Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Piedmont Park Conservancy to fund the preservation and enhancement of Piedmont Park. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Conservancy has continued its commitment to manage over 90% of the daily maintenance of Piedmont Park so that Atlantans can escape their homes and engage in physical activity during a stressful year. Bank of America understands the Park is a part of the critical infrastructure that keeps Atlanta thriving.
“Piedmont Park Conservancy’s work facilitates the long-term sustainability of Atlanta’s most iconic park,” says Wendy Stewart, Atlanta market president for Bank of America. “Partnering with the Conservancy aligns with our commitment to the local community’s economic and environmental health and will ensure the park can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
Like many other nonprofits, the Piedmont Park Conservancy has been impacted by the pandemic. However, the Conservancy’s mission to preserve the Park has been more critical than ever before.
“We are grateful that Bank of America has renewed its investment into Atlanta’s beloved Piedmont Park in a year where philanthropic funding is most critical. Their encouragement and trust in the Piedmont Park Conservancy reminds us that parks are valued and are not just an amenity but a necessity,” says Mark Banta, President and CEO, Piedmont Park Conservancy.
About Piedmont Park Conservancy
The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor funded nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Founded in 1989, the Conservancy raises over $3 million each year to enhance and maintain the park. Today, the Conservancy manages over 90% of the overall maintenance and security of Piedmont Park.
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