The Board of Directors of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is pleased to announce a planned leadership succession for the 2017-18 fiscal year that will begin on July 1, 2017. Kari Brown Love, Vice-President of Development and Communications will become the organization’s CEO. The organization will continue to follow its current strategic approach to fundraising, board development and collective impact funding to overcome the identified barriers that hold women and girls in the cycle of poverty.
Kari Brown Love joined The Atlanta Women’s Foundation in February 2014 as Vice President of Development and Communications, continuing her 23-year career as a leader in the Atlanta non-profit and broadcast communities. Kari Brown Love is a native East Cobber, having lived here her entire life. She attended Brumby Elementary and graduated from Wheeler High School. She is married to Robbie Love. They have two children – Robert, 10, and Anna Grace,7, who both attend Eastvalley Elementary School.
Over the past four years, AWF has been on a trajectory of successful fundraising, producing record events like the 2016 Numbers Too Big to Ignore luncheon that raised nearly $1.1 million to fund programs and services that help move low-income Atlanta women and girls into economic self-sufficiency.
Of great note is the impact AWF now has on the community. In 2016, AWF empowered over 3,304 women & girls with new skills, training or mental health support through of our strategic grant making. In addition to grant making, AWF advocated for policy change by illustrating the economic case to increase childcare subsidies for families in need. AWF, working in concert with other organizations, prompted changes in state policy to expand childcare subsidies. AWF also trained more than 167 women through their Women on Board program to sustain a greater community impact by increasing the number of women serving on nonprofit boards.
This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 22. Click HERE to access the digital edition.