JAMES L. RHODEN, JR. VISIONARY PHILANTHROPIST AWARD

Jim Rhoden has been one of Cobb County’s most impactful Visionary Philanthropists for many years. With his belief in, and dedication to, the importance of “paying your civic rent,” Jim has worked tirelessly to establish and build support for Cobb Community Foundation, and he, his family, and his company, Futren Hospitality, have also been major donors and committed volunteers for a broad range of Cobb’s non-profit organizations.

 

THE AWARD

This award was created by the Board of Cobb Community Foundation in conjunction with its 10thanniversary in December 1993, to honor founder, Jim Rhoden.  The award is voted on annually by the Board to recognize and honor a Cobb business and community leader who makes significant contributions to our community through their gifts of time, talent and treasure.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATION CRITERIA

Nominees should be broadly recognized in Cobb County for their commitment to improving the quality of life for Cobb residents and meeting critical needs of the community as demonstrated by their leadership and/or service work for one or more of Cobb’s non-profit organizations, churches, temples, academic institutions, or community service organizations.  Visionary leadership and influence in the business community are also key factors.

Current CCF board members are not eligible to be nominated during the years of their board service. Past board members are eligible for nomination.

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations for the 2019 Visionary Philanthropist Award will be accepted in the summer of 2019.  All nominations should be submitted on a nomination form available here and include three or more letters of support.

 

2018 JAMES L. RHODEN VISIONARY PHILANTHROPISTS

To be announced shortly.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2017 Governor Roy Barnes
  • 2016 Valerie Voyles
  • 2015 Ron Francis
  • 2013 Doug Hertz
  • 2012 Bob Prillaman
  • 2011 Doug Chaffins
  • 2010 Fred Bentley, Sr.
  • 2009 Sam Olens
  • 2008 Jerry Nix
  • 2007 Earl Smith
  • 2006 Larry Freeman
  • 2005 Bob Moultrie
  • 2004 Bob Elsberry
  • 2003 Jim Rhoden