Spring 2007 Issue - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

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Spring 2007 Issue - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

52656 gah02 spring news d 3/14/07 1:49 PM Page 3Homes for the HolidaysLast November, two AtlantaHabitat homebuyers were recipientsof the Warrick Dunn Foundation'sHomes for the Holidays program. Theprogram helps single mothers withdown payment assistance, in thiscase, $5,000 for each of the families.They also filled the new homes witheverything a first-time homeownerneeds, from new furniture and appliancesto towels, dishes, garden toolsand even food in the refrigerator.Both families also received a newcomputer. Amazingly, this was all acomplete surprise for the homebuyers.The newly decorated homeswere revealed to them at a ceremonyat their homes led by Warrick Dunn.Martha Renderos is a single motherwho has worked as a nanny inAtlanta for 10 years. Her three sonseach had their own room decorated,one complete with Falcons décor.David, 16, plays on his high schoolsoccer team and volunteered on theconstruction of his home. Jose, 13,was excited to meet Warrick Dunnbecause he is a big fan of what hisfamily calls “American football.”Samuel, 8, was delighted to find hisown goldfish in his new bedroom.Sheronda Russell and her 10-yearolddaughter, Shontika, were alsoselected. Sheronda works full-timeas an administrative assistant and isalso a full-time college student.Shontika earns good grades at KIPPWays Academy and was ecstatic tofind her new bedroom in purplesand pinks, just as she had dreamed.As a huge Falcons fan, Sheronda wasspeechless when she first metWarrick Dunn.Sheronda Russell and her daughter, Shontika, areexcited to meet Warrick Dunn – and they had noteven seen their fully furnished home yet!©Warrick Dunn FoundationMartha Renderos in complete shock over the generosityof Warrick Dunn as she sees her fully furnishedhome for the first time.Atlanta Habitat nominated thehomebuyers, who were selected in acompetitive process for their dedicationto achieving financial independenceand providing for their families.Last year’s ceremonies marked animportant milestone. It was the fifthyear that Atlanta Habitat had participatedwith a total of six homebuyershaving been selected for the WarrickDunn Homes for the Holidays program.©Warrick Dunn FoundationCapital Campaign Goal Exceeded by $2 MillionAtlanta Habitat is excited toannounce that we exceeded the initial$4 million goal of the For Our Future:Building houses, building hope CapitalCampaign, raising more than $6 million.The success of this campaignCapital Campaign CommitteeJ. Ron Terwilliger – CampaignChair, Dan W. Boone III, DannyBranch, Adrienne Findley, JohnGoff, Katharine W. Kelley, AmyMacklin, Dan Maddox, Larrie DelMartin, John S. McColl, LynnMerrill, Linda G. Parrish, MarkPighini, Melanie Platt, Barbara M.Reid, Kevin G. Salwen, JackSenterfitt and Polly Simpson.was due in large part to four $1 milliondonations, including the lead giftfrom J. Ron Terwilliger, Chairmanand CEO of Trammell CrowResidential, who served as CampaignChair. Terwilliger states, “TheAtlanta community demonstrated itscommitment to providing affordablehomeownership opportunities in theCity with its overwhelming supportof Atlanta Habitat’s For Our FutureCapital Campaign. Thanks to thegenerosity of the philanthropic community,Atlanta Habitat is better positionedto help Atlanta familiesachieve the American dream ofhomeownership and economic security.”With $5 million in hand to acquireland at today's prices, Atlanta HabitatPage 3will have affordable land on which tobuild for seven to 10 years and willcontinue to offer affordable homeownershipopportunities to workingfamilies. In addition to creating aProperty Bank, $1 million will beused to replenish the Faith andCommunity Partnership Fund. TheFund offsets the sponsorship fees forfaith-based home builds, allowingmore churches, synagogues, mosquesand other congregations to partner tohelp Atlanta families achieve theirdreams of homeownership.We are deeply grateful to the volunteerswho led the CapitalCampaign and made it a remarkablemilestone for the organization and,most importantly, future homebuyers.


52656 gah02 spring news d 3/14/07 1:49 PM Page 4And the 2006 Golden Hammer Award Goes To …With thousands of dedicateddonors, volunteers and sponsors, itis difficult to identify only one outstandingsupporter to receive theGolden Hammer Award. In 2006,Atlanta Habitat was grateful for twoshining stars, King & Spalding andLinda Parrish, director of communityaffairs at King & Spalding. “It wasan honor to present the GoldenHammer Award to both recipients.Their contributions have beenextraordinary and have had a directimpact on many of Atlanta Habitat’ssuccesses,” statesLarrie Del Martin,executive director.King &Spalding has beena loyal supporterof Atlanta Habitatsince the early90’s, building theirfirst house in 1993and their seventhhouse in 2006.The late PeteDaniel, a King &Spalding attorney,served on theReStore Celebrates Five YearsThe Atlanta Habitat ReStore celebratedfive years in business with asale in mid-January. The ReStoreopened its doors in December 2001and has been great source of new andgently used home improvementmaterials, home accessories and otherbuilding supplies ever since.The ReStore is unique from traditionalretail stores; all proceeds benefitAtlanta Habitat. In five years, theReStore has grossed more than$1 million in sales, helping to offsetadministrative costs, allowing moremoney to be allocated to buildingaffordable homes for working familiesin Atlanta. The ReStore concept isan environmental initiative of Habitatfor Humanity, preventing perfectlyusable materials from ending up inThe Golden Hammer Award,established in 2002, recognizesa person or organizationthat demonstrates outstandingdedication toaffordable homeownershipand an enduring commitmentto Atlanta Habitat.Previous Recipients2005 Clark Howard2004 Phil Bradley2003 Winnie Daniell2002 Peter ShippBoard for several years. In additionto house sponsorships and Boardleadership, they also provide probono legal services. During the earlyyears of the partnership, King &Spalding presided over more than100 closings and, currently, throughtheir Will Project, offer free estateplanning to homeowners. Last summer,their generous donation of 16floors of office furnishings andequipment resulted in more than$63,000 in net proceeds to AtlantaHabitat. King & Spalding exemplifiesa companycommitted toAtlanta Habitat,affordable homeownershipand thegreater good of thecommunity.Linda Parrishhas demonstrated astrong commitmentto the partnershipbetween the twoorganizations. Sheoversees and managescommunityoutreach and prolandfills and offering them to thepublic at reduced prices. This initiativesupports Atlanta Habitat’s commitmentto protecting the environment,which it advances by buildingenergy-efficient, EarthCraft certifiedhouses.The ReStore’s inventory consists ofhousehold items that have beendonated by well-known quality manufacturers,retail stores, builders andindividuals. Merchandise is discountedup to 75% off retail prices. It isopen to the public. Store hours will beexpanded and 4,000 square feet willbe added in late spring. For detailson inventory, donating, volunteering,store hours and directions, go towww.atlantahabitat.org, click on“ReStore” or call 404-525-2115.Page 4(L-R) Larrie Del Martin, Clark Howard, LindaParrish and Mason Stephenson, managing partneraccepting the award on behalf of King &Spalding.bono activities for the firm. She hasoverseen King & Spalding’s housesponsorships and is crucial in guidingtheir involvement. She has beena board member for nearly nineyears, serving on the strategic planningcommittee and as Vice-Chairand Chair. She is also a loyal memberof Foundation 1000. She played a stellarrole in raising funds for theCapital Campaign and was a criticalcomponent to its success. Eventhough she is serving her last year onthe Board, she will continue toremain actively engaged with themission of Atlanta Habitat.Congratulations toLarrie Del Martinfor 10 years ofdedication and service toAtlanta Habitat!A Little Gem Magnolia treewas planted at the office in herhonor by staff.©Ellis Vener


52656 gah02 spring news d 3/14/07 1:49 PM Page 6$1,000,000A Friend of Atlanta HabitatKendeda FundMr. J. Ron TerwilligerJoseph B. WhiteheadFoundation$500,000 - $999,999AGL Resources$100,000 - $499,999Dan and Merrie Boone, IIISartain Lanier FamilyFoundationThe Tull CharitableFoundation$50,000 - $99,999A Friend of Atlanta HabitatRichard and Muffet ArrollJames M. Cox Foundation ofGeorgiaThe Rich FoundationThe Estate of Elizabeth LolaRogersKevin Salwen and Joan KingSalwenThe Wachovia FoundationSue WielandThe Vasser WoolleyFoundation, Inc.Capital Campaign DonorsThanks to strong leadership from the Capital Campaign Committee and generous support from the following donors, AtlantaHabitat exceeded its goal by 50%. We are honored and grateful for such support!Dave FM continued from page 1evident through their tireless work,not only during the auction, butthroughout the year preparing tomake last year’s event such aremarkable success,” stated AmyMacklin, director of developmentand communications.$25,000 - $49,999Atlanta FoundationRonald Canakaris FoundationR. Howard Dobbs, Jr.FoundationAdrienne and Norman FindleyGeorgia-Pacific FoundationJohn H. & Wilhelmina D.Harland CharitableFoundationPhillip Bradley and CathyHarperThe Imlay FoundationDan and Joan PattilloDavid, Helen and MarianWoodward Fund$10,000 - $24,999Chip and Mary BentonSunTrust Directed Funds: TheFlorence C. and Harry L.English Memorial FundJohn and Mary FranklinFoundationJohn and Kathleen GoffHardin ConstructionCompanyThe Lattner FamilyFoundationPage 6John MayoueJohn and Lee McCollThomas and Gayle McMahonRandy PirkleThe Thomas H. Pitts TrustJack PortmanIda Alice Ryan CharitableTrustCharlie and Polly SimpsonLeonard WoodUp to $9,999Ms. Jane C. BarwickMichael and Chiquita BoardThe Frances Hollis BrainFoundationMr. and Mrs. Danny BranchH. James and Celest DallasThe Robert S. ElsterFoundationMs. Louise FranklinJacquelyn GoodmanThe Greene-SawtellFoundationMary Ryan and Henry G.Kuhrt FoundationA.J. and Lynne LandScott and Emilie LongMary N. LongAmy Macklin and ErikSpeakmanDan and Deborah MaddoxLarrie Del and Joe MartinRay and Mary MaynardArt and Angela McClungAlan and Lynn MerrillTrey and Linda ParrishBill and Brooke PendletonMark and Jennifer PighiniMac and Melanie PlattDon and Karen RamonRon and Barbara ReidJohn R. SeydelJohn and Jill SeymourJim and Jane SibleyKaren StickneySunTrust Bank AtlantaFoundationRodney and Ruby SwannThompson VentulettStainback & AssociatesThe Mark and EvelynTrammell FoundationElizabeth N. WhitakerGreg Worthy and DawneMorganListing as of 2/6/2007. Please call 404-223-5180, ext. 114, to notify us of any errors or omissions.Naming Atlanta Habitat in yourwill is a wonderful way to leave alasting legacy to families and theAtlanta community. You can setaside a specific dollar amount orleave a percentage of your estate.There are additional bequestoptions such as real estate, retirementaccounts and paid life insurancepolicies that also provide taxbenefits. Consult your financialadvisor to make arrangements forsuch gifts.It is with deep gratitude that wethank the Estate of Elizabeth LolaRogers for a recent bequest.We are also thankful for thethoughtfulness and generosity ofthose who have named AtlantaFirm FoundationsHabitat in their estate plans and are,therefore, members of FirmFoundations:Jeanette AllenAnonymous (3)Sharon ColemanRobert and Iris EskewLewis and Faye MandersonReverend Nancy NoblinDr. Waltraut J.H. SteinVirginia WohlfordSuch generosity will help buildhomes and communities well intothe future. If you have named orwould consider naming AtlantaHabitat as a beneficiary of yourestate, please contact Amy Macklin,director of development, at 404-223-5180, ext. 128.


52656 gah02 spring news d 3/14/07 1:49 PM Page 7Mayor Speaks at Foundation 1000 EventAtlanta Habitat hosted itsannual Foundation 1000Reception at the GeorgiaAquarium in November2006. We had much to celebratethat evening includingthe success of the For OurFuture: Building houses,building hope CapitalCampaign and two GoldenHammer Award winners,King & Spalding and LindaParrish. The festive moodwas enhanced by the beautifulvenue, wonderful horsd’oeuvres, lovely centerpiecesdonated by Connor’sFlorist and our enthusiasticguest speakers: MayorShirley Franklin, ClarkHoward and RonTerwilliger.We thank our generousMayor Shirley Franklin,featured speaker, and Al Byrd,CEO of The Byrd Alliance Group.Larrie Del Martin laughs as ClarkHoward recalls his most memorableexperiences of his house builds.supporters who attended the event as well as our veryspecial event sponsors: AGL Resources, BestBank,Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Georgia Power,Kaiser Permanente and Sutherland Asbill & BrennanLLP. Without their financial support, this occasionwould not have been possible. To see more photographsof the reception, go to www.atlantahabitat.org and clickon “Events.”©Ellis Vener ©Ellis VenerMonthly Giving: Simple and EffectiveAtlanta Habitat’s Carpenters Club offers donors a convenientand uncomplicated way to sustain affordablehousing in the City of Atlanta. For Carpenters Club members,a monthly contribution is automatically deductedfrom a checking or savings account or charged to a creditcard. An end of the year statement totaling the taxdeductible amount is provided.Atlanta Habitat extends heartfelt appreciation andgratitude for the investment made by our Carpenters Clubmembers. Each member’s monthly contribution helpsensure Atlanta Habitat’s ability to build houses and offerhomeowner education programs.Jane C. BarwickWinifred G. DaniellMaxine M. DennistonAmy Macklin and ErikSpeakmanLarrie Del and Joe MartinRay and Mary MaynardKevin M. McCluskeyChris and Jill MooreJohn and Agnes NelsonCharls and Claire PearsonJared and Caroline PriceSarah ShellmanRonald and LavoneWichmanJohn and Jill SeymourTo join the Carpenters Club, visitwww.atlantahabitat.org and click on “GetInvolved,” or call Sarah Shellman, developmentcoordinator, at 404-223-5180, ext. 114.Top Accomplishments in 2006Thanks to generous supporters and a hard-working board and staff, Atlanta Habitat realized significantaccomplishments in 2006. In addition to a triumphant Capital Campaign and expansion of thehomebuyer education program, following are three among many accomplishments:1. Constructed 50 new quality, attractiveEarthCraft certified homes.2. Partnered with the Atlanta Housing Authorityon the Hope VI - Grady Homes Project, acquiring18 lots for Atlanta Habitat homes.3. Designed the first townhouse project, allowingfor construction of eight units to begin in late2007.4. Managed more than 13,500 volunteers whogave 120,000 hours valued at $2.45 million.To see a complete list, go to www.atlantahabitat.org. To receive a letter by mail, callSarah Shellman at 404-223-5180, ext. 114.Page 7


52656 gah02 spring news d 3/14/07 1:49 PM Page 8Giving a Helping HandThank you to each of our 2006 volunteers, including many Atlanta Habitat homeowners. We are grateful for your commitment toaffordable homeownership in Atlanta.HomeownerEducationInstructorsKhadijah Abdur-Rahman *Jane BarwickChiquita Board, DekalbCooperativeExtension ServiceCynthia Duncan, King& Spalding LLCJeff ErwinMelissa KleinMagleasa KnightDavid Leighton,Atlanta PoliceDepartmentJeff PennellKenneth SladeSpalding Garden ClubAttorneysAlston & Bird:Mary BentonDerin DickersonGreg MauldinTim PeadenElarbee Thompson:Vic CavanaughKilpatrick Stockton:Colin BernardinoMark PalmerKing & Spalding LLC:Tim SullivanKutak Rock:Mike KazamiasHenry MuseyMcKenna LongAldridge:Jimmy BarkinFrank BenjaminJonathan HuntScott LaseterKate LewisMiller & Martin:David EldridgeSutherland Asbill &Brennan LLP:Cloteen BiggerEd HalesEllen SmithBill Wildman* Atlanta Habitat HomeownerOfficeWinnie DaniellAgnes NelsonJohn NelsonMargaret RitchieHoward StahlmanFamily SelectionCommitteeKatie AguilarJanelle AllenTiffany BarcickAgatha D. EllisGloria FavorsJackie FieldsJulie FitzgeraldKim GardenhireRandy GraysonMelanie HarrisRonnie JakesSteven JenkinsSandra KerrMary Jane KettlerAllison MiddletonRuth MortonKirk OssewaardeSandra PardueJudy ParkTony ParrisAndrea PendletonBrenda ShimmonsPetrina SmithDeborah StisherRose TelloBrent TorgrimsonMoke WolfeTeresa WrightHomebuyerApplicationWorkshopKatie AguilarJanelle AllenTiffany BarcekRobin BoggsAgatha D. EllisJackie FieldsMelissa GaulMelanie HarrisEllen HoneycuttRonnie JakesSteven JenkinsSandra KerrMary Jane KettlerLiza LittrellEwans MicheleAllison MiddletonKirk OssewaardeJudy ParkRose TelloJayne WatsonTeresa WrightAmbassadorsKhadijah Abdur-Rahman *Irish Adams *Lolita Bell *Jacqueline Blalock *Mary Bunch *Nefeesa Burson *Meshia Cole *Monequi Dobbs *Reverend CynthiaEdwardsTashekka Garrett *Beverly Holsey *Keli James *Tshitshi Kalombo *Bernita Love *Ed McCollyAlphonsineMfwamba *Lelia Middlebrooks *Frankie Price *Charles Tiller *Lucile Tiller *Alice Ward *Sametria Whitfield *Hispanic OutreachDilcia Barahona *Sharon BrownCardenas Family *Renderos Family *Rose TelloGil ValentineWarehouseFrank DudleyHank EzellJeff FolgerCorey GilbertLarry GilbertPage 8Tom HarrisHarvey HensonRalph MeyerBob StowellRay StuermerDelle TaylorJames VerzeraCharlie WoodsOffice GardenersRobin A. KingDick WhelanReStoreElla Belcher*Christian JesselKameisha Thomas*Skilled SupervisorsBrett ArnoldSonya ArundarEric BatesMark ButlerPrecia CarrawayAnnie CaseyJohn Paul ChadoniaHeidi ChandoniaLee CharnockKatherine ChisholmDonna ChronicRon CollinsBertrand CometCarol ComstockAlex CookWil CramerBonnie DevaughanJohn DowhyRenee DuboisMiles EdsonStephen FalknerMichael FaughnanJeff FolgerJoel FortangZachary GatchLeslie GilroyMichael GilroyBrian GrossJohn HaganKathy HarberDeborah HarrisonAmber HartsfieldDerick HendersonPlease contact Kyle Kenyon, volunteer manager, at 404-223-5180, ext. 113, to notify us of any errors or omissions.Harvey HensonEllen HoneycuttMark HoneycuttMatt HostetlerBrent JonesTshitshi Kalombo *Anthony KenneySteve KleinMichael KrausStephen KufflerAllison LairdPhil LehmanLisa MankaKevin MartinShannon MeadowsRalph MeyerDavid MilesCharlie MinorJeff MooreErik MullerJake MyersSkippy NguyenMarilyn NolteRon OldhamEric OostingToni OostingHoward PageMike PawloskiJames PernerMary PientonMichael PursleyJill S. RedmanKendall ScalesJohn SchmidtJohn SeymourDon ShawKeith ShulerRick SiblyBob SmithTom SolleyAngela SongAdrain TaylorKristen ThomasMike ThompsonAnthony VedovaAndrew WestMatt WheelerMike WillDavid WillardMike Wills

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