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Delene Porter serves as the President and CEO of the Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) which stewards $1.9 million in philanthropic resources on behalf of businesses, families, and local nonprofits in the Athens region. As a “promoter of philanthropy” and “catalyst for positive change,” the community foundation works with community leaders to facilitate strategic grantmaking and increase collaboration and capacity among nonprofit organizations.
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Albany, GA — Following a six-month study of PK-16 education in Albany-Dougherty County, the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute and Carl Vinson Institute presented their findings on Thursday evening, December 11.
Athens, Ga. – The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia has appointed 17 leaders from across the state to serve on its new advisory board.
The board will help guide the strategic direction of the Institute in fulfilling its mission of strengthening communities and organizations through leadership development, training and education.
Athens, Ga. — A ceremony dedicating an original Lamar Dodd painting will be held on Monday, September 29 at 2 pm in the Fanning Building.
The painting is a gift to the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development from Sibyle Fanning Jenks in honor of her parents, J.W. Fanning and Cora Lee Fanning.
The Institute is named J.W. Fanning, who was UGA’s first vice president for services. He made significant contributions to agriculture, the university and leadership development across the state.