Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will present an official City Council proclamation dedicating Nov. 30 as the first Galloway School Founder’s Day in honor of the educational vision of Elliott Galloway, who opened the Buckhead school in 1969.
The proclamation, honoring the late Galloway on the anniversary of his birthday, will be read by Head of School Tom Brereton and two former Galloway headmasters.
Galloway alumnus Amir Farokhi, candidate for city council in the Dec. 1 run-off election, will also speak at the event.
At 10:15 a.m., Atlanta City Council Member Clair Muller (District 8) will announce the official renaming of Pool Drive to Elliott Galloway Way in recognition of Galloway’s contributions to the City of Atlanta. Muller, and Mayor Franklin will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony following the program at 10:45 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the school will unveil plans for a lasting tribute to Galloway by Atlanta sculptor Martin Dawe of Cherrylion Studios, who has been commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture for the school’s campus. A reception is planned at the Chaddick Center for the Arts, where guests can meet Dawe and see plans for the special outdoor classroom sculpted in honor of Galloway.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., Jeff Galloway, former Olympic runner and son of Elliott Galloway, will lead students in a run/walk honoring his father.
Founder’s Day is part of a series of events throughout the 2009-2010 school year that celebrate Galloway’s 40th anniversary.