If you were not able to tune in this on February 4th to the Atlanta’s CW Focus Atlanta, host Keisha Lancelin of tackled subjects that affect our community with Shari Bailey Martin from Cobb Community Foundation, Brenda Rhodes from Simple Needs GA, Inc.,, Laura Keefe from YELLS, Inc. and her guests, Sabrina Jerome and Bridget Reyes. Listen now by using this link to the show! Like the County-sponsored Cobb Community Impact Grant, the Cobb Community Impact Fund has been established to assist charitable organizations serving Cobb County residents with funding for new or expansions of existing programs that can make an immediate impact on quality of life. Give Now to the Cobb Community Impact Fund   Continue

The devastation in Houston has just about everyone wondering how we can help.  YOU CAN. These highly rated organizations are located in the most affected areas and are providing direct support to individuals and animals. Food Bank of Corpus Christi, San Antonio Food Bank and Houston Food Bank SPCA of Texas Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Texas Diaper Bank (flooding can make it difficult to locate dry diapers and most disaster relief organizations prioritize foot and medical supplies) Also, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a Harvey Relief Fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation. These nationally known organizations are all accepting Harvey-specific donations. American Red Cross – To make a financial donation, visit their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to Continue

January 2017 Events at the Marietta Museum of History 1 Depot Street • Marietta, GA 30060 The Marietta Museum of History is starting 2017 with a month full of events! Our first event of the year, Tuesday, January 10, 4pm-8pm, Pop-In: Hawaiian Night.  Come explore the Museum in a whole new way!  This Tuesday evening the Museum’s galleries will “Pop Open” for a night of Pop Culture from the 1950s and 60s.  Sure it’s January, but let’s think warm thoughts and pretend that we are in Hawaii.  We will have fun food, games and activities with the flavors of the Aloha State.  Pop-Ins are FREE for Museum Members and regular admission for not-yet members. Wednesday, January 10, 10:30am Museum Mice Tour: Murry & Etta Open Continue

Marietta Country Club Cobb Community Foundation and Friends Third Annual ThanksGiving Golf Classic Benefiting Children and Youth of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia Marietta Country Club Golf Course November 14, 2016 Corporate Sponsor $5000.00 Gold Sponsor $2500.00 Silver Sponsor   $1000.00 Team Entry $500.00 Hole / Bunker Sponsor   $250.00 Individual   $125.00 For more information, please contact: Steve Fisher 404.583.0734 Charlie Leonard   770.856.8440 Stephen Keppler   770.426.7084 Continue

Please Support Cobb Diaper Day this October! The purpose of Cobb Diaper Day is to collect diapers for low-income families through the month of October. A community-wide collection will take place on October 24, 2016, at 5 p.m. at Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Cobb Diaper Day Committee volunteers will pick-up the collections or they can be brought to Glover Park. All donated diapers will be given to The Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries,  Sweetwater Mission, United Military Care and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia to help ease some of the burden of the hundreds of families with infants and young children they serve. Low-income families often have the daily stress of choosing between food and diapers. In these tough economic times, low-income families Continue

You’re Invited to our Planned Giving Seminar Enhancing the Value of Your Charitable Gifts For You, Your Family, and the Charity Hosted by Steve Imler Presented by: Shari Martin, Cobb Community Foundation Board Chair and Principal, SBM Consulting LLC Ann Watkins, Attorney, Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers LLC Megan Richards, Attorney, Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers LLC Topics to be addressed include: Methods to maximize the value of donated assets Tax considerations and how they should impact your year-end gifting plans Various tools which enable you, your family, and your charity all to benefit simultaneously Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre 117 North Park Square – Marietta, Georgia 30060 There is no charge for the seminar, but Continue

You’re Invited to our Donor Appreciation Reception Join us for drinks and appetizers Meet our financial partners from Wela Strategies, board members, special guests, and other donors Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Marietta Museum of History 1 Depot Street • Suite 200 • Marietta, Georgia 30060 RSVP to nancy@cobbfoundation.org by September 28, 2016 or via telephone at 770.859.2329 Continue

Cobb Community Foundation Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon 2017 Cobb Community Impact Grants will be Awarded CCIG is a partnership between Cobb Community Foundation & Cobb County Philanthropist of the Year will be Awarded Monday, May 8, 2017 11:00am-1:30pm Marietta Hilton Conference Center Benefiting Cobb Community Foundation Table Sponsors and Seat Purchases Are Available Individual tickets are available at $100.00 per person. If paying by credit card, please go to https://goo.gl/Og0Q62.  Questions?  Please contact us via email at info@cobbfoundation.org or via telephone at (770) 859-2329. Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center 500 Powder Springs Street • Marietta, Georgia 30064 Continue

Cobb Chamber of Commerce First Monday Breakfast Monday, December 5, 2016 • 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Parkway • Atlanta, Georgia 30339 Sponsored by the Cobb Community Foundation General Admission:  $60 • Member:  $30 online Deadline to RSVP is November 30, 2016 at 12:00 noon. RSVP at  http://www.cobbchamber.org/events/First-Monday-Breakfast-5937/details Questions?    770-980-2000 Continue

A Fresh Look at Board Engagement A Seminar Presented by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits Thursday, August 11, 2016 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cobb Chamber of Commerce Community Room 240 Interstate North Parkway – Atlanta, Georgia 30339 Sponsored by the Cobb Community Foundation An engaged board is a powerful asset for a nonprofit.  The key to unlocking that asset is ensuring that the work of the board is tied to the strategy of the organization and not simply maintaining the status quo. Join us for a conversation about activating your board’s leadership capacity in fundraising, board recruitment, and advocacy—by inspiring your most vital volunteers with vision. What You’ll Learn: Board Member Recruitment • Committee Activation Board Fundraising Responsibilities • Board Outreach & Advocacy Continue