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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF
PIEDMONT PARK CONSERVANCY

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2024
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
THE PROMENADE AT PIEDMONT PARK

HONORING
CURLEY M. DOSSMAN, JR.
PRESIDENT, GEORGIA-PACIFIC, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
VICE PRESIDENT, KOCH CHARITABLE COMMUNITY FUND
LEGACY AWARD
LEGACY AWARD PRESENTED BY THE SPEEDWELL FOUNDATION

CITY OF ATLANTA
GREEN GIANT AWARD

EVENT CHAIRS
FARIDEH & AL AZADI | ERIK LAVALLE & TOM KLEIN

Complimentary parking available at 1320 Monroe Drive NE

Parking garage off Monroe Drive

About the 35th Anniversary

Our past work, current programs, and future plans wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you!

Since 1989, the Piedmont Park Conservancy has dedicated itself to preserving, protecting, and enhancing Piedmont Park for all Atlantans. Operating under a collaborative agreement with the City of Atlanta, the Conservancy has raised and contributed more than $110M to restore the park and build and maintain new features. In addition, the Conservancy offers a wide range of programs to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, and with the help of thousands of volunteers annually, serves as the park’s primary steward and keeper.

But we’re just getting started. We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2024 and to mark this milestone, the Conservancy will undertake an ambitious and comprehensive park planning initiative starting this spring. Our plan will center on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add new acreage and green space to the park ensuring it remains a local and regional treasure for decades to come.

In addition, we will undertake $2.5M in park enhancements to better our park for now and the future including park beautifications, infrastructure improvements, and new park amenities.

As we commit to the park’s care in our next 35 years (and beyond), we will create an operating reserve fund to provide a solid underpinning and sure-footedness for the Conservancy. Finally, we will launch a public awareness campaign to build additional support for our work.

Thank you for celebrating 35 years of caring for the park we all love.

LEGACY AWARD
Curley M. Dossman, Jr.

The Legacy Award is given to individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting impact on our park, organization, and surrounding community.

This year’s Legacy Awardee is Curley M. Dossman, Jr. Curley is President of Community Programs at Georgia-Pacific. He oversees all the company’s community-based programs nationwide and the company’s philanthropic giving. He works closely with Chief Executive Officer Christian Fischer, other company executives, and civic leaders in Atlanta and across the country. He advises senior management and HR leaders on cultural issues and diversity strategies across all Koch Companies.

Curley received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 1973 and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1976. Since that time, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the government and public affairs arena. In 1984 Curley joined AT&T as Regional Attorney for the Southeastern U.S. Just prior to joining Georgia-Pacific in late 1994, he was state vice president, government affairs for AT&T, where he was responsible for representing that corporation’s interests in the legislative, regulatory and industry relations areas. A native of Louisiana, Curley served for several years as legislative assistant and special assistant for U.S. Senator Russell B. Long (Louisiana).

GREEN GIANT AWARD
City of Atlanta

The Green Giant Award honors an organization for its outstanding work in advancing and improving green space, the environment, and/or public parks throughout our city and region.

This year’s Green Giant Awardee is the City of Atlanta. The award is presented to the City for its multifaceted, multi-leveled support of safe and accessible parks and open space for all Atlantans. The award acknowledges the leadership and vision of Mayor Andre Dickens, the Atlanta City Council, and the Department of Parks and Recreation as well as our city’s citizens for recognizing the importance of parks and open space to our city. Some initiatives related to this recognition include: the 2021 Activate ATL master plans for parks and recreation that aims to ensure that all Atlantans are within a 10-minute walk to a park or other green space; the 2022 Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure program which included $190M in infrastructure bond for parks, trails, and public safety; and the 2023 property tax millage rate increase that doubles the annual park improvement fund beginning in 2024 to fundamentally improve and increase parks and recreation centers across Atlanta. This award also acknowledges the longstanding partnership between the City of Atlanta and the Piedmont Park Conservancy in collaboratively managing and stewarding our city’s iconic and historic park for now and generations to come.

2024 Corporate and Patron Sponsors

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors!

PREMIER SPONSOR

LEGACY AWARD SPONSOR

Speedwell Foundation Logo

RECEPTION SPONSORS

DIAMOND SPONSORS

PADDLE SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Perennial Properties
Piedmont Driving Club
Smith + Howard Wealth Management

SILVER SPONSORS
Atlanta Park Conservancies
Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy
Chastain Park Conservancy
Grant Park Conservancy
Historic Oakland Foundation
Olmsted Linear Park Conservancy
South Fork Conservancy
Coxe Curry & Associates
HGOR
Paradies Lagardère
Root Local
Thompson Hine
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Thank You To Our Patrons!

DOGWOOD DIAMOND
Farideh and Al Azadi
Ginny and Charles Brewer
Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor
Judy and Doug Hamilton
Jan and Jim Harralson
Beau and Alfredo Martin
Sara and Paul Steinfeld

GINKGO GOLD
Carol and Harvey Eisenberg
Nancy and Charles Harrison
Erik LaValle and Tom Klein
Sheryl and Stuart Meddin

SPRUCE SILVER
Susan and Ron Antinori
Blair Carnahan
Janice and Dave Darling
Barbara and Bryan Fields
Jim Getzinger and Joel Desmarteau
Heide and John Grieb
Jamila Hall
Heather Hallett
Tony & Bunnie Hilliard
Bobbo Jetmundsen
Sheila A. King and B. Mitchell
Ellen Macht
Molly Messner-Lane and Jeff Lane
Stacy Patton and John Izard, Jr.
Barbara Reid
Linda and Abe Schear
Ali Shaikh
Courtney and Brent Smith
Holly and Bob Stevens
Jack Wieland
Dorothy Yates Kirkley

CEDAR COPPER
Kristie and Charles Abney
Angie Allen
Nick Bacon and Lauren Vaught
Anita and Mark Banta
Kathleen Barksdale
Susan Bass and Tom Bradford
Lisa and Stuart Bondurant
Laura Broyles and Jason Stein
Thomas Callaway
Tom & Kristin Clyde
Rebecca Culpepper
Jessi and James Freeman
Amber and Sean Germain
Karen and Andrew Ghertner
Helen A. Carlos and Ron Hilliard
Becky and Mark Kelley
Susan and Max Ker-Seymer
Chrissy Lizaso
Leslie and Tim Renjilian
Allen Roberson
Nicole Ellerine and A. J. Robinson
Ellen and Guido Sacchi
Dawn and Tim Severt
Jane Shivers and Bill Sharp
Candace Smith
Jenny and Ted Snyder
Chandra Stephens-Albright
Esther and Jim Stokes
David W. Strickler
Judith G. and Mark Taylor
Elaine and David Taylor-Klaus
Cathy Toren
Adriana Varela
Doug Widener and Mark Becker
The Woodruff Arts Center

Helpful Information

Donor Contact

Anne Marchetta, Development Manager
[email protected]
404.272.4603 phone
404.875.0530 fax

Tax ID: 58-1551369

Mailing Address

Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 570355
Atlanta, GA 30357