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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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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.
Athens, Ga. - What do playgrounds, school lunches, vaccinations, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps have in common? They all contribute to a community's ability to help its residents get healthy and stay healthy, sometimes called a culture of health.
At the State of Public Health Conference held at UGA on Sept. 10, UGA's College of Public Health and J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development unveiled a joint initiative designed to engage community leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of health in their communities.