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About the Foundation Center-Atlanta

Welcome to the Foundation Center-Atlanta, one of five library/learning centers operated by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The Center's mission to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world is accomplished in part through the free information and grantseeker training offered to the public at our Atlanta library/learning center. We've been serving the nonprofit community of Georgia and the Southeast since 1994.

Our Staff

Val Porter
(404) 880-0094 x20

Asia M. Hadley
Training Coordinator
(404) 880-0094 x15

Joanne Kepics
Regional Training Coordinator
(404) 880-0094 x14

Stephen Sherman
Reference Librarian
(404) 880-0094 x16

Louise Milone
Library Clerk
(404) 880-0094 x17

Elyse Klova
Program Associate
(404) 880-0094 x21


For questions about Atlanta area training or to arrange something for your metro Atlanta group, contact:
Asia M. Hadley, Training Coordinator

For questions about Southeast training or to arrange something for your Southeast group, contact:
Joanne Kepics, Regional Training Coordinator

For administrative or donation information contact:
Val Porter, Director


Our Advisory Board

In 1994, members of the Atlanta community were asked to serve on an advisory committee to ensure that the new library was responsive to the needs and interests of the community. The committee currently includes foundation executives, directors of large and small nonprofits, corporate giving managers, fundraising executives and consultants.


Ms. Lizzy Smith (Chair)
Grants Officer
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Mr. Joe Arnold
Senior Vice President
SunTrust Bank

Ms. Miranda P. Austin
Vice President
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Ms. Donna Buchanan
Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

Ms. Susan Carter
Executive Director
Georgia Power Foundation

Ms. Kristina Christy
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Ms. Nikki Tucker Estes
Program Director, Presenting and Touring
South Arts

Mr. Greg Gerhard
Director of Grantmaker Education & Strategic Partnerships
Southeastern Council of Foundations

Ms. Leslie Gordon
Rialto Center for the Arts
Georgia State University

Mr. Len Al Haas
Haas Consulting LLC

Ms. Jane Hardesty
Executive Director
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation

Ms. Deva Hirsch
Executive Director
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

Ms. Millie Irizarry
Chief Executive Officer
Latin American Association

Ms. Lisa Kennedy, CFRE
Director of Stakeholder Relations
Bobby Dodd Institute

Ms. Deborah Ryan
Vice President of Philanthropy
Atlanta Women’s Foundation

Ms. Jocelyn Schiedel
Corporate Community Outsourcing

Mr. Robert Smulian
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Ms. Rachel Epps Spears
Executive Director
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Mr. David D. Weitnauer
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Ms. Joyce Yamaato
Vice President and Philanthropic Consultant
Wells Fargo Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services

Dr. Dennis R. Young
Ramsey Professor of Private Enterprise
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University


Our Donors

We are grateful to the following donors for their annual support that makes our free library/learning center services possible.

Atlanta Donors 2010

Independent Foundations
J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
J. B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc.
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland
Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc.
The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
The Pittulloch Foundation
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
The Springs Close Foundation, Inc.
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.
The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Corporate Donors
Equifax Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
The Rockdale Foundation, Inc.
The UPS Foundation
Wells Fargo

Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater
Atlanta, Inc.

Operating Foundation
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation*

Public Charity
The Halle Foundation

Ms. Joyce Yamaato*

*Denotes new donor

Please see also a complete list of campaign donors for our national and regional capacity-building initiatives.

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Open 10:00am-8:00pm
first Tuesday and last
Thursday of every month

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50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30303-2914


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