The Buckhead Coalition announced May 17 that six local school foundations will share $6,000 raised through advertising in the organization’s annual Buckhead Guidebook.

The money is being provided to organizations working with Morris Brandon, Garden Hills, Warren Jackson, E. Rivers, and Sarah Smith elementary schools and North Atlanta High School.

Left to right: Curtis Douglass, principal, North Atlanta High School; Rebecca Strang, chair, Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Foundation; Hadley Laughlin, president, Garden Hills Acorns to Oaks Foundation; Sam Massell, president, Buckhead Coalition; Donnavant Dahunsi, assistant principal, Sarah R. Smith Elementary School; Claire Benedict, co-president, Morris Brandon Elementary School PTA; Matthew Rogers, principal, E. Rivers Elementary School.

The 22-year-old Guidebook has distributed about $140,000 to local organizations over the years, the coalition said in a press release.

Coalition President Sam Massell complimented the six school representatives, recalling how his era “was pleased to raise $25 from sales of pennants and beanies and how significant a foundation can be today in a partnership between the academic institutions and building public-private relations through parents and other friends.”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.