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.

2019 JAMES L. RHODEN VISIONARY PHILANTHROPISTS

Bob Kiser

On Friday, April 26th at Cobb Community Foundation’s 2019 Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon, Bob Kiser was recognized as one of those individuals.

Following fourteen years as a pilot, six with the United States Air Force and eight for a commercial airline,
Bob began a very successful career with Moore Colson. In 2009, he succeeded Greg Colson as Managing Partner. Colson commented at the time, “Bob’s experience and respect in the industry coupled with his unique relationship building abilities will afford the firm continued success going forward. Bob’s strong bond with the firm’s other 13 partners and admiration by the staff is a direct reflection on his leadership skills.” During his tenure as MP, Moore Colson was named one of America’s 2013 Best of the Best Top 50 CPA Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting Magazine (which annually honors only 50 Firms in America), one of the Fastest Growing Atlanta Firms (revenue and professionals) and also began what is now a long-standing tradition of being named one of Atlanta’s Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal Constitution…read more

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2018 David and Brittney Bottoms
  • 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