February 4, 2019
Galvanized to find support for her son, Michelle Simon began combing Atlanta for resources. What she couldn’t have foreseen then was the two decades-long fight on his behalf, and on behalf of children like Kyle who have disabilities, that this would set in motion.
November 30, 2018
Gail Ripans’ late mother, Helen Weintraub (née Guttentag), immigrated to the United States from Poland as a pre-teen, in the 1920s. Though Helen managed to escape the Holocaust, many of her relatives did not. That memory of extended family members who died during the Shoah has made Gail keenly focused on ensuring that future generations can access Jewish education.
December 21, 2018
Now in its 13th year, the Balser Symposium, slated the same weekend as Super Bowl crowds hit Atlanta, continues its mission to turn this city into a philanthropic hub. The Super Bowl may be top of mind for many Atlantans the first weekend in February. But for financial and legal experts intent on making a positive impact on their communities, there’s only one name that matters: Balser.
June 1, 2018
Growing up on a tobacco farm in eastern North Carolina, Steve Tart came by his love of the game naturally – surrounded as he was by what could only be termed a family of football fanatics. With cousins and a brother who, like Steve, played the game through college, a deep and abiding love of athletics and sportsmanship must have hung on the air.
November 6, 2018
It wasn’t until Dr. Ron Eichel moved to Atlanta and immersed himself within the city’s compassionate and welcoming Jewish community that he began to fully live out a regular practice of tzedakah (giving back). “I didn’t come from a background of philanthropy and was drawn in by close friends to become involved,” he said. “I felt that the Jewish community was such a big part of my success professionally that I wanted to give back as much as possible.”