The Buckhead Coalition has donated $10,000 in fees from a Gas South program to the Shepherd Center.

Posing with a check for the $10,000 donation on Dec. 16 are, from left, Buckhead Coalition President Jim Durrett; Shepherd Center founder and board secretary Alana Shepherd; and Greg Dunavant, vice president of customer operations at Gas South. (Special)

The Coalition receives a marketing fee for a deal where natural gas customers who switch to Gas South through the nonprofit get a discounted rate. The Coalition says it has donated its fees to the local rehabilitation hospital, located at 2020 Peachtree Road, for the past eight years for a total of $66,500. The donations specifically go to care for adolescents healing from sports injuries and other activities.

The Coalitio is an invitation-only community group of 100 members that compiles detailed information about Buckhead and provides donations and volunteers to a variety of programs. For more information, see

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the order that the people in the photo appear.

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