Balser Symposium


Friday, February 1, 2019 | 7:30 am | $75

Join Atlanta Jewish Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta for the 13th Annual Balser Symposium featuring Margaret Hall, CEO and Founder of The GreenLight Fund for a discussion on Rising Up: Building a Strong Atlanta Together.

And, see the ‘Off the Wall‘ murals of Atlanta, a city-wide initiative led by WonderRoot and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. These murals share elements of Atlanta’s civil rights and social justice journey, elevating key stories and ideas present in our city’s pursuit of civil rights, human rights and a more equitable future for all Atlantans.

7:30-8 am Breakfast and Networking (dietary laws observed)
8-10:30 am Program

Professional credits available.

The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Registration includes event and parking pass (distributed at registration)

Please register by January 18

Questions? Contact Cindy Weik at 404-870-1623

Balser + Erev Balser | $95

Save $15 when you attend both events!

Erev Balser
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | $35 | Selig Center 

6:30 pm Dinner (dietary laws observed) | 7 pm Program

Join us the night before the Balser Symposium, for a discussion on philanthropic consulting featuring Marc Pollick, President and Founder of The Giving Back Fund.
The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by high net worth and high profile individuals (including many athletes and celebrities), existing nonprofit organizations, and corporations, while operating as a flexible and convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure.

Super Bowl road closures will primarily affect areas downtown not near the event venues but may affect your route. See road closure maps.

Balser Symposium Chairs

Brandon Hatton | The Hatton Group, Raymond James
Adon J. Solomon | Cohen Pollock Merlin Turner, P.C.

Balser Symposium Committee Members

Melisa Beauchamp | APRIO
Weston C. Kirk | Willamette Management Associates
Nasha Knowles | Wells Fargo
Joel Pascaner | Jones and Kolb
Michael Pond | U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Michael Skrynecki | Raymond James
Bo Wilkins | Wilkins Insurance Group


Christy Eckoff | Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Ali Gant | Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Eve Powell | United Way of Greater Atlanta
Kenny Silverboard | Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Jewish Foundation
Cindy Weik | Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Jewish Foundation

General Sponsors

Adams Capital, Inc. | Bessemer Trust | Cohen Pollock Merlin Turner, P.C. | Fidelity Charitable | Fidelity Bank Wealth Management | Gomel, Davis & Watson, LLP | The Hatton Group, Raymond James | HDH Advisors, LLC | Jones and Kolb | Lawler, Green Prinz, LLC | MendenFreiman | Taylor English Duma | The Jackson Group, CPAs | Williamette Management Associates | Windham Brannon


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