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Atlanta Foundations Forum
Monday, May 08, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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The Atlanta Foundations Forum invites you to
SunTrust Park – the new home of the Atlanta Braves!

Monday, May 8, 201712:00pm–1:30pm (ET)

Co-hosted by the BravesFoundation and the SunTrust Foundation


Join the Atlanta Foundations Forum on Monday, May 8, at the new home of the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park. The Braves and SunTrust have partnered in many ways, from a new ballpark to reading programs, to developing a sports-themed financial literacy curriculum for high school students.

Together, the foundations saw a need to address financial literacy because only half of Americans report feeling financially secure, and that rises to 71 percent for those with an income of $25,000 or less. Currently, 40 percent of Americans do not have $2,000 saved for an emergency and that jumps to 60 percent for millennials. 46 percent of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. A strong grounding in financial literacy is a crucial element in building self-sufficiency and financially stabilizing individuals and families. 

Many organizations in metro Atlanta are addressing financial literacy issues, from educating students to prevent problems to working with individuals to move their life from trauma to strength. Please join the Braves and SunTrust Foundations as we discuss this issue with our panel of speakers. Optional tours of SunTrust Park will be offered at the end of the program.


 · Darren Ash, Executive Director of Common Wealth Charlotte & Senior Advisor for Common Wealth Athens
 · Jack Harris, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Georgia
 · Chris CannonProgram Manager, Georgia Council on Economic Education


Event Details: 

 · Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
 · Time: Registration begins at 11:30am; lunch and program will run from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
 · Location: SunTrust Park - 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta GA 30339.

Parking Details: 

SunTrust Park is located at 655 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. Attendees should park in the Delta parking deck and enter the stadium through the 3rd Base Gate, located directly across from the Delta deck. Upon entering the stadium, use the double doors to your right for the SunTrust Club. Take the elevator down to Field Level. Exit the elevator to your right and follow the hallway around to the SunTrust Club entrance on your left, just past the Delta 360 club. Click here to access a map of the area surrounding the stadium, including the Delta parking deck.

For more information regarding this event, please contact
Will Kauffman, SECF's Programs & Partnerships Associate.

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.