Vinson Institute.
â€œI think the best benefit to this certification is having a course director who has had handson experience in the economic development world. She can share her own personal experience and has great relationships and contacts with the economic development partners throughout the state.â€? Paige Gilchrist, executive director, Mitchell County Development Authority
SIMULATIONS HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND GOOD AND BAD CHOICES
PULASKI TEEN MAZE
About 600 high school students in Pulaski County learned about the consequences of risky behavior in a simulated event called Teen Maze. Sponsored by the UGA Archway Partnership and with the help of about 200 community volunteers, the events of the day began with the aftermath of a simulated deadly wreck on the lawn in front of Hawkinsville High School. Inside the school, nurses in a makeshift emergency room frantically worked to save a dying teenager. In the courtyard was a jail reminding students of the consequences of driving while impaired.
This was the third Teen Maze in Pulaski County since 2012. At each, participants were asked to fill out a survey before and after the events, indicating how likely they thought they were to make some of the risky decisions portrayed. “I really think throughout rural Georgia this is a real challenge,” said Michelle Elliott, Archway Partnership coordinator and Pulaski Archway professional. “Maybe in the past, methods we’ve used to reach teenagers have not been responded to as well as we have liked. It’s great sign that communities are looking at ways to reach teenagers.”
Drugs, alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy were among other topics covered during the day.
“The Archway Partnership has been an invaluable resource for our community, especially our youth, through leadership programs and events like this that help them think about making the right decisions in life.” Hilary Barker, assistant principal, Hawkinsville High School 26
TEEN-LED COURT PROGRAM EXPANDS TO FORSYTH COUNTY Forsyth County is the latest to implement a peer court developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
CLARKE COUNTY PEER COURT RECIDIVISM
STATEWIDE YOUTH OFFENDER RECIDIVISM
Fanning faculty member Emily Boness first designed a customized youth driven model three years ago for Athens-Clarke County to address teenage delinquency. Peer courts are juvenile court programs for first-time misdemeanor offenses. Trained teenagers from the community hear the cases and serve as advocates, judge, jurors and bailiff. The programs provide leadership opportunities for youth, while freeing judges’ time to focus on more serious cases. The results in Clarke County have been positive. Cases are heard sooner and the recidivism rate is much lower for teens who go through peer court rather than regular court. “I think it hits home more when kids my age give the sentence and tell a respondent that what they did was wrong,” said Madison Lavell, senior at Forsyth High School and peer court volunteer. “You have friends promoting what you did wrong and then at peer court there are kids saying, ‘No, you’ve got to shape up and get a handle on it.’” 29
PRE-K AND COLLEGE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT FOOD AND NUTRITION TOGETHER A service-learning course offered by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the College of Education was an opportunity for both UGA and Pre-K students to learn about nature. “Nature as Teacher” helps students understand where food comes from and why it's important to eat healthy. “I’ve never gardened before this class,” said Molly Samuel, one of 12 undergraduate students in the class. “Learning how to garden and grow it myself was rewarding and it’s rewarding for the kids, too. It’s much better to learn through experience.”
The course, taught by Anne Shenk, director of education at the botanical garden, and Bridget Ratajczak, a clinical instructor in communication sciences and special education, brings College of Education students into the Clarke County School District’s Early Learning Center to work with Pre-K and Head Start students in a “Nature Explorers Club.” This is the fourth year Shenk and Ratajczak have taught the course, which combines lessonplan development in the classroom with implementation in the garden. “The students learn about teaching science in a hands-on way,” Shenk said. “They get a sense of teaching with their own curriculum, which they’ve developed at an early stage in their careers.”
â€œThis is definitely more involved and rewarding than just observations. Being able to expose them to these novel experiences is awesome.â€? Virginia Caswell, UGA student
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR DEVELOPING FUTURE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS For 68 years, Athens has been the destination for hundreds of the stateâ€™s brainiest teenagers, competing in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF), coordinated by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Thirty-seven participants in the 2016 GSEF were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held last year in Phoenix. Participants in the international fair compete for more than $4 million in awards and scholarships.
Students qualify for the GSEF by competing in local and regional science fairs across Georgia. The top presenters from each regional fair are invited to GSEF, where they have the opportunity to share their research with some of the top scientists in the state. Green Power EMC and Burns & McDonnell consulting firm sponsor the GSEF, which offers cash prizes, scholarships, plaques and certificates.
Courses offered by the Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Countries, other than the U.S., from which students enroll in Georgia Center courses
Students enrolled in Georgia Center courses
ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving the Environment
APP HELPS COMPANIES PLAN FOR SEA LEVEL RISE The King Tide that flooded parts of Tybee Island in October 2015 was the perfect opportunity for Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to try out a new Sea Level Rise app and start training others to collect data to project trends.
Mark Risse, director of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, led a group of staff members on Tybee who were using the smartphone app to document nuisance flooding related to unusually high tides brought on by the alignment of the moon, sun and Earth. Over time, â€œcitizen scientistsâ€? will be trained to use the app to record where and when flooding is happening via GPS coordinates and pinpoint trouble spots, Risse said. The concept is similar to traffic apps that show accidents and congestion in real time. The real time data will be used to enhance the work real scientists are doing to model future flooding based on past events.
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HIGH TIDE The King Tide peaked at 10.43 feet at the Fort Pulaski river tide gauge, the third highest tide since 1935.
ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving the Environment
CONNECT TO PROTECT RESTORING NATIVE PLANTS TO ENSURE GEORGIA’S FUTURE Macon became the first Georgia city to partner with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia through its Connect to Protect program, created to encourage communities, businesses, landscapers and homeowners to use native plants in their garden designs. Stephen Reichert, a Macon native and chairman of the garden’s board of advisors, joined his brother, MaconBibb County Mayor Robert Reichert, at the initial installation by the gates of Rose Hill Cemetery. More than 350 native plants were brought to the Rose Hill site while nearly 1,300 were planned for a wetlands area at the Dr. William G. Lee Camellia Gardens.
The plants were grown at the garden’s Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies. “We want the botanical garden to thrive,” Stephen Reichert said. “We want to create collaborative partnerships with other cities around the state as well as Macon so the State Botanical Garden becomes truly the botanical garden for the entire state and this is a wonderful way to get that going.” Other communities exploring a partnership with Connect to Protect include Hawkinsville, Gainesville and Madison.
There are 3,500 native plant species in Georgia, of which 155 are protected. More than 1,000 species are on the conservation radar.
ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving Public Health
PUBLIC SERVICE FACULTY FELLOW LOOKS FOR CHEMICALS IN COASTAL WATERS Erin Lipp, a professor of environmental health science in the College of Public Health, spent her 2015-16 Faculty Fellowship researching contaminants in the salt marsh within range of a wastewater treatment plant in Brunswick. She and her students worked with
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to study specifically how
products containing triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient found often in soaps, cosmetics and some plastics, affect estuarine bacteria, especially Vibrio, a growing cause of disease in humans. As triclosan enters the estuary from discharged wastewater, Lippâ€™s group theorized it could increase growth of resistant bacteria, which could mean an increased risk of exposure to these pathogens for people who are in the water or who eat shellfish that live there.
By summer, Lipp had noted a change in salinity of the water in tidal creeks near the plant and elevated levels of fecal bacteriaâ€”clear evidence of wastewater discharge. She has not yet been able to determine the trends in Vibrio or whether there were elevated levels of triclosan in the water.
On a positive note, the issue of triclosan may not be a problem in the future. In September 2016, the Federal Food and Drug Administration banned the use of triclosan in antibacterial hand soap and body wash.
â€œIncreasing interactions between our department and Marine Extension is important for building more collaborations on coastal health issues in the future.â€? Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang, head of Environmental Health Science in the College of Public Health
ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving Public Health
HENRY YOUNG HELPING RURAL HOSPITALS Henry Young wants to make the UGA College of Pharmacy a fixture in communities across Georgia. As a 2015-16 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow, the Kroger Associate Professor in Community Pharmacy began focusing on ways to use his expertise to provide real-world solutions to critical issues facing many Georgians. “I’m really interested in helping people,” Young said. “I can stay in my box and dictate. However, the approach I like to take is go out and really identify needs that folks have.” That’s what he’s doing with the Pulaski County Archway Partnership. Like many small hospitals, Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville was struggling with patient readmissions and the accompanying financial penalties from the federal government.
In collaboration with Taylor Regional Hospital, Young proposed studying what causes patients diagnosed with COPD, pneumonia and congestive heart failure to return to the hospital. The findings could have lasting impacts for rural hospitals across Georgia. “I thought this was an opportunity to find something of great value to rural hospitals,” said Pulaski Archway Professional Michelle Elliott.
â€œWorking with UGA Public Service and Outreach allows Dr. Young to gain insights into the daily lives and health care needs of people in the state. In turn, he shares this information with students and engages them in discussion about root causes of and possible solutions to overcome issues faced by Georgians.â€? Brad Phillips, the Millikan-Reeve professor and head of clinical and administrative pharmacy, UGA College of Pharmacy 41
ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving the Community and the State
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL PROMOTES GOOD HEALTH Kids and adults in Cairo worked up a sweat at the Grady County Archway Partnership Fit Fest. Activities included Zumba dancing, an obstacle course, body mass index calculations and blood pressure screenings. Participants sampled healthy snacks like smoothies and lettuce wraps. The Fit Fest, which provides families information they need and tools they can use to stay healthy, is part of a community strategy to tackle childhood obesity. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Grady County ranked below the state average and many of Georgia’s other 158 counties and in health outcomes, such as length of life (ranked 86th) and quality of life (ranked 124th). “It’s very important. You have to exercise. You have to eat right,” said Roger Pierce, a 32-year-old father of three. “More people would do it if they had the literature and information.”
ADULT OBESITY Georgia
ACCESS TO EXERCISE
DIABETES *2016 study of health outcomes by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving Public Health
SERVICE TO THE AGING POPULATION UGA, ACCA PARTNER TO AID LOCAL AGING COMMUNITY
For nearly 50 years, UGA has partnered with the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) to provide a unique range of services to local seniors, from addressing food insecurity and helping navigate the healthcare system to providing social interactions and aiding in transportation needs. “ACCA’s partnership with UGA allows us to do more with less,” said Eve Anthony, ACCA chief operating officer. “It has led to an increase in innovative programs that help us reach more older adults, as well as offer new programs and services that have a lasting impact on both our clients and the agency.” Many of the partnerships are through service-learning courses supported by the UGA Office of Service-Learning — a partner of ACCA since 2010. In 2015-16, the UGA School of Social Work introduced a service-learning course that teaches students about the impacts of dementia on a family. The Campus Kitchen at UGA and UGArden are also longstanding partners, helping provide supplemental meals and nutrition education to older adults. Other 2015-16 partners included the Terry College of Business, the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership, College of Public Health and College of Pharmacy.
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and older in Clarke County
adults age 65 and older living in poverty in Clarke County
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ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Serving the Community and the State
BLUE AND YOU FRANK CONVERSATIONS HELP DISPEL TENSIONS A program offered through the J.W.
Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is designed to address
issues between police and youth in a community before those issues lead to violence. “Blue and You” was launched in the wake of several police shootings across the country. The forum brings together youth and law enforcement officers for a facilitated conversation in a safe space.
Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public administration in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs, is working with Fanning faculty members Raye Rawls and Emily Boness to develop the program. So far 25 local high school and UGA students have been trained as moderators for the dialogue, which allows all participants to share their perspectives on divisive issues and reflect on those personal comments while avoiding debate. The UGA President’s Venture Fund helped pay for the program.
“Being able to have (Blue & You) facilitated by the Fanning Institute brought people together. You could sit down, regardless of whatever differences there may be, and have a facilitated forum with open dialogue. That is so crucial.” Scott Freeman, chief, Athens-Clarke County police 46
PUBLIC SERVICE AND OUTREACH STUDENT SCHOLARS When Joshika Money arrived at the University of Georgia, she was struck by the high poverty rate and adversity in the Athens community. As a freshman, she knew she wanted to do what she could to make the situation better. In 2015, Jo, as she is known to her friends, was selected as one of 20 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars and spent a year immersed in outreach programs at UGA. “I’ve always been interested in chronic disease, food insecurity and nutrition,” she said. “The scholars program helped me dig deeper into these issues and gave me a real-world idea of the difficulty in addressing these issues on a socioeconomic level.” She got involved with Campus Kitchen at UGA, a program that provides meals to hundreds of food insecure older adults in Athens-Clarke County, and participated in Lunch Buddies, a program that pairs students with seniors identified by the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA). Following her year as a Public Service and Outreach Scholar, she became an interim AmeriCorps VISTA at the ACCA. This fall, she assisted Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum with a First Year Odyssey course that introduces freshman to outreach at UGA. 48
“No matter what you are interested in, PSO introduces you to people who are doing amazing things in their communities or the state and how that’s impacting others,” Money said. “It’s a unique opportunity to take your academics and apply it to real-world issues.” Money is getting her undergraduate degree in health promotion and her master of public health, and plans to apply to medical school. She hopes to use her combined interests to combat chronic disease.
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Three UGA academic faculty members were selected as 2016-17 Public Service and Outreach Fellows and will spend the fall conducting research with one of the universityâ€™s eight public service and outreach units.
Public Service and Outreach launched its Faculty Fellows programs in 2011 to give tenure-track and tenured professors an opportunity to connect their research and course curriculum to the objectives of specific outreach units. Fellows also use this immersive experience to create outreach initiatives that call for a sustained relationship between the designated unit and their department.
Jenna R. Jambeck
College of Engineering Jambeck will work with
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to
continue her research into plastic pollution, building a database of information about marine debris. She also will develop educational materials for her students, and outreach and education materials for K-12 schools.
School of Public and International Affairs Nesbit will help the J.W.
Marin Talbot Brewer College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Brewer will work with the
State Botanical Garden of Georgia to develop materials
and programs focused on identifying mushrooms and other fungi in the garden. She also will conduct a pilot study on the effects of the removal of an invasive plant, Chinese privet.
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determine the effectiveness of its capacity-building efforts with nonprofit organizations, identify impacts of capacity-building training, and create tools to measure and a repository to store management documents.
FOUR FOR THE FUTURE For the fourth year, the Four for the Future Awards, co-sponsored by Georgia Trend magazine and UGA, recognized communities and regions that have worked across public-private sector and nonprofit boundaries on challenging issues in ways that will lead to improved quality of life. The 2016 recipients were:
Sumter County – Sumter County Collaboration and Leadership Development Initiative Working through the Archway Partnership Sumter County identified and implemented new programs that result in a higher quality of life and position the community for long-term positive impact and success. Among them, a Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Initiative that will create a curriculum-based leadership program in public and private K-12 schools, and a Public Health Leadership Academy designed to foster a culture of health in the community.
City of St. Marys – St. Marys Coastal Resilience and Downtown Development Initiatives Vulnerable to the impacts of coastal flooding, St. Marys used public meetings and community input to develop an action plan, which led to the city adopting a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and a flood insurance services audit. As a result, residents of the city receive lower flood insurance premiums. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government assisted the city in its efforts.
Union County – Union County Community Rebranding Project Local leaders embarked on a community rebranding project that included gathering public input. Site visits revealed unique community assets and forward-thinking projects within the county, which led to a new community tagline and logo, “Believe It.” The county began marketing the strengths of the area—including a high-speed fiber optic network—and prepared for new entrepreneurs and small businesses. Union County now is using social media and a paid marketing campaign designed to attract new business.
Statesboro-Bulloch County – Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy Statesboro and Bulloch County’s commitment to leadership development and their public-private partnership with the nonprofit Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation led to the creation of the LBW Women’s Leadership Academy. The personal leadership development program was designed specifically for emerging women leaders in the greater Bulloch County area and administered by faculty from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
2016 Honor Roll of Donors A Flair With Hair Dr. Howard T. Abney Jr. and Mrs. Linda L. Abney Mr. W. Randall Abney and Mrs. Carolyn C. Abney Mr. Madan M. Abrol Ms. Nancy Abrol Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. Ms. Judith Ackerman Mr. Allan Adams Mrs. Nancy D. Adams and Mr. Cuyler M. Adams* Mr. Walter C. Adamson Jr. and Mrs. Darcel E. Adamson AgGeorgia Farm Credit Mrs. Christine E. Ahern Mr. Richard A. Aiken Aiken Housing Design Partner Architecture, Inc. Mr. John L. Aitkens Jr. and Mrs. Martha Aitkens Dr. Danny E. Akin and Ms. Rebecca C. Akin Mrs. Rosamond M. Alexander Dr. Gilles O. Allard and Mrs. Bernadette M. Allard Ms. Cindy M. Allen Ms. Margaret C. Allen Mr. James B. Allen and Dr. Bess B. Allen Ms. Martha E. Allen Ms. Pamela A. Alley Jimmy and Kathy Allgood Ms. Pam Allgood Mr. Al P. Alvarez Mr. Robert Ambrose American Public Works Association - Georgia Chapter Ameris Bank Amicalola Garden Club Mr. Bernard G. Amiot and Ms. Lorreta Z. Amiot Mr. Michael M. Amirhosseini and Mrs. Carmen R. Toledo Mr. Joseph A. Ammirati and Mrs. Janet Ammirati Mr. Wayne R. Amos Ms. Merry C. Anderson Wyatt W. Anderson and Margaret S. Anderson Anderson & Ward Consulting Services 52
Mr. Robert P. Andoh Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks, Inc. Ms. Shirley Andrews Ms. Carolyn Andrews Ms. Leslie Andrews Mrs. Beth Anfinson Mr. Charles J. Apostolik Mr. Richard M. Applegate and Mrs. Rose A. Applegate Mrs. Sylvia Harley Arant Dr. Allan M. Armitage Mr. Curtis V. Armstrong Ms. Judy Arneth Ms. Sara W. Arnold Ms. Cyndae A. Arrendale Artistic Dogwood Garden Club Mr. Justin W. Ash Mr. Russell L. Ashe Mr. Gregory G. Ashe Ms. Carolyn E. Ashley AT&T Foundation AT&T Georgia Athens Area Community Foundation Athens Area Master Gardeners Athens Regional Medical Center Athfest, Inc. Atlanta Botanical Garden Ms. Mary B. Attaway and Mr. Joe Attaway Augusta University Mr. Franklin G. Auman and Mrs. Gaye Auman Ms. Clare Auwarter Avon Garden Club Dr. Sydney T. Bacchus Mr. Ted C. Baggett Mr. Charlie S. Bahnson and Ms. Anna Bahnson Ms. Karen Bailey Ms. Shirley M. Baker Mrs. Mildred Baker Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Balentine Mr. Lawrence D. Ballou and Mrs. Kathleen P. Ballou Mr. John S. Balog Jr. Ms. Mary E. Banks Mr. Downing M. Barber and Mrs. Candace Barber Dr. and Mrs. Allan W. Barber
Barberitos Franchising Inc. Ms. Amanda A. Barbosa Mrs. Elizabeth Barge Mr. Michael C. Barger and Ms. Karen M. Barger Mr. William C. Barker and Mrs. Julia I. Barker Ms. Dianne Barker Ms. Norma C. Barnes Ms. Suzanne L. Barnett Ms. Margaret K. Barnett Mrs. Julie O. Barr Mr. and Mrs. Craig Barrow III Mrs. Kathleen Barrow and Mr. Thomas A. Barrow W. Craig Barrs and Mary Anne Ford “Annie” Barrs Dr. Jeanne A. Barsanti and Dr. Craig E. Greene Mr. Lewis C. Bartlett Jr. and Mrs. Katherine L. Bartlett Ms. Gloria Barton Ms. Kristen Baskin Mr. William J. Bast and Mrs. Nancy G. Bast Mr. John D. Bateman Jr. and Mrs. Jill M. Bateman Dr. Gary M. Baxter and Dr. Margaret Rutter Baxter Ms. Marsha Baxter and Mr. Nathan Baxter Mrs. Glenna I. Baxter Mrs. Sylvia C. Bazala and Mr. Razvigor Bazala Dr. Robert E. Bazzle and Mrs. Joan Bazzle BB&T Corporation Mr. and Mrs. C. Victor Beadles Mr. Patrick T. Beall and Mrs. Fran E. Beall Mr. Robert M. Beall and Mrs. Vita S. Beall Mr. James N. Becker and Mrs. Carolyn M. Becker Mr. Edward A. Beckham and Mrs. Brenda Beckham Mr. John Bellnap Benetrends, Inc Ms. Joyce Bennett Ms. Nancy G. Benoit Mr. Howard E. Benson and Mrs. Robin J. Benson Ms. Claire Benson Mr. Larry R. Benson Benson’s Inc. Mrs. Leslie J. Bentley and Mr. Dewey Bentley Ms. Annette Bergins Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Berry Ms. Theresa G. Berry Ms. Geraldine Besharat *Deceased
Mrs. Mary L. Beussee Ms. Swati S. Bhandarkar and Dr. Suchendra M. Bhandarkar Dr. Laura L. Bierema and Dr. Mark H. Ebell Dr. Leann Birch Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Birkholz Dr. Matthew L. and Mrs. Natalie F. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bishop Sr. Ms. Elizabeth Bishop-Martin Mr. John B. Bittinger Jr. Mr. Glenn J. Black Jr. and Ms. Nancy Black Ms. Cindy H. Blair Dr. Charles B. Blair III and Mrs. Dana A. Blair Dr. Horace G. Blalock Jr. and Mrs. Doris E. Blalock Mrs. Brenda Blanton and Dr. Charles D. Blanton Jr. Dr. Lori Purcell Bledsoe Ms. Ivette Bledsoe Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Blitch III Mr. Ira Block and Ms. Roberta Block Mr. John A. Blount and Mrs. Linda W. Blount Blue Frog Construction, LLC Mr. Dudley Bluhm and Ms. Debbie Bluhm Mrs. Nancy Ann Blum Ms. Sharon O. Blumer BNY Mellon Wealth Management Dr. Julie C. Boatright Mrs. Susan R. Boatright Bobbin Mill Garden Club Mr. Gary Bohe-Thackwell and Mrs. Vicki Bohe-Thackwell Mrs. Jean Boles Dr. Eric S. Bonaparte Jr. Dr. Robert W. Bonsall and Mrs. Averil Bonsall Mr. Marcus Booker and Ms. Kathy Booker Mr. Daniel Borremans and Mrs. Nina T. Borremans Ms. Valerie Boss Mr. Bob H. Bostick Ms. Margaret A. Bothwell Dr. Elsie S. Bothwell Mr. Richard H. Botters and Mrs. Kay M. Botters Dr. John O. Bowden and Ms. Melissa C. Bowden Dr. John M. Bowen Mrs. Jane Bowen and Dr. Robert T. Bowen Jr.* Mrs. Diane Boykin Mr. Joseph L. Boyle and Mrs. Emily Boyle
Mr. James W. Boyles Jr. and Mrs. Sandra L. Boyles Ms. Linda A. Boyte and Mr. Samuel F. Boyte Mr. William R. Bracewell and Mrs. Camilla Bracewell Dr. Dale T. Bracken Jr. and Ms. Pamela C. Bracken Ms. Sharon G. Bradley Mrs. Carol M. Bradley and Mr. Larry A. Bradley Mr. David H. Brady and Mrs. Cheryl Brady Dr. Thomas R. Brahana and Mrs. Mary A. Brahana Mr. George D. Braman and Dr. Susan K. Braman Brand Partners, LP Brand Properties BrandBank Ms. Mary H. Brannan Mr. Barney L. Brannen Jr. and Mrs. Anita F. Brannen Mr. Lawton E. Brantley Mr. John W. Branyan and Mrs. Mary Branyan Mr. William K. Brassard and Ms. Susan Brassard Mr. Ralph M. Braswell Jr. and Mrs. Doris H. Braswell Dr. Charles L. Braucher Sr.* and Mrs. Sara Braucher Mr. Reid S. Brechner Mr. John Breen and Ms. Lorraine Breen Mr. David Breithaupt and Mrs. Caren M. Breithaupt Brent and Beckyâ€™s Bulbs, Inc. Ms. Brenda W. Brewer Briarcliff Garden Club Ms. Anne Brightwell Ms. Jeanne K. Briscoe Miss Patricia A. Britton Ms. Eleanor M. Broaded and Mr. Monte Broaded Broadridge Ms. Cheryl A. Brock Ms. A. Mercer Brockenbrough Dr. Ray Brooks Jr. and Mrs. Paula Bush Brooks Dr. Paul J. Brooks and Mrs. Kay L. Brooks Mr. Richard M. Brooks and Mrs. Phyllis Brooks Dr. Tommy H. Broom and Mrs. C. J. Broom Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Broun Dr. Jack Brown and Mrs. Judy Jarrett Brown Miss Janice L. Brown Mr. Elliot Brown Ms. Dana M. Brown and Mr. Chris Brown Dr. Mark R. Brown and Mrs. Holly Brown Mrs. Patricia C. Brown
Dr. Wayde A. Brown Mr. William A. Brown and Mrs. Ruth R. Brown Ms. Paulette Brown Ms. Celia M. Brown Mrs. Donna W. Brown Ms. Brenda H. Browning Dr. James G. Bruce III Dr. Ray E. Bruce* and Mrs. Gloria S. Bruce Mr. Charles R. Brumfield and Mrs. Catherine D. Brumfield Professor Robert D. Brussack and Mrs. Patricia Brussack Mr. John A. Bryan and Mrs. Ann L. Bryan Ms. Kayla Bryant Mr. Everett C. Bryant Jr. Mrs. Brenda D. Bryant and Mr. Carl W. Bryant Jr. Mr. Michael L. Buchholz and Ms. Peggy J. Buchholz Dr. and Mrs. Gary Bullard Mr. Charles B. Burch Sr. and Mrs. Marguerite Burch Mr. Travis Burch and Ms. Susan Burch Ms. Patricia Burch Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm S. Burgess Jr. Ms. Nancy L. Burk and Mr. Jack D. Burk Mr. William H. Burke and Mrs. Julia L. Burke Dr. Gaelen R. Burke Burkeland Garden Club Ms. Dorine L. Burkhard Mrs. Nan Burks Dr. Claude A. Burnett III and Mrs. Barbara E. Burnett Ms. Gayle K. Burnham Mr. Joseph G. Burns Ms. Anne A. Burns Burns & McDonnell Foundation Dr. Lenette Owens Burrell Ms. Carla W. Buss Mr. Kelly E. Bussell Jr. and Mrs. Sandra C. Bussell Dr. Matty F. Butryn LTC Joseph L. Byrd Jr.* and Mrs. Ellen J. Byrd C. L. Morehead, Jr. Donor Advised Fund Dr. Harvey Cabaniss Jr. and Mrs. Ann Cox Cabaniss Cable East, Inc. Dr. Jon Calabria and Mrs. Jen Calabria Dr. Dennis P. Calbos and Mrs. Caroline Calbos Calbos Family Fund Ms. Patricia A. Caldwell *Deceased
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Caldwell Properties of Evans LLC Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Callaway Camellia Garden Club The Reverend and Mrs. Thomas G. Camp Ms. Ramona Camp Mr. Ross M. Campbell and Ms. Leigh B. Campbell Ms. Erin Campbell Dr. Alvin C. Camus and Dr. Melinda S. Camus Dr. Robert M. Cannon II and Ms. Joy E. Cannon Mrs. Judy P. Cantrell Ms. Allison A. Cape Mr. Douglas S. Capps Mrs. Patsy A. Carithers and Mr. John H. Carithers Ms. O.C. Carlisle Mr. A. S. Carpenter and Ms. Nancy Zimmerman Mr. Steve Carpino Ms. Emily G. Carr and Mr. Dale L. Hoyt Dr. Martha M. Carr Ms. Cristina E. Carrell and Mr. Fredrick W. Huszagh II Carrington Woods Garden Club Mr. Luis G. Carrion Dr. C. Ronald Carroll and Dr. Carol Hoffman Mr. Roy V. Carroll and Mrs. Diane G. Carroll Ms. Kate Carson Ms. Patricia Carter and Mr. Rick Carter Mr. James E. Carter and Mrs. Sue Carter Mr. William C. Carter and Ms. Sara S. Carter Dr. Hubert K. Carter and Mrs. Barbara R. Carter Mrs. Janet Carter and Mr. Mark J. Carter Ms. Priscilla F. Cartwright and Mr. Paul B. Cartwright Ms. Virginia M. Carver and Mr. Henry Raichle Mr. Richard H. Cary and Mrs. Marilynn H. Cary Ms. Martha A. Cato Ms. Patti Causey Celtic Bank Mr. Ted Chaffin Jr. and Mrs. Kathryn Varn Chaffin Mr. David Chamberlain and Ms. Jacqueline L. Miller 54
Mr. James R. Chambers Jr. and Mrs. Nell Chambers Dr. Oscar A. Chamosa and Dr. Patricia L. Richards Mr. Carlton C. Chandler Dr. Kevin L. Chapman and Dr. Sue I. Chapman Charles H. and Margaret R. McTier Fund Charles R. Crisp Charitable Lead Trust Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Mr. George L. Chassevent and Ms. Ruth R. Chassevent Mrs. Bonnie Chastain Mr. Paul H. Chastain* and Ms. Catherine L. Chastain Mr. William G. Cheatum and Ms. Marisue Hilliard Mr. Richard Chenoweth and Ms. Sue Chenoweth Cherokee Rose Garden Club Ms. Linda Chesbro Chick-fil-A, Inc. Mrs. Nancy L. Chilcoat Ms. JoEllen Childers Dr. William C. Childers Jr. and Mrs. Linda W. Childers Mrs. Carolyn J. Childers Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta Mr. Nicholas J. Chrisohon and Mrs. Emily R. Chrisohon Mr. John T. Christian and Mrs. Mary E. Christian Ms. Marian H. Christian Dr. Paula G. Ciembor and Mr. Patrick Boyle CitizensFirst Ms. Katherine Y. Claffey Mrs. Hilda B. Clark and Mr. Alexander Clark III Ms. Virginia Clark Dr. Rex L. Clark and Mrs. Janet Clark Ms. Kathryn L. Clark Mr. James P. Clark and Ms. Caron V. Clark Ms. Nancy J. Clark Dr. George W. Clarke Jr. Mr. James M. Clay Ms. Martha Clay Dr. Lee Warner and Dr. Jody Clay-Warner Ms. Jane Cleveland Mrs. Sarah Shaw Cliett Mrs. Mary K. Clyburn Dr. Mark J. Cobb and Dr. Shari Cobb Coca-Cola Company Ms. Sarah A. Coggins Mr. David Cohen
Mr. Manuel Cohen Cohen Family Foundation Trust Ms. Margaret G. Cole and Dr. Ronald S. Cole Drs. Mary Bess Jarrard and Geoffrey P. Cole Mr. and Mrs. Wade H. Coleman Sr. Coleman Talley LLP Jaime M. Collazo Ms. M. K. Collier Mr. Henry M. Colvin and Mrs. Claudia B. Colvin Dr. Marianna L. Colvin Mrs. Barbara B. Colvin Commerce Garden Club Council Community Health Care Systems, Inc. Community Welfare Association of Colquitt County, Ga. Ms. Margaret Compere ComSouth Dr. Sara A. Connor and Mr. John M. Connor Mr. Michael J. Conroy and Ms. Elizabeth Conroy Mr. Joshua C. Cook Mr. Don Cook and Mrs. Shirley G. Cook Mr. Glenn W. Cook Sr. and Mrs. Emily R. Cook Mrs. Audrey H. Cooling and Mr. David Cooling Dr. Richard J. Coralli and Ms. Rebecca B. Coralli Ms. Gretchen Corbin Mr. John R. Cottrill Ms. Helen M. Courtright Mrs. Frances H. Covert Dr. Alan P. Covich and Ms. Rebecca Rudman Covington Garden Club Senator and Mrs. William S. Cowsert Ms. Alana Cox and Mr. Mike Cox Dr. Sean L. Coy and Ms. Betty Phan B. Coy Professor Gregg A. Coyle and Ms. Cynthia G. Coyle Ms. Jan M. Coyne Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Cravey Mr. Kace J. Crawford Mr. Andrew T. Crawford Dr. Arthur L. Crawley and Ms. Constance A. Crawley Ms. Kimberly E. Credle and Mr. Ben Credle Mr. Archie B. Crenshaw and Mrs. Geneele Crenshaw Dr. Clifton E. Crews Jr. and Ms. Gloria Crews Ms. Minnie P. Crider Mr. Charles R. Crisp *Deceased
Ms. Jenny Crisp Dr. Deryee A. Crossley Jr. Mr. Brian L. Crouch and Mrs. Anna E. Crouch Mrs. Deborah A. Crowe and Dr. William R. Crowe Mr. Jack Crowley and Ms. Rene C. Crowley Dr. Ann R. Crowther Dr. John V. Cuff and Mrs. Carol A. Cuff Ms. Mary Charlotte C. Culbertson Culbrethâ€™s Jewelers, LLC Mr. Bob Cullerton and Mrs. Mary E. Cullerton Mr. Bob Cullifer and Mrs. Carol Cullifer Mr. Harold W. Culp and Mrs. Linda L. Culp Dr. Brian S. Cummings and Mrs. Jennifer L. Cummings Mr. Robert Cummings and Ms. Ann Cummings Dr. Kirk J. Cureton and Mrs. Deborah A. Cureton Mr. A. J. Curry Jr. and Mrs. Kay Curry Mrs. Ruth A. Curtas Ms. Elizabeth D. Curtis Ms. Ruth A. Curtis Ms. Sue Custance Mrs. Joanne S. Cutler Dr. Nicholas M. Dale and Mrs. Beatriz E. Dale Ms. Dorinda Dallmeyer and Dr. R. D. Dallmeyer Mr. Mark J. Dalusky and Ms. Carolyn Z. Dalusky Ms. Julia Merkle Dancy Mr. Garnett L. Daniel Jr. and Mrs. Virginia A. Daniel Ms. Ann M. Darby Mr. James A. Darnell Mr. James Davie and Mrs. Julie Davie Mr. Charles Davis and Mrs. Margaret W. Davis Mr. William Davis Mr. Tom W. Davis Jr. and Mrs. Pamela Davis Ms. Patricia Davis Mr. Jimmy L. Davis and Mrs. Sandra J. Davis Mr. P. Jack Davis and Mrs. Joy F. Davis Mr. Roger W. Davis and Mrs. Betty A. Davis Dr. Elizabeth A. Davis Mrs. Melinda Copeland Davis Mr. Kenneth F. Davis and Mrs. Pam T. Davis Dr. Frederick C. Davison Jr. and Mrs. Stella C. Davison Mr. James A. Davison and Ms. Heidi Davison Mr. Gregory de Rocher and Mrs. Francoise de Rocher Mr. Larry G. Deal and Mrs. Joyce E. Deal *Deceased
Gift to help homeless, foster students at UGA The Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Fund, created with a $500,000 gift to the
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, will
provide support for students who have been orphaned, placed in foster care, are under court protection or legal guardianship, or who are identified as homeless. Don Leebern Jr., a UGA alumnus and member of University System of Georgia Board of Regents, made the gift in Suzanne Yoculan Leebern's name to Embark, a statewide program that provides leadership training for students who might not have traditional support systems.
"Students in these situations have faced significant obstacles in their lives and, impressively, have attained the academic credentials to attend the University of Georgia," said Suzanne Yoculan Leebern. "We wanted them to have somewhere to turn for help." Funds can be used for orientation expenses, meal plans, travel, housing, furnishings, books, supplies, social opportunities, campus mentoring, emergencies/ crises or any other expense deemed appropriate by the director of the Fanning Institute.
Number of Georgia children in foster care
Georgia high school students who identify as homeless
Georgia college undergraduates who identify as orphaned, in foster care, under court protection or homeless
Georgia foster children who enroll in postsecondary education * State of Georgia data, 2014
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Dr. O. C. Dean Jr. and Mrs. Manita Dean Dr. Paul F. DeLargy and Dr. Carolyn DeLargy Dr. Lawrence S. and Mrs. Rebecca R. Dempsey Mr. Larry B. Dendy and Ms. Gail Dendy Mrs. Elizabeth T. Denham Mr. Kelly J. Dent and Ms. Robin Dent Mr. Edward dePeterse and Mrs. Josie dePeterse Ms. Susan Derrick Dr. Daniel V. DerVartanian and Mrs. Marie DerVartanian Mrs. Rosalyn DeVorsey Mr. Job Dieleman and Ms. Anita G. Dieleman Mr. John Diestel and Mrs. Ruth Diestel Mrs. Mary W. Dixon Ms. Amanda J. Dixon Ms. Katherine D. Dixon Mr. David T. Dodge and Mrs. Florence H. Dodge Dogwood Garden Club Ms. Lynda Doll Mr. David Dolph Mrs. Elizabeth Dominy Ms. Maureen T. Donohue Mr. Vincent J. Dooley and Mrs. Barbara M. Dooley Mr. Clark W. Dopson Jr. and Mrs. Amanda Dopson Mr. John H. Dorminy IV and Mrs. Ann W. Dorminy Ms. Wilma E. Doty and Mr. William H. Doty Dr. George W. Dougherty Sr. and Dr. Susan Dougherty Mr. Nicholas J. Douglas Jr. Mr. William W. Douglas III and Mrs. Lisa Douglas Ms. Rebecca Dowdy and Mr. David Dowdy Down to Earth Organics Mr. Bertis E. Downs IV and Mrs. Katherine Downs Mr. J. Griffin Doyle and Mrs. Sherri Doyle Mr. John R. Doyle Mrs. Virginia M. Dress Mr. Edwin R. Drinkard Jr. and Mrs. Emily S. Drinkard Mr. Zachary Duclos and Mrs. Carolyn T. Duclos Mr. Michael J. Duggan and Ms. Cherie L. Duggan 56
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Dukes Mr. Jim Dumont and Ms. Cindy Dumont Dr. Mack S. Duncan and Ms. Julie A. Duncan Ms. Susan R. Duncan Dr. Mary E. Duncan and Mr. Kenneth N. Duncan Mrs. Dora T. Duncan Ms. Chantel Dunham Mr. Sean W. Dunlap Dr. Delmer D. Dunn and Mrs. Ann S. Dunn Dunwoody Woman’s Club, Inc. Mr. Steven P. Dupont Ms. Christene Durance-Watkins Mr. John W. Duren and Mrs. Carol Duren Ms. Kim Cohen Dye Mrs. Anna Dyer Ms. MaryLou Dyer Mr. John A. Dynes Earth Share Georgia, Inc. Mrs. Dana T. Eberhardt and Mr. Steve H. Eberhardt Mrs. Betty J. Eckels Mr. Arthur Edison and Ms. Katherine V. Edison Mr. Russell J. Edwards and Ms. Kelly A. Edwards Dr. Gaylen L. Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Edwards III Ms. Carol G. Edwards Dr. William Russell Edwards Jr. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Edwards Ms. Diane M. Ehlers Mr. Bernard R. Eidell and Mrs. Evelyn Eidell Dr. Eva E. Eidson Mr. Lawrence Einhorn and Ms. Anne O’Niell Dr. Carolann Eisenhart Ms. Ann M. Eisler Dr. Ronald R. Eitenmiller and Mrs. Connie S. Eitenmiller Mr. Robert D. Elder III Ms. Joy Thomas Elder Mr. Erwin J. Eldridge III and Mrs. Sheri Eldridge Ms. Jehan Y. El-Jourbagy and Dr. Tyson Harty Mr. Samuel W. Elliott and Mrs. Mary Elliott Mrs. Martha B. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Lamar H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Thomas D. Ellis and Mrs. Sander H. Ellis Dr. and Mrs. Mark F. Ellison Mr. Alan Elsas and Ms. Katharine E. Elsas
Mrs. Jacqueline Elsner and Mr. Michael S. Elsner Mr. Ralph W. Emerson Mr. Todd Emily Mr. Jeffrey L. Engel and Mrs. Rebecca Engel Enotah Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. W. Dennis Epps Mr. Kevin E. Epps and Ms. Sarah Fleming Epps Mr. Lee E. Epting Mr. Richard W. Epting and Mrs. Nita Epting Ms. Karen Ernsberger Miss Chad Erwin Mrs. Genevieve Esquivie Mr. Donald L. Estes and Mrs. Sharon W. Estes Ms. Bobbie Evans and Mr. Milton Evans Ms. Shirley J. Evans Ms. Juliana K. Evans Evergreen Garden Club Ms. Georgia Everson Eyesore, Inc. Ms. Lia F. Faase Mr. John R. Fair Jr. and Mrs. Freida Fair Faithful Servant Charitable Foundation Ms. Sarah Fangman Mr. James T. Farmer III Mr. Robert D. Farr Dr. Catherine G. Faulconer-Mouat and Mr. Michael F. Mouat Mrs. Emily C. Fawcett Ms. Martha Feinstein Ms. Dana Feldman Felton Jenkins Conservation & Education Fund Mr. Dean M. Fenley and Mrs. Mary A. Fenley Mr. Dennis M. Fennell and Mrs. Mary E. Fennell Mr. Geoffrey Fenstermacher and Ms. Ann G. Fenstermacher Ms. Shannon K. Fickling Mr. William A. Fickling Jr. Mrs. Neva J. Fickling Estate* Fidelity Bank Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fieldale Farms Inc. Ms. Lori C. Fields Mr. Derek J. Fields and Ms. Juli Morgan Fields Fifth Third Bank Ms. Janet Filanosky *Deceased
Mrs. Jane Finger and Dr. Richard B. Finger First Presbyterian Church Mr. Craig S. Fischer and Ms. Andrea D. Fischer Mr. Carmine C. Fischetti and Ms. Mary D. Fischetti Mrs. Iris Fiscus Mr. Dexter L. Fisher William P. and Marihope Troutman Flatt Dr. Warren A. Flick and Mrs. Barbara Flick Mr. Bradford C. Foley Foothills Community Foundation Mr. James K. Forbus and Mrs. Ellen Forbus Dr. Jon L. Forche and Dr. Nadine G. Forche Dr. William M. Ford and Ms. Jane L. Rodrigue Mr. Frank L. Forester III and Mrs. Carla B. Forester Mrs. Kay Fors and Dr. Stuart W. Fors Fort Gaines Home and Garden Club Ms. Jackie A. Fortson Ms. Kathryn D. Fowler Mr. Richard Fragaszy and Dr. Dorothy M. Fragaszy Frank Watson Consulting, Inc. Ms. Bette Franken FranNet of Atlanta Mr. Lew Frazar and Mrs. Pat Frazar Ms. Cheryl Frazier Fred and Joyce Raffel Revocable Living Trust Dr. Byron J. Freeman and Dr. Mary Freeman Dr. Coburn Freer and Ms. Mona S. Freer Mr. Brian P. Freese Mr. Steven H. Freilich Mr. John French and Ms. Diane French Mr. Andrew A. French and Dr. Natalie J. French Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Friedlander Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Frierson Jr. Ms. C. Gail Frost Dr. Jennifer L. Frum Mr. Lawrence J. Fusillo Dr. Rachel Gabara Mr. Denny C. Galis and Mrs. Peggy Galis Dr. Leon Galis and Mrs. Diana L. Galis Garden Arts Club Garden Club Council of Athens Garden Club of Georgia Inc.
Mr. Joseph M. Garner Dr. Henry G. Garrard IV and Mrs. Meghan Garrard Mr. Alan B. Garrett and Mrs. Billie J. Garrett Mr. Gary Garrett Mrs. Betty Garrett Mr. Christopher P. Garvin and Ms. Jennifer Smith-Garvin Ms. Peggy S. Gates Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gatewood Dr. Simon J. Gatrell and Mrs. Tita Gatrell Mr. Donald Gauld Ms. Jennifer L. Gay General Electric Foundation Mr. Ron Genisio and Mrs. Karen Genisio Mr. Richard George and Mrs. Bernice George Mr. Richard S. George* and Mrs. Mary George Georgia Bank & Trust Georgia Chamber of Commerce Georgia Crown Distributing Co. Georgia Green Industry Association Inc. Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. Georgia Pine Level Foundation Georgia Power Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Georgia Science Teachers Association Georgia Small Business Lender, Inc. Georgia Transmission Corporation Ms. Mary J. Gerlach Ms. Jean T. Giannasi and Dr. David E. Giannasi Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gibson Mrs. Caroline M. Gilham Mr. Dominic J. Giordano Mr. Robert Glasscock and Mrs. Brenda Glasscock Mr. Edward S. Glauser and Dr. Ann N. Glauser Ms. Judy Glenn and Mr. Paul Glenn Glenwood Garden Club Dr. Denise Muth Glynn and Dr. Shawn M. Glynn Mr. Larry Goddard and Mrs. Marilyn Goddard Ms. Carol Goerig Dr. Theodore M. Goetz and Ms. Desiree Goetz Mr. Victor E. Goetz and Mrs. Barbara Goetz Dr. Scott E. Gold and Ms. Wendy Garfinkel-Gold Dr. Billy J. Goldman Jr. and Mrs. Samantha Goldman Mrs. Sue Goldsmith and Mr. Robert L. Goldsmith
Ms. Diane Gomes Goodness Grows, Inc. Mrs. Ellen Goodrich Ms. Barbara Goodrich Dr. Marilyn Gootman and Dr. Elliot C. Gootman Mr. Robert E. Gordon Jr. and Dr. Leslie Stafford Gordon Dr. Stephen F. Gordon and Dr. Maureen Gordon Dr. Belita M. Gordon Mrs. Mary A. Gould Ms. Olivia Graff Ms. Gwen Grafft Ms. Virginia M. Graham and Mr. John B. Graham Jr. Dr. Cherlyn S. Granrose Mrs. Kathleen Gratzek and Dr. John B. Gratzek Green Acres Garden Club Green Thumb Garden Club Ms. Amanda Greene Mr. Jon L. Greeson and Mrs. Regina G. Greeson Mrs. Helen T. Gregory Ms. Roberta T. Gresham Mrs. Suzanne Griffeth and Mr. Phillip C. Griffeth Mrs. Gwen Griffin Ms. Linda Griffith Dr. Stanford W. Grist and Dr. Marilyn Grist Ms. Pauline Groh Drs. Kelly and Parker Grow Mr. Thomas R. Grudowski Mr. Robert A. Grudowski and Mrs. Carolyn J. Grudowski Guardian Bank Mr. Judson J. Guest and Mrs. Paula W. Guest Mr. Russell Guillory Mr. Joel B. Gunnells* and Mrs. Emily Gunnells Mr. Roger Gunnells and Mrs. Janet Gunnells Dr. Lewell Gunter Jr. Habersham Medical Center David C. Hagaman Ms. Jo Ann Norman Hagaman Ms. Yvonne A. Haggard Dr. Stephen L. Hajduk and Mrs. Ann Steadman Hajduk Mr. John F. Hale and Mrs. Eileen Haslett Hale Mr. John N. Haley and Mrs. Juanita Haley Dr. Richard J. Hall Dr. Brian P. Hall and Mrs. Jill Hall *Deceased
MIMSIE LANIER CENTER FOR NATIVE PLANT STUDIES DEDICATION The Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia was dedicated in February at a reception that honored Reese and Mimsie Lanier for their support. The center features a renovated building with a climate controlled, modern classroom and bathrooms. Greenhouses where native plants such as milkweed coneflowers and black-eyed Susans are grown are also on the site. The idea for the center began in 1995 when Mimsie Lanier, a member of the advisory board for the botanical garden, heard a presentation on conservation and launched a fundraising effort to create a position for a conservation coordinator. In 2012, Lanier’s husband Reese made a gift to to help pay for the center, as a way to honor his wife’s service to the botanical garden. “This center and the educational programming offered here will be a tremendous help in our efforts to repopulate the state with plants native to Georgia,” said Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach.
PLANT DIVERSITY Georgia has more than 3,500 native plant species, including 60 different types of plant communities.
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Dr. James D. Hall and Mrs. Tommie Hall Ms. Pamela Hall Mr. Lynwood L. Hall Ms. Susan B. Hall Mr. Emmett H. Hall and Mrs. Doris Nevels Hall Ms. Cathy Hall and Mr. Julian Hall Ms. Meg H. Hall Ms. Jordan K. Hall Hall Booth Smith, PC Mr. John F. Halper and Mrs. Laurel L. Halper Mr. Robert S. Haltiwanger and Ms. Kimberly S. Haltiwanger Hamilton Plantation Garden Club Dr. James L. Hamrick III Ms. Margaret Hand Ms. Samantha Handley Dr. Karen Hankins and Mr. Bradley W. Hankins Jr. Mr. John L. Hankinson and Mrs. Ellen C. Hankinson Mr. Kent M. Hannon and Ms. Sharron Hannon Mr. Nathaniel Hansford and Mrs. Frances F. Hansford Ms. Brigette N. Haram and Mr. Knut Haram Dr. John B. Hardman and Mrs. Laura Hardman Mrs. Lamartine Hardman III Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Hargrove Mr. Brent D. Harlander and Mrs. Lindsay Harlander Mrs. June F. Harrell Dr. Wilma M. Harrington Dr. Joseph B. Harris and Mrs. Dorothy A. Harris Mrs. Emily Byrd Harris Mr. Michael J. Harris and Ms. Deborah L. Harris Ms. Susan Harris Governor Joe F. Harris and Mrs. Elizabeth K. Harris Ms. Wendy L. Harrison Ms. Faye Harrison Dr. Robert C. Hart and Dr. Nancy Hart Hart Electric Membership Corporation Hart Telephone Company Mr. Carl H. Harter and Mrs. Joan A. Harter *Deceased
Ms. Kathleen Hartner Dr. Curt E. Harvey and Dr. Nancy L. Grayson Mr. Dave Hatcher and Ms. Julie Hatcher Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hatcher Sr. Ms. Elise Haverly Dr. Thomas H. Hawk Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Hawk Dr. Charles H. Hawkins Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins Ms. Barbara O. Hawman and Dr. Robert B. Hawman Mr. Harry W. Hayes and Mrs. Brenda W. Hayes Dr. David M. Hayes Mr. Denis Healy and Ms. Eileen Healy Dr. Michael F. Healy and Dr. Kathryn J. Roulston Ms. Maxine H. Heard Ms. Sarah L. Heath Ms. Margaret Hedeman Miss Mary T. Heffernan Mr. John Heinze and Mrs. Mona Heinze Mr. Jeffrey Henderson and Mrs. Scottie Henderson Dr. Jason A. Hendley Jr. and Dr. Betsy A. Hendley Dr. Elissa R. Henken Mrs. Mary H. Henning Mr. Kyle A. Hensel Mrs. Miriam W. Henson Mr. Eric Herbst Dr. Matthew Heric and Mrs. Dawn Heric Heritage Garden Club Ms. Nancy Hernandez and Mr. Rod Hernandez Ms. Linda Herold Dr. Ray V. Herren Ms. Judy M. Herrin Dr. William T. Herrington and Mrs. Nina A. Herrington Ms. Carol Herzog Ms. Sylvia M. Hess and Mr. George G. Hess Mr. George D. Hester and Ms. Diana Hester Dr. Renee Hewitt-Henneike and Mr. Henry F. Henneike Mr. Joseph Hewson and Mrs. Geraldine Hewson Mr. Dean Hicks and Mrs. Karin Hicks Ms. Lauren D. Higgins Ms. M. Louise Hill Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hill Jr. Mr. Jerry Hill and Mrs. Frances Hill Ms. Elizabeth Y. Hill Mr. Steven G. Hilliard and Ms. Amy L. Edwards
Mrs. Sally Cook Hilton Dr. Mary A. Hindes Ms. Susan L. Hitchcock Ms. Kimberly C. Hite Mr. Joel R. Hitt Mrs. Katherine K. Hoard Ms. Janet Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Hodges III Hoe-N in Euharlee Garden Club Ms. Laura Holden Dr. Candida L. Hollenbeck Mr. Paul Holley Mr. Robert E. Holmes and Ms. Penelope S. Crump Ms. Marguerite Holmes and Dr. William F. Holmes III Dr. Charles S. Hopkinson and Mrs. Marianita F. Hopkinson Ms. Rebecca Horne Dr. Arthur M. Horne and Mrs. Gayle Horne Mr. Foy S. Horne Jr. and Mrs. Martha V. Horne Mr. Christopher F. Hovorka Ms. Lucille Howard Ms. Wren N. Howard and Mr. Vincent Howard Mrs. Margaret Howard and Mr. Eugene H. Howard Jr. Ms. Judith Elkins Howell Mr. Dan Howington and Mrs. Eleanor Howington Dr. Robert E. Hoyt and Mrs. Patricia G. Hoyt Dr. Leon R. Hubrich and Ms. Judy Hubrich Ms. Stephanie Hudak Ms. Julie M. Hudgens-Haney and Mr. Matthew E. Hudgens-Haney Dr. Richard A. Hudson and Ms. Brenda M. Rodgers MS Mrs. Sandra J. Hudson and Dr. Cecil C. Hudson Mr. and Mrs. William C. Huff Mr. Marvin F. Hughes and Ms. Phyllis K. Hughes Dr. Elisabeth A. Hughes Mr. Neil R. Hughes and Ms. Martha Hughes Mr. Anthony B. Hughey Mr. Thomas S. Huk and Mrs. Michele A. Huk Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hull Judge Frank M. Hull and Mr. Antonin Aeck Mr. John S. Hulland and Mrs. Shelley A. Hulland Mr. Jan Hunnicutt and Mrs. Theresa Burt Hunnicutt Dr. Loren W. Hunt Jr. and Mrs. Deborah Hunt Mr. Donald R. Hunter and Ms. Karen S. Hunter Mrs. Nancy Smith Hunter and Mr. David G. Hunter
Ms. Lauralee Hunter Hunter MacLean Exley & Dunn PC Mr. Richard S. Hussey and Ms. Griscelda G. Hussey Jody Hutto Ms. Becky Hutton Ms. Amanda K. Hutton Ms. Jill Hyche Mr. Herbert D. Hyde Mr. Ken Hylander and Mrs. Virginia Hylander Dr. John Ingle and Dr. Caroline A. Ingle Ms. Carolyn Ingraham Mr. Mike Ingram and Mrs. Linda Fredrickson Ingram Inspiring Excellence Iris Garden Club Miss Gay L. Irwin Dr. Kristen M. Irwin and Ms. Jennifer Irwin Ms. Betty J. Irwin Ms. Caitlin D. Ishibashi Ms. Julie Ivarie J. Crisp Properties LLC Mr. Philip B. Jackson and Ms. Virginia R. Jackson Mr. Stuart Jackson Dr. Calvin Jackson Jr. and Ms. Sinclair Shaw Jackson Mr. Bruce E. Jacobson and Ms. Dortha F. Jacobson Mr. Randall James and Ms. Alyssa E. James Mrs. Ina J. James Mr. Larry T. James and Mrs. Sherry James James Farmer Designs James, Bates, Brannan & Groover, LLP Mr. Timothy A. Janke and Mrs. Roberta J. Janke Dr. David A. Janssen and Ms. Sayge Medlin Dr. George T. Jarrard Jr. and Mrs. Bonnie C. Jarrard* Dr. Walter A. Jarrett and Mrs. Sandy A. Jarrett Mr. Felton Jenkins III Ms. Anne Jenkins and Mr. William Keith Mr. Harry Jensby and Mrs. Gail Jensby Mr. and Mrs. James M. Jeter Laedenia Jewell Jimmy Allgood Rental, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Warren Y. Jobe John Oâ€™Kane Consulting LLC Ms. Beverly E. Johnson Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. *Deceased
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Ms. Angie Johnson Mr. Edward A. Johnson and Mrs. Liz M. Johnson Mr. Daniel J. Johnson Mrs. Cheryl P. Johnson and Mr. Steven R. Johnson Mr. Paul R. Johnson and Ms. Susan M. Johnson Mr. Farrell Johnson Mr. Willis Johnson Mr. Franklin C. Johnson and Ms. Cheryl G. Johnson Ms. Allison F. Johnson Ms. Suzanne R. Johnson Ms. Mary Johnson Ms. Theodora Johnson Dr. Joyce Johnston and Dr. Francis J. Johnston Mr. David S. Jones and Ms. Stacy Bishop Jones Mr. Fred Jones Ms. Theresa A. Jones Mr. Mack D. Jones II Mr. Harold Jones and Ms. Bonnie M. Jones Ms. Betty L. Jones Mrs. Margaret Jones Mr. Nicholas Jones and Ms. Breya Jones Mr. Steven Jones and Ms. Deana Jones Mrs. Sarah D. Jones and Mr. Alfred W. Jones III Mrs. Sandra Jordan COL William K. Jordan* and Mrs. Jeannette P. Jordan Ms. Vernie E. Joye Junior Ladies Garden Club Mr. Philip M. Juras and Ms. Elizabeth G. Gavrilles Mr. Kenneth L. Justice and Mrs. Elizabeth F. Justice Kabbage Mr. Kenneth E. Kagarise and Ms. Lunda Kagarise Dr. Rudolph L. Kagerer and Mrs. Doris E. Kagerer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Kane Ms. Danielle A. Kardon Dr. Eric M. Kardon and Mrs. Patricia Kardon Mr. Steven L. Kassay and Mrs. Nancy E. Kassay Katheryne Lynch Interiors 60
Ms. Mary L. Kau and Dr. James B. Kau Ms. Nan Kaufman Dr. Sandra E. Kays and Dr. Stanley J. Kays Professor William H. Kazez and Professor Sybilla Beckmann-Kazez Ms. Cora L. Keber Dr. Maritza S. Keen and Mr. Stephen Keen Ms. Betty Keen Mr. Ron Keenan and Mrs. Vicki Keenan Ms. Suzanne M. Keifer Mr. Francis J. Kelley Professor Catherine T. Kelly Mrs. Linda H. Kelly Ms. Toni Kelly and Mr. Jack Hagerman Kenneth B. Hodges LLC Mr. Joddie Kenny and Mrs. Doris W. Kenny Mr. Michael Kent Mr. David A. Kidd and Ms. Jane B. Kidd Mrs. Jane Kilgo Dr. Jeremy Kilpatrick and Mrs. Cardee Kilpatrick Ms. Molly Kimler Kinetic Credit Union Mr. Barrett T. King and Mrs. Elizabeth King Dr. Daniel J. King and Mrs. Beverly J. King Dr. Allen D. King Jr. and Mrs. Suzanne H. King Ms. Iva King Mr. Mark C. King and Dr. Joanne L. Maki Mr. Gregory King Ms. Linda G. King R. Bruce King and Jane K. King Mr. Steven L. Kippels and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Kippels Mr. John Kirschner and Ms. Audrone J. Kirschner Mr. James L. Kitchens and Mrs. Brenda E. Kitchens Dr. Scott A. Kleiner and Mrs. Heather S. Kleiner Dr. Stanley H. Kleven and Mrs. Kathleen B. Kleven Ms. Diane Klonowski and Mr. Frank Klonowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knappenberger Ms. Lynn Knasel and Mr. George J. Knasel Dr. David A. Knauft and Mrs. Evelyn A. Knauft Mr. John W. Knight and Mrs. Charlotte K. Knight Mr. Wyckliffe A. Knox Jr. and Mrs. Shell H. Knox Mr. J. Hardman Knox Mr. and Mrs. Davis P. Knox Mr. Frederick S. Kopp and Ms. Cindy Watlington
Dr. Robert R. Kraeling and Mrs. Lois C. Kraeling Ms. Mary T. Kramer Mrs. Carol Krom and Mr. Donald J. Krom Ms. Vicki K. Krugman and Dr. Dean M. Krugman Dr. E. G. Kuhlman and Mrs. Linda Kuhlman Mr. John A. Kujawa and Mrs. Jacqueline Kujawa Dr. James E. Kundell and Ms. Linda M. Kundell Berit Kuntz Ms. Rachel Kuntz Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Kurrie Jr. Dr. P. D. Kurtz and Ms. Gail L. Kurtz Mr. Paul M. Kurtz and Mrs. Carol P. Kurtz Mr. Nathaniel Kuykendall and Mrs. Helen Kuykendall L.E.A.D. Athens La Grange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Mr. James L. LaBoon Jr. and Mrs. Glenda LaBoon Ladies Garden Club Ladies Garden Club Athens Lady Bugs Garden Club Dr. Richard A. LaFleur and Ms. Alice T. LaFleur Ms. Jeanne Laguerre Mr. Myron D. Lair and Ms. Nancy F. Lair Mrs. Donna J. Lambert Mr. Theodore LaMontagne Mr. Kevin D. Lanclos and Ms. Amy Tisdale Lanclos Mr. Thomas S. and Mrs. Susan B. Landrum Ms. Carolina H. Lane Mr. Kevin Lang and Mrs. Rebecca Dopson Lang Dr. Jason D. Lang and Dr. Carrie A. Straight Dr. John Langone Jr. and Dr. Christine Langone Mr. and Mrs. J. Reese Lanier Lanier, Westerfield, Deal & Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lanigan Jr. Mr. Ray R. Lassiter and Mrs. Virginia D. Lassiter Mrs. Barbara W. Laughlin Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Lauth Dr. S. E. Law and Ms. Wanda P. Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lawson Jr. Ms. Anne W. Layton Mrs. Nan Richardson Leathers Mrs. Lynna J. Lee Ms. Allison Lee Ms. Donna Lee and Mr. Howard Ehni *Deceased
Mr. Donald M. Leebern Jr. and Ms. Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Mrs. Betsy Leebern Ms. Heather Leigh Leona S. Hudson Charitable Foundation Inc. Mrs. Ellen M. Lether and Professor Frank G. Lether Mr. David P. Lewis and Mrs. Jennifer Lewis Mrs. Erika G. Lewis Dr. A. Jefferson Lewis III and Mrs. Karen H. Gardner Mr. Jason Lewis Dr. Edward L. Lewis and Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis Ms. Christine A. Licata Mrs. Margaret S. Lientz and Mr. James R. Lientz Jr. Ms. Kim Limardo Ms. Catherine Lind* Mrs. Jeanne H. Lindberg Ms. Nancy R. Lindbloom Lindsay Thomas Consulting, Inc. Mr. John R. Lingard and Mrs. Andrea Lingard Mr. Henry P. Linginfelter Ms. Claudia Linkous Mr. Raymond E. Linville Dr. Lars G. Ljungdahl Mrs. Donna Lloyd Dr. W. E. Loftis and Mrs. Jan Loftis Ms. Sarah M. Lomax Mr. J. Edgar Long Ms. Molly Longstreth Mr. Bernard J. Lowenthal Jr. and Mrs. Julie Lowenthal Ms. Susan R. Lowrance Mr. William Lowry and Ms. Frances Lowry Mr. Christopher K. Luken and Ms. Emily G. Luken Lullwater Garden Club Ms. Kirsten Lundergan-Linker Ms. Sandra D. Lundy Mr. Frank Lusk Jr. and Mrs. Carol A. Lusk Mr. James M. Lutz and Ms. Patricia T. Lutz Mrs. Katheryne K. Lynch Mrs. Salena Lynch and Mr. Walter H. Lynch III Dr. Richard L. Lynch and Mrs. Genevieve A. Lynch Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, Inc. Lyndhurst Foundation Dr. Virginia M. Macagnoni Mr. Jay MacKenna Jr. and Mrs. Karla Sefcik MacKenna
Ms. Kornelia Mackowiak Macon-Bibb County Government Madora Garden Club Mr. Jonathan P. Magee Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton Magill III Magnolia Garden Club Mr. Andrew H. Mahar Ms. Shannon Maher Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Maier III Dr. Robert J. Maier and Mrs. Susan E. Maier Mr. Christopher A. Cleveland and Ms. Ania A. Majewska Ms. Linda Malawy and Mr. Andrew Malawy Mr. and Mrs. Michael Karl Malcom Dr. Kim M. Mallett Ms. Patricia Mallicote Mr. Michael Mandell Gordon and Roslyn Maner Mr. Gordon A. Maner and Ms. Megan Allen Maner Ms. Carole E. Manley Mr. Charles C. Mann and Mrs. Frances W. Mann Mrs. Janet C. Manning Mrs. Rita C. Manning Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Mansfield Mr. Richard Manwaring and Mrs. Sandy Manwaring Ms. Valerie F. Maples and Dr. Richard B. Meagher Mr. Richard H. Marbut and Mrs. Sara L. Marbut Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. Mr. John H. Markiel and Ms. Delores Markiel Ms. Donna W. Marks Ms. Helene Marotta Dr. Janet L. Martin and Dr. Roy P. Martin Miss Lamara G. Martin Mr. Douglas M. Martin and Mrs. Myra N. Martin Mr. Chris Martin Ms. Linda C. Martin Ms. Louise Martin Ms. Mimi C. Martin Mr. Kevin J. Masters Dr. Judy Masters and Dr. O. V. W. Masters Mr. John P. Mather Ms. Janice R. Matthews and Dr. Robert W. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick W. Mattox Jr. Ms. Helen Mauk
Mr. Ronnie Maulden and Ms. Rosemary Maulden Mr. Peter D. Maurer and Mrs. Angela M. Maurer Mr. John S. Maynard and Mrs. Julie L. Maynard Mr. John Mazer Mr. Thomas H. McCamy Jr. and Mrs. Judy C. McCamy Dr. and Mrs. Fred M. S. McConnel Mr. Patrick J. McConnon and Mrs. Katharine McConnon Dr. Michael T. McCord and Mrs. Kay McCord Mr. Earl V. McCorkle and Mrs. Shirley S. McCorkle Dr. Gerald L. McCormick and Ms. Julie S. McCormick Ms. Cynthia A. McCullers Ms. Martha S. McCullough and Mr. James L. McCullough Mrs. Charlotte A. McDaniel Mrs. Donita L. McDonald Ms. Catherine A. McDowell Mr. Edward D. McDowell Jr. and Mrs. Norma J. McDowell Ms. Christine K. McFaden Mrs. Jane McFerrin and Mr. Thomas S. McFerrin IV Leslie McGarrah Mr. Cormac M. McGarvey Jr. and Ms. Genie R. McGarvey Mr. Kenneth R. McGaughey and Ms. Margaret A. McGaughey Mr. Charles T. McGee and Mrs. Paula McGee Ms. Mary Ann McGourty Mrs. Bobbie J. McKeller and Mr. Bill R. McKeller Mr. David W. McKillip and Mrs. Peggy Wagener McKillip Mr. Don McKim and Mrs. Cathe McKim Mr. Byron R. McKinney Mrs. Virginia McLaren Mr. Robert D. McLeod Dr. James W. McMinn and Mrs. Eleanor McMinn Mr. John F. McMullan and Mrs. Marilyn J. McMullan Mr. Thomas R. McMullin and Mrs. Ruth R. McMullin Ms. Carolyn McNearney and Mr. Robert McNearney Mr. Thomas McNeely and Dr. Elizabeth A. McNeely McNeely Foundation, Inc. Mr. Eric A. McRae Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. McTier Dr. Laura J. Meadows Mr. Bernard J. Meineke Mr. Carlton N. Mell Jr. Mrs. Mary R. Mellein Mr. Michael Melnik and Mrs. Margaret E. Melnik Ms. Linda Melvin *Deceased
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Mrs. Halima K. Mendoza Dr. Richard Menke and Dr. Sujata Iyengar Mrs. Melissa Merlino and Mr. John D. Merlino Mr. and Mrs. Finley H. Merry Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Ms. Alexandra Mettler Mr. David H. Meyers and Dr. Dawn S. Meyers Mr. Mark Meyers and Ms. Susan M. Carter Mr. Frank J. Michel and Dr. Elizabeth W. Uhl Dr. James T. Midcap and Ms. Linda L. Midcap Dr. Karen M. Middendorf and Dr. Wayne F. Middendorf* Middle Georgia State College - Macon Mr. Larry Milam and Ms. Peggy Milam Mr. Earl H. Miller and Mrs. Eileen E. Miller Ms. Kathleen Miller Dr. James S. Miller and Mrs. Laura C. Miller Dr. Scott E. Miller and Ms. Patricia P. Miller Mr. Robert W. Millians and Mrs. Beverley F. Millians Mr. Milton Mills III and Dr. Helen Hudson Mills Mr. Edward C. Mills and Mrs. Mary Mills Dr. Penny B. Mills Mrs. Margaret A. Milner Mrs. Ward T. Milner and Mr. Thomas C. Milner Ms. Mabel Milner Mimosa Garden Club Mrs. Wilma L. Minix Mr. Sergiy Minko Ms. Iris Miracle Mr. Rene Miroy and Mrs. Eirwen Miroy Mr. Van Walker Mitchell and Mrs. Pamela A. Mitchell Mr. Richard F. Mittendorf and Mrs. Nancy K. Mittendorf Mr. John H. Mize and Dr. Marion L. Hanscome Mr. Christopher M. Moder and Ms. Stephanie Moder Ms. Christina D. Moffett Monroe Garden Club Ms. Natalia M. Montalvo Ayala Ms. Jane S. Montgomery 62
Dr. Melissa M. Montgomery Mrs. Rebecca Moon Ms. Pamela R. Moon Ms. Kula Moore* Dr. J. A. Moore and Mrs. Laura W. Moore Mrs. Carol J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Moore Dr. Clinton T. Moore and Mrs. Mary T. Moore Ms. Charlotte A. Moore Ms. Amy L. Moorhead Dr. Andrew R. Moorhead and Dr. Kaori Sakamoto Mr. Stephen M. Moorman and Ms. Nancy W. Moorman Ms. Stephanie Morales Mrs. Laura L. Morang and Dr. James E. Morang Mr. Yerger Morehead and Ms. Lynn Morehead Mr. C. L. Morehead Jr. Mr. Richard C. Morgan and Ms. Nancy F. Morgan Mr. Nelson W. Morgan Mr. Brand Morgan and Ms. Jennifer Morgan Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. Mr. Kenneth A. Morneault and Mrs. Teresa B. Morneault Dr. Lawrence A. Morris and Ms. Sue A. Lawrence Mr. William S. Morris III and Mrs. Mary E. Morris Dr. Van Morris and Dr. Libby Vassar Morris Ms. Anne F. Morris Ms. Mary E. Morris Morris Communications Company, LLC Dr. Wiley H. Morrison III and Mrs. Teresa B. Morrison Mr. Bill Morrison and Ms. Cecile Morrison Mr. Frank Morton and Ms. Beverly Morton Morton Vardeman & Carlson Mr. Larry F. Moseley and Mrs. Tommie J. Moseley Mrs. Joyce Hansard Moseley Ms. Lynne E. Moseman Ms. Gwendolyn D. Moss Mr. Timothy J. Moss and Mrs. April L. Moss Ms. Beverly Mote Mr. Wayne Moy and Ms. Jewelle Moy Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Blitch III Fund Mr. Wilbur C. Mull and Mrs. Susan Mull Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia Mr. Charles G. Murphy and Mrs. Suzanne N. Murphy Mr. Nathan A. Murphy
Miss Jon A. Murphy Mr. Jason E. Murtagh and Mrs. Mary R. Murtagh Mr. John A. Muthe and Mrs. Irene Muthe My Tribute Gift Foundation, Inc. Ms. Debbie Myers Mr. Leonard D. Myers and Ms. Robbie P. Myers Dean Daniel J. Nadenicek and Mrs. Jeanne M. Nadenicek Nancy Hart Garden Club Dr. Mary A. Nash Ms. Michele Nash National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Mr. Carter Naylor Dr. Virginia D. Nazarea Mr. Larry Neace and Ms. Elizabeth Neace Ms. Paula E. Neal and Mr. Jerry W. Neal Mrs. Shelley Neal Shaughnessy Ms. Rebecca K. Neher and Dr. Kerry M. Oliver Ms. Jennifer R. Nelson Ms. Annette Nesler Mr. and Mrs. Dink NeSmith Ms. Sharon Nester Network for Good Ms. Alison Neufeld Dr. Richard J. Neupert and Dr. Catherine M. Jones Mr. Stephen M. Nevels Ms. Emily R. Newdow James L. Newland and Dorothy Sams Newland Mr. Richard Newton and Ms. Judy Newton Mr. Alexander D. Newton Dr. Melvin G. Newton Estate* Mr. Dan Niccum Ms. Melanie Nicholas Dr. William Nicholls and Dr. Joyce Nicholls-Goudsmid Mr. Carl R. Nichols and Mrs. Kathryn J. Nichols Mr. Jerrol F. Nicholson and Ms. Dale N. Nicholson Ms. Susanna R. Nicholson Mrs. Kate Callaway Nicholson Dr. Raymond Noblet and Mrs. Gayle Noblet Dr. James P. Noe and Ms. Jane Noe Mrs. Jennifer Nolan Mr. Edward T. Noland and Mrs. Kimberly E. Noland Ms. Nina Noori North Georgia Community Foundation *Deceased
North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges Northwood Garden Club Dr. and Mrs. W. Felton Norwood Ms. Lora M. Novak The Colleen and Sam Nunn Family Foundation Ms. Frances P. Nunnally Dr. Wade L. Nutter and Mrs. Marilyn L. Nutter Ms. Lois Oakley Dr. Andrea D. Oates OB-GYN Centers, P.C. Mrs. Dorothy A. O’Brien Ms. Maureen C. O’Brien and Mr. George H. Wright Oconee Golf Company LLC Oconee Well Drillers Mr. Stewart Odendhal Mr. Jim O’Donnell Mr. Keith M. Oelke and Mrs. Lisa K. Oelke Mr. Cecil Oglesby Oglethorpe Power Corporation Ms. Jan M. Okey Dr. John Olive and Ms. Debra C. Brenner Mr. Alan Olszewski and Mrs. Sue Olszewski Ms. Karen O’Neill Orange County Community Foundation Mr. Steven R. O’Reilly and Ms. Katherine R. O’Reilly Ms. Martha Orland Mrs. Mary E. Ormond and Mr. Niko A. Ormond Ormond Family Charitable Foundation Mr. Edward D. O’Rourke Jr. and Mrs. Karen A. O’Rourke Dr. Harvey G. Ouzts and Mrs. Lillian R. Ouzts Mr. Harry E. Owens and Mrs. Glenda M. Owens Mr. Victor Owens and Ms. Cynthia Owens Mr. David J. Owens and Ms. Julia Owens Ms. Shelli Pabis Mr. John R. Packwood and Ms. Christine A. Packwood Mrs. Sally Shields Padelford and Mr. Alfred Padelford Ms. Halley Page Mr. Jerry H. Pailer Dr. Barry A. Palevitz and Ms. Francine C. Palevitz Mr. Michael Palframan and Mrs. Helga M. Palframan Mr. Thomas A. Paramore and Ms. Tonia S. Paramore Mr. Jerry Paramore and Mrs. Ann Paramore Dr. Maria C. Pardo
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Paris III Mr. Randall R. Parish Jr. and Ms. Susan D. Parish Mr. Wade B. Parker Dr. Albert J. Parker and Dr. Kathleen C. Parker Ms. Nelda D. Parker Ms. Carol H. Parker Ms. Melanie C. Parker Mr. Brian M. Parker and Ms. Sara D. Parker Dr. Marcia A. Parker Ms. Kimberly R. Parks Mr. Kenneth O. Parris and Ms. Andrea L. Parris Mrs. Carolyn E. Parsons Rupal Patel Patrick Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Christine M. Patrum and Mr. Jedidiah Patrum Mr. C. Brandon Patten Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Patterson Mr. Norman Patterson and Mrs. Janice W. Patterson Mr. David Patterson Mr. Richard J. Patterson and Mrs. Georgia Patterson Mrs. Patricia M. Patterson Ms. Karol L. Patterson Shahid Paul Mr. Victor M. Paxton and Mrs. Marcia N. Paxton Dr. Robert A. Payne and Ms. Vonceil Payne Dr. and Mrs. Larry J. Payne Ms. Mary P. Peace Ms. Vickie Peace Peach State Federal Credit Union Peachtree Garden Club Peachtree Offices at 1100, LLC Peachtree Offices at Downtown, Inc Peachtree Offices at Lenox, Inc Ms. Dyanne S. Pedersen Ms. Evelyn K. Peebles Ms. Delores Pelewski Mr. Peter O. Pellegrini and Ms. Monica Burke Mr. Christopher S. Penet Ms. Merryll S. Penson Mr. John W. Perry and Mrs. Diane Perry Mrs. Sarah Peters Mr. C. D. Peterson and Mrs. Barbara W. Peterson Mr. Larry J. Petroff and Mrs. Kay H. Petroff *Deceased
Lyndhurst gift to fund downtown revitalizations in Northeast Georgia A $100,000 gift from the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help fund projects designed to spur economic development in four Georgia communities. Eighteen landscape architecture students in the UGA College of Environment and Design began working on the first project in January in the City of Rossville. Other communities to benefit from the funding are the City of Chickamauga, the City of Chatsworth and Murray County. The projects are an outgrowth of the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership, a collaboration that supports downtown development efforts throughout Georgia. The Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership combines the resources of the Institute of Government, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Cities Foundation and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to assist city leaders’ work to foster vibrant downtowns.
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Mrs. Julianne Phlegar and Mr. David S. Phlegar III Phoebe Putney Health System Piedmont College Mr. William C. Pierson and Mrs. Jacqueline M. Pierson Ms. Cynthia L. Piha and Mr. Leonard M. Piha Pine Tree Garden Club Mr. Howard R. Pitman Mr. William A. Pittenger and Mrs. Donna D. Pittenger Mr. John Pitts and Ms. Andrea Snyder Planters Garden Club Mrs. H. E. Plummer* Mr. L. Richard Plunkett Ms. Helen H. Plymale Mr. Joshua H. Podvin Ms. Terri L. Poe Mr. and Mrs. Alec L. Poitevint Dr. Gail C. Polk Polly McLeod Mattox Interiors Mr. Paul Poninski Mr. Donald L. Poss and Mrs. Nancy P. Poss Ms. Louise Potter Mr. Michael Potter and Mrs. Barbara C. Potter Mr. Charles E. Pou and Mrs. Karen K. Pou Ms. Anna E. Powell Mr. Phil Powell and Mrs. Becky Powell Mrs. Patricia Powers Mr. Mark E. Preisinger Ms. Kathy B. Prescott and Mr. H. Grady Thrasher III Ms. Susan R. Prescott Mr. Shelly M. Prescott and Mr. Gary W. Sergent Mr. John C. Presnell and Mrs. Sally A. Presnell Ms. Jane W. Pressly and Dr. Paul M. Pressly Mr. Evan R. Elder and Ms. Victoria N. Prevatt Mrs. Suzanne Prince Dr. William F. Prokasy IV and Ms. Pamela P. Prokasy Ms. Mebane H. Pruitt and Mr. Neil L. Pruitt Jr. PruittHealth 64
Dr. Alan E. Przybyla and Mrs. Margaret Przybyla Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Mr. John V. Quackenbush and Mrs. Rebecca Quackenbush Ms. Katie E. Quilling Mr. George W. Quinn Dr. Mary E. Quinn and Mr. Robert L. Quinn Mrs. Edell Raburn Ms. Kathryn Rachels-Fowler Ms. Karen Radde and Mr. David K. Radde Mrs. Joyce Raffel Mr. and Mrs. Marbury Rainer Mr. Bill Raines and Ms. Ellen Duttweiler Rambler Rose Garden Club Ms. Pamela A. Ramey Mrs. Doris A. Ramsey Mr. Chris Randall and Mrs. Sandy Randall Mrs. Margaret Rasmussen Mr. Jimmie B. Ratledge and Mrs. Mildred F. Ratledge Dr. Mac V. Rawson Jr. and Mrs. Brenda Rawson Mr. Peter T. Ray Mrs. Jerline J. Ray Rayonier Advanced Materials Rayonier Advanced Materials (AM) Foundation Dr. Jack E. Razor and Mrs. Phyllis Razor Dr. Bryan H. Reber and Mrs. Sharon J. Reber Dr. Janet E. Rechtman Mr. Collins C. Reed Jr. and Mrs. Sherry B. Reed Mrs. Clela Dyess Reed and Dr. Lee Reed Ms. Heather C. Reed Mr. Roy H. Reeves and Mrs. Cheryle Reeves Ms. Suzanne E. Reeves Reeves Properties Ms. Mara Register Mr. Stephen A. Reichert Reidsville Garden Club Dr. Robert E. Reinert and Mrs. Shirley E. Reinert Dr. Elizabeth J. Reitz Mr. Thomas W. Remar and Mrs. Kay A. Remar Renasant Bank Ms. Sheila Revell Ms. Sally Revoile Dr. John M. Reynolds and Mrs. Ann Reynolds Reynolds Plantation Owners Assoc
Dr.* and Mrs. William H. Rhodes Jr. Mr. M. B. Rice Jr. and Mrs. Carol D. Rice Mr. Robert W. Richards and Mrs. Rose M. Richards Ms. Deborah J. Richardson Monika Schaaf Riely Dr. Pascale Riley and Mr. Ronald T. Riley Dr. and Mrs. Mark and Chris Risse RLC Donor-Advised Fund Professor David D. Roberts and Ms. Beth Roberts Mr. Peter Roberts and Mrs. Tracy Roberts Ms. Mary Roberts-Bailey Dr. Lester E. Robertson Jr. and Ms. Deirdre B. Robertson Ms. Agnes E. Robertson Mrs. Jane R. Robertson and Mr. John E. Robertson Mr. John W. Robinson and Mrs. Martha J. Robinson Ms. Melanie Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John W. Robinson Jr. Dr. Raleigh M. Robinson and Mrs. Carol Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John W. Robinson III Mr. Frank J. Rodriguez and Dr. Beverly D. Douglas Mr. Albert Roesel and Mrs. Cindy Roesel Mr. Amory A. Rogers III and Mrs. Jaqueline F. Rogers Ms. Nancy Rogers Dr. Kathleen J. Rojek and Dr. Dean G. Rojek Mr. John H. Romfh and Mrs. JoAnne H. Romfh Mr. Harold Rooker and Mrs. Yonette Rooker Mr. Frank Ros and Ms. Jan Ros Ms. Alice Rose Dr. Richard M. Rose II and Ms. Florence E. King Ms. Shelley A. Rose Rose and Dahlia Garden Club Rose Garden Club Dr. Joel Rosenstock and Dr. Madeline B. Caldwell Mr. Dana Ross and Mrs. Sarah V. Ross Ms. Catherine Roth Dr. Albert J. Rother and Mrs. Phyllis Rother Ms. Sarina L. Rousso Ms. Jeanette L. Rowe Mrs. Debra A. Rowell and Mr. William T. Rowell Ms. Melissa K. Rowell Mrs. Lucy M. Rowland Mr. Donald A. Rudzinski and Ms. Rita Rudzinski Marion P. Russell *Deceased
Mr. Edward C. Russell Dr. Garth S. Russo and Dr. Natalie D. Russo Ms. Jean H. Ryan Mrs. Abbey M. Ryss and Mr. Patrick N. Ryss Dr. William A. Said Mr. Anthony Salloum and Mrs. JoAn Salloum Mr. Stephen Samples Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Sams Jr. Sand Hills Garden Club Mr. Doug Sanders Mr. Joseph F. Sanders Jr. and Mrs. Sheila J. Sanders Mrs. Deen Day Sanders and Mr. James R. Sanders Mr. Robert B. Sanders Jr. and Dr. Diane L. Sanders Mrs. Elizabeth Kesler Sanders Ms. Kathy Sanderson and Mr. James W. Stewart Dr. Albert H. Santora and Dr. Mary C. Santora Mrs. Jan Satterfield Dr. Robert N. Saveland Dr. Karen R. Shetterley and Mr. Jeffrey Scarbrough Mr. John W. Schelhas Jr. and Mrs. Susan G. Criswell Mr. David Schell and Ms. Isabell J. Schell Mrs. Gertrude Schilsky Mr. Tim Schipper Ms. Allison J. Schnese Associate Professor John R. Schramski and Ms. Holley W. Schramski Mr. Peter R. Schreck Jr. and Mrs. Mary Schreck Mr. Marcus Schuchs Mr. Donald Schultz Ms. Virginia H. Schultz Dr. Gerrit J. Schut Jr. Ms. Jennifer Schwent Mrs. Brenda H. Scott Mr. Melvin B. Scott Jr. Ms. Barbara E. Scott Mr. Richard F. Scott and Mrs. Janet Scott Screven County Garden Club Mr. Mark Seals and Ms. Kathleen B. Seals Ms. Elizabeth Searing Ms. Kathy Seay Ms. Janie G. Seglund and Mr. John Seglund Mr. Charles Sego and Ms. Kristi D. Sego Mr. Tom Seibold and Mrs. Patti Seibold Dr. Andrew F. Seila and Ms. Jodie Seila *Deceased
AQUARIUM PAVILION In June, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant dedicated the Springer Mountain Farms Pavilion on Skidaway Island, providing a covered outdoor venue for visitors to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium. The pavilion was made possible by a gift from Gus Arrendale III and Springer Mountain Farms, which paid for construction materials for the pavilion. Volunteers from The Landings residential community on Skidaway Island constructed the facility, which has electricity and running water. The dedication was part of a day of educational activities that drew more than 150 people to the aquarium to celebrate World Oceans Day.
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Alyn R. Sells and Mrs. Rosemarie Sells Ms. Toni M. Senory Mrs. Sally Martin Sewell SG Contracting, Inc. Mr. Eric W. Shafer and Ms. Loretta Lee Mr. F. Lee Shearer Mr. Peter J. Shedd and Mrs. Margaret Shedd Mr. Carlton Sheets and Mrs. Nancy Sheets Mr. Wade M. Sheldon Jr. and Ms. Joan E. Sheldon Mr. Thomas C. Shelton Ms. Jane Shenk Ms. Ruth Shepler Mr. Benjamin S. Sheram and Mrs. Deena Sheram Ms. Annie L. Sheridan Mr. Thomas E. Shields Mrs. Virginia Shields Mr. David E. Shipley and Ms. Virginia F. Coleman Ms. Nancy Shofner Mr. W. Harold Short Mr. David Short Ms. Emily A. Shuffstall Ms. Emily J. Shumate Mr. Joel R. Siebentritt and Ms. Carter Vest Mr. Vonn Sieber and Mrs. Barbara J. Sieber Mr. Michael Siegel and Ms. Gail Siegel Dr. Michael B. Sigman and Mrs. Catharine Sigman Ms. Dale D. Sikes Dr. Daniel H. Silcox Jr. and Mrs. Caroline R. Silcox Ms. Kelly Simmons Mr. Ronnie E. Simmons and Mrs. Kathleen Simmons Mr. and Mrs. John L. Simms Mr. Joseph Simon Jr. and Mrs. Geri A. Simon Mr. Robert W. Simonton and Mrs. Stewart Simonton Ethelyn N. Simpson Mr. Gray S. Simpson Dr. O. S. Sims and Mrs. Mary H. Sims Mr. Matt A. Singer 66
Mrs. Henrietta M. Singletary Ms. Margaret H. Sinram Mr. Warren D. Sisson Jr. and Mrs. Susannah S. Sisson Mr. Daniel W. Sizemore Ms. Dana G. Skelton Ms. Claudia Skidmore Mr. and Mrs. William D. Skinner Mrs. Sarah Slappey Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Small Small Dreams Foundation Ms. Annaleigh Smith Mr. Channing S. Smith Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth R. Smith Mr. Robert K. Smith Mr. William L. Smith IV and Mrs. Dorothea Smith Mr. David A. Smith Mrs. Gail Smith and Dr. Henry M. Smith Jr. Ms. Marianne Smith Dr. Cecil L. Smith and Ms. Cher Chen Mr. George E. Smith* and Ms. Linda B. Smith Mrs. Sandra N. Smith and Mr. James L. Smith III Mr. George W. Smith Jr. and Ms. Nancy Smith Mrs. Jean S. Smith Ms. Ruth N. Smith Mrs. Celestia Smithgall Ms. Rebecca M. Smith-Pattillo Ms. Mary J. Snook Dr. Arthur A. Snow and Mrs. Jean C. Snow Mr. James A. Sommerville and Mrs. Frances D. Sommerville Mr. John D. Songster and Mrs. Nancy H. Songster Sonia Says, Inc. Soperton Garden Club Judge Marvin W. Sorrells and Mrs. Joan D. Sorrells Mr. Perry C. Sosebee and Ms. Carole Sosebee Source One Insurance and Benefits Group South Coast Bank & Trust South Rome Redevelopment Corp. Ms. Erica Spackman Mrs. Margaret R. Spalding Mrs. Brenda Morris Specketer Mr. Stephen L. Spencer and Mrs. Nicola W. Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Maurice M. Sponcler Jr. Springer Mountain Farms Mr. Michael A. Spronck and Ms. Margaret G. Agner
St. Martinâ€™s Episcopal School Dr. Eric V. Stabb and Ms. Janice E. Flory Ms. Helen C. Stacey Mr. Joe Stallings Mr. Thomas C. Stancil Mr. Frank E. Stancil Jr. and Mrs. Rosemary Stancil Stand and Stretch, LLC Mr. John Stanturf and Mrs. Eileen Stanturf Ms. Donna Staples Judge Homer M. Stark and Mrs. Mary L. Stark State Bank & Trust Company State Botanical Garden Gift Shop State Farm Companies Foundation Mr. Irving D. Steel Mr. and Mrs. James Harlan Steele Miss Sara J. Steele Ms. Sonia Steffes Mrs. Phyllis Clay Steinbeck Stephanie Everett Consulting, LLC Mrs. Lynda A. Stephenson Mr. Robert M. Stephenson and Mrs. Linda C. Stephenson Mrs. Carolyn S. Steuer Dr. Kerry D. Stewart and Mrs. Ann Fairey Miss Terry L. Stewart Mr. Tod Stewart Mr. Albert L. Stone Jr. and Mrs. Anne Stone Ms. Vivienne S. Stopper Ms. Katy Storer Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Storey Ms. Helen Stowe Ms. Penny Stowe Mr. Rudy Strickland Ms. Andrea Strickland Ms. Mary Strickland Mr. Thomas E. Strickland and Mrs. Margaret Strickland Mr. Joel E. Sturdivant Sr. Ms. Cynthia A. Sullivan Mr. Albert C. Sullivan and Mrs. Linda P. Williams Ms. Diana D. Summers and Mr. Moody C. Summers IV Mr. Paul E. Sumner and Ms. Amy R. Heidt Mr. Edward D. Sumner Jr. and Mrs. Georgiana Sumner SunTrust Bank, Inc. Judges David R. Sweat and Kay A. Giese *Deceased
Ms. Janet Swift Mr. Joseph F. Symons Jr. and Mrs. Regina Symons Synovus Financial Corporation TailsSpin Mr. David H. Tanner Ms. Isabelle D. Tapley Ms. Bonnie Tappan and Mr. Tom Tappan Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Tarbutton Mr. Kevin J. Tarner and Ms. Rachel A. Hughes Mr. Nathan H. Tartak Dr. Mary J. Tate Mr. Oliver Tattan and Mrs. Theresa T. Tattan Ms. Emily Tatum and Mr. Joey Tatum Ms. Terry D. Tatum and Mr. Jerry L. McCollum Mr. Edward Taylor Ms. Linda Tedrow Mr. Jack R. Templeton and Mrs. Michele Templeton Mrs. Elinor Terrell Terrell Family Foundation Mrs. Elaine J. Thacker The Alex and Janet Patterson Fund The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Bishop Law Firm The Broadfield Foundation The Colleen & Sam Nunn Family Foundation The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. The Creel-Harison Foundation The David and Gail Kurtz Fund The Designerâ€™s Club The Dot and Lam Hardman Family Foundation, Inc. The Downs Family Fund The Evitt Foundation, Inc. The Fickling Family Foundation The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. The Piedmont Gardeners, Inc. The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust The Todd Emily Community Fund The Wildflower Bunch Garden Club The Wilheit Family Foundation Fund Mr. Robert E. Theis and Mrs. Nancy L. Theis Mr. Daniel P. Thoman and Ms. Linda Thoman
Dr. Roger K. Thomas Jr. and Mrs. Anne O. Thomas Mrs. Jeanette Thomas Dr. Emory M. Thomas and Mrs. Fran M. Thomas Mrs. Patricia B. Thomas Mr. Bill J. Thomas and Mrs. Petty Thomas Mr. Lindsay Thomas and Mrs. Nancy Thomas Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Ms. Julie K. Thompson and Mr. Theodore B. Thompson Ms. Michele M. Thompson Dr. Robert E. Thompson and Mrs. Mary S. Thompson Mrs. Lyn Thornton Dr. Sue Thrasher Dr. Ernest D. Threadgill and Mrs. Anne Threadgill Ms. Elizabeth Thurmond Mrs. Helen E. Tillman and Mr. Mike Tillman Dr. Billups P. Tillman and Mrs. Regina Tillman Mr. Thomas M. Tillman Jr.* and Mrs. Mary C. Tillman Dr. Richard H. Timberlake Jr. and Mrs. Hildegard W. Timberlake Mr. Jesus A. Tirado and Ms. Amy E. Zvonar Ms. Patricia K. Titus Ms. Amy K. Tobin Mr. Thomas Toles Mr. Mark E. Toomey and Dr. Judith Preissle Mr. Jim Topple and Mrs. Anne Topple Mr. Robert Toth and Ms. Ann Toth Mr. William R. Towler Jr. and Ms. Elizabeth B. Irby Town and Country Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Tony D. Townley Mr. Bruce N. Travis and Mrs. Jane Travis Mrs. Wimberly W. Treadwell and Judge Marc T. Treadwell Ms. Jane Trentin Ms. Charlotte A. Trice Mrs. Betty J. Trotochaud and Mr. Terry E. Trotochaud Mr. Robert M. Trulock and Mrs. Anne L. Trulock Mr. Ronald Tucker and Mrs. Patricia Tucker Tucker Rowan Bishop Charitable Foundation Fund Tull Charitable Foundation Inc. Mr. Michael J. Tully and Ms. Carole J. Tully Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turbidy Mr. Michael Turner and Mrs. Barbara Turner Ms. Barbara Turner Dr. Patricia Turner Dr. Pamela R. Turner
Mr. John C. Ulrich Jr. Mr. Charles V. Underwood Jr. and Dr. Patricia Bell-Scott United Parcel Service Dr. Henry G. Utley and Mrs. Elaine H. Utley Mrs. Beverly J. Valencic and Mr. Milan D. Valencic Mrs. Patricia Van Gorder Ms. Phyllis E. Van Gotum Mr. John A. Vanderlip and Mrs. Jemmie W. Vanderlip Mrs. Melissa Vasenden and Dr. Nels A. Vasenden Dr. Julie Velasquez Runk Ms. Lauren L. Venditto and Mr. Joseph G. Venditto Mr. Thomas W. Ventulett and Mrs. Elizabeth P. Ventulett Mr. and Mrs.* W. Jerry Vereen Ms. Mimi H. Vickers Dr. Frank B. Vinson and Mrs. Ann Vinson Mrs. Reginald Graham Vipperman Dr. Trina Johnson von Waldner T. Rogers Wade and Marcia Bryan Wade Dr. Gary L. Wade and Mrs. Dorothy S. Wade Ms. Cynthia E. Walker Dr. Randal L. Walker and Dr. Jean E. Chin Mrs. Nelle C. Walker Mr. James A. Walker Jr. and Mrs. Clare G. Walker Mr. William A. Walker and Mrs. Anne W. Walker Mrs. Sharon E. Walker Dr. Robert B. Walker and Dr. Martha L. Walker Ms. Doris Walker Ms. Yvonne Walker Ms. Sandra Walker Mr. Jim Walker Mrs. Dianne D. Wall Mr. Fred L. Wallace and Mrs. Linda W. Wallace Ms. Nancy Wallace Mrs. Clara S. Waln Walt Disney Company Dr. Jonathan N. Ward and Dr. Holly M. Ward Dr. Oliver B. Ware Pat Ware Mr. James C. Warnes II and Mrs. Carol A. Warnes Mr. Michael D. Warren Ms. Patricia Warrington Mr. Michael Wasko Dr. Rick Waters *Deceased
2016 Honor Roll of Donors Mr. John S. Waters III* and Ms. Deborah C. Waters Watkinsville Garden Club Mr. George H. Watson Jr. and Mrs. Nancy Watson Ms. Mary L. Watson and Mr. Ray Watson Lawrence E. and Katherine Weatherford Dr. Dera Weaver Mr. Joseph M. Webber Mr. Bill Webster Mr. John B. Weck and Mrs. Gloria P. Weck Mrs. Gene Weeks Ms. Meredith Welch and Mr. Bill Costa Mr. Roy A. Welch and Mrs. Jean B. Welch Mrs. Nancy Welch Dr. Todd Applegate and Ms. Andrea Wellnitz Mrs. Virginia Wells Wells Fargo Bank Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. Gene Wengert Mr. David B. Wenner and Mrs. Helen B. Wenner Mrs. Lucille West Mr. Christopher M. West and Mrs. Kathy West Ms. Jeanne Whatley Dr. Emily E. Wheeler Dr. Stuart J. Whipple Ms. Wanda M. White Mr. Jim White Mr. Bobby J. White and Ms. Rita White Mrs. Louise White Mr. Billy R. White Jr. and Mrs. Cynthia White Dr. William B. Whitman and Dr. Paula J. Schwanenflugel Ms. Kimberly J. Whitmoyer Ms. Jennifer Whitney LTC George M. Whitton and Mrs. Elizabeth T. Whitton Dr. R. G. Wiggans and Mrs. Mary L. Wiggans Mr. Thomas B. Wight III Mr. Thomas B. Wight Jr. Ms. Wanda C. Wilburn 68
Mr. Louis R. Wild Jr. Dr. Susan B. Wilde and Dr. Henry D. Wilde Mrs. Susan Wilde and Mr. Edward D. Wilde Dr. Shannon Wilder Mr. and Mrs. Buck Wiley III Dr. W. Thomas Wilfong Mr. Philip A. Wilheit Sr. and Mrs. Mary Hart Wilheit Mr. Philip A. Wilheit Jr. and Ms. Addie Wilheit Ms. Mona L. Wilkes and Mr. Tim Wilkes Ms. Terri Wilkes and Mr. Greg Wilkes Mr. Robert L. Wilkes and Mrs. Frances R. Wilkes Mr. Earl B. Willhoit Mr. Daniel K. Williams LTC Stephen B. Williams and Mrs. Ashley Williams Ms. Geraldine H. Williams Mrs. Suzanne B. Williams Mr. Claude Williams Jr. and Dr. Charlotte Leverett Williams Ms. Mary P. Williams Dr. F. Wen Williams Ms. Jackie Williams Ms. Amanda A. Williams Mr. Ronald T. Williams and Mrs. Dorothy Williams Mr. Walter G. Williams and Mrs. Susan C. Williams Dr. John S. Willis and Dr. Judith H. Willis Mr. Keith C. Wilson and Mrs. Therese C. Wilson Ms. Joan Wilson Ms. Kassi Wilson Ms. Avis B. Winfield Mr. William T. Wingfield and Mrs. Joy W. Wingfield Mr. Robert Winthrop II and Dr. Carol V. Winthrop Winthrop Foundation of Athens Georgia Ms. Linda Wistrom Mrs. Carol Witherell and Mr. Allen S. Witherell Mr. Wesley E. Wittich and Mrs. Linda Wittich Ms. Sandra Wolf Mr. Robert Wolf and Mrs. Carol Wolf Mr. Jack Wolfe Dr. Marilyn P. Wolf-Ragatz Ms. Phillis Wolk Mr. Bob Woodall and Mrs. Andrea Woodall Ms. Rosemary C. Woodel Ms. Charlene Woodham Mr. Thomas S. Woodruff
Mr. David O. Woodruff and Mrs. Nancy W. Woodruff Mr. John R. Woods and Ms. Janet Woods Ms. Erin K. Woodsmall and Mr. Adam C. Woodsmall Ms. Paige E. Word Dr. Theresa A. Wright and Mr. Chris A. Godfrey Ms. Janet L. Wright Dr. John K. Wunderlich and Mrs. Shirl Wunderlich Dr. Nina Wurzburger Dr. Robert E. Wyatt and Dr. Ann H. Stoneburner Xerox Corporation Ms. Shibo Xu Mr. Robert Yager and Mrs. Janet Yager Mr. Harold York Dr. William S. York and Mrs. Nancy A. York Rev. Patricia W. York Mr. Dennis R. Young Mr. Benjamin N. Young and Mrs. Katherine Young YourCause, LLC Ms. Patricia Zaghi Ms. Madeline Zavodny Mr. Garnett E. Zeagler Jr. and Mrs. Linda Smillie Zeagler Ms. Denise Zevos Zoetis Inc. Mr. Artur Zorka and Mrs. Maria Zorka Mr. Raymond L. Zwaagstra and Mrs. Alice F. Zwaagstra *Deceased
Donors are recognized unless anonymity is requested. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy; however, if we have made an error or if biographical information has changed, please let us know by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at (706) 542-6167.
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PUBLIC SERVICE AND OUTREACH UNITS u The ARCHWAY PARTNERSHIP establishes long-term relationships with selected communities to identify the issues they face and then coordinates UGA faculty, staff and other resources to help them address their community and economic development needs. Eight counties in Georgia participate; four have alÂready graduated from the program. Rob Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-542-1098 u The CARL VINSON INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT provides training and development, specialized assistance and data-driven studies to help governments throughout Georgia and the world become more efficient, more responsive and better managed. Laura Meadows, email@example.com, 706-542-6192 u The CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION & HOTEL is a 300,000-square-foot, comprehensive public service educational unit that annually enrolls more than 100,000 adults in its on-site and distance-learning programs. Other activities for the campus, community and state serve an additional 100,000 people each year. Dawn Cartee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-542-3451 u The J.W. FANNING INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT works with communities, nonprofits, professional associations and youth to help develop knowledgeable, skilled and committed leadership that will enhance community and economic development in Georgia communities, the nation and beyond. Matt Bishop, email@example.com, 706-542-6201 u MARINE EXTENSION AND GEORGIA SEA GRANT works to increase the efficiency of existing marine industries, to identify new industries that do not harm the environment and to increase public awareness and understanding of coastal ecosystems. The programs delivered through locations in Athens, Atlanta and on the coast extend economic and cultural benefits throughout the state and region. Georgia Sea Grant sponsors research that addresses problems unique to Georgia as well as other research that has a national scope. Mark Risse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-542-5956 u The OFFICE OF SERVICE-LEARNING supports UGA faculty members in increasing and expanding service-learning opportunities for students in campus-based and study abroad courses. The unit also cultivates community-based partnerships that respond to expressed community needs. The Office of Service-Learning reÂports to the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. Shannon Wilder, email@example.com, 706-542-0535
u The SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides a wide range of educational opportunities to small business owners, potential entrepreneurs and community leadership organizations that support efforts to create, sustain or expand business ventures. Allan Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-542-2762
u The STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA provides the public and UGA faculty and students opportunities for education, research and events through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. Wilf Nicholls, email@example.com, 706-542-6131
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