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Gus Whalen

Gus Whalen

Gus Whalen, the fourth-generation president and CEO of the Warren Featherbone Company, was a major employer in Gainesville and a noted philanthropist. His advocacy of "intergenerational community learning" brought him national attention in the 2000s. 

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UPS Foundation

UPS Foundation

The UPS Foundation headquarters are located in Atlanta at the UPS corporate office building, designed by the architectural firm Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback, and Associates. The foundation, which was established in 1951, provides grant money to organizations working to combat hunger and illiteracy, and also encourages volunteerism among UPS employees.

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Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company

In 1900, the year after acquiring the rights to bottle Coca-Cola throughout most of the country, Joseph Brown Whitehead established the Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Atlanta. The Whitehead family founded three philanthropies in Georgia and donated generously to social service, religious, and educational organizations.

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Asa Griggs Candler

Asa Griggs Candler

Asa Griggs Candler, founder of the Coca-Cola Company, was also a banker and real estate developer and was noted for his philanthropy. His best-known philanthropy was in the form of a personal check for $1 million, donated to defray the costs of establishing Emory University in Atlanta as a Southern Methodist institution.

Robert W. Woodruff

Robert W. Woodruff

Robert W. Woodruff became president of both the Trust Company of Georgia and the Coca-Cola Company in 1923 and eventually became the architect of Coke's worldwide expansion. In later years Woodruff was also Emory University's greatest benefactor. In 1937 he established the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, a charitable organization.

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Coca-Cola Headquarters

Coca-Cola Headquarters

Coca-Cola's headquarters in Atlanta, designed by the architectural firm FABRAP, house the corporate offices as well as the offices for the Coca-Cola Foundation.

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Fishing for Trash

Fishing for Trash

Employees of Georgia Power participate in a "fishing for trash" tournament on the Coosa River in Floyd County. About 13 percent of Georgia Power Foundation's grants are made in the area of environmental causes.

Courtesy of Georgia Power

Georgia Power Building

Georgia Power Building

The Georgia Power Building in downtown Atlanta, designed by Heery Architects and Engineers, houses the headquarters for both the Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Power Foundation. In 2004 the Georgia Power Foundation awarded $5 million in grants to organizations primarily in the state of Georgia.

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Scholarship Award

Scholarship Award

Mike Garrett, president and CEO of Georgia Power, congratulates one of the winners of Georgia Power's 2005 scholarship award.

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Run for the REASON

Run for the REASON

Georgia Power employees and retirees participate in Run for the REASON, a race across the state, which raises money for organizations that fight cancer.

Courtesy of Georgia Power

Education Bus Trip

Education Bus Trip

Participants in the 2004 Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's Bus Trip Across Georgia observe students in the classroom. The trip has been an annual event since 1993 and serves to recognize best practices and student achievement across the state.

Courtesy of Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education