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Catch up on our Community’s Good News with our Friday Faves!

She’s very near and dear to the Community Foundation, as a long-time supporter and a fundholder. The Gwinnett Citizen recently did a story on Barbara Howard.  Read the full version here.

Barbara Howard – One of Gwinnett’s Greatest Treasures

For the past several decades Gwinnett County has been showered with amazing people who have shared their time, their talent and their wealth to make the county a better place for its citizens to live.  Few have made a greater impact than Barbara and her late husband, Henry Howard…continue reading.

It’s a subject we tend to think doesn’t affect us, when in reality it’s all around us. Thankfully, nonprofits like the Gwinnett Coalition and Family Promise of Gwinnett are helping tackle the issue of homelessness. Come to the Lawrenceville Square tomorrow, April 21st from 9 am-noon for a living exhibit showcasing what homelessness in Gwinnett really looks like. See what it would be like to live in your car or stay in an extended stay hotel/motel. You can check it out while you’re waiting for your favorite team to race in the 9th annaul bed race! More info here.

Randy recently spoke at Leadership Gwinnett’s VIP reception, hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College. It was a fun night celebrating community leaders “under construction”. Want to learn more about Leadership Gwinnett (one of our nonprofit fundholders!) or Glance Gwinnett? Visit their website.

Looking for something fun and free to do tomorrow? The second annual Gwinnett Family Fest is FREE to community families and promises interaction and fun for everyone, no matter their age. Enjoy FREE admission, live entertainment and children’s activities, including rides, games, character appearances and so much more! Discover more about the event here.

We hosted our second annual Family Philanthropy seminar yesterday with Jillian Wagenheim of Sertus Consulting. The crowd learned how to start family conversations about giving as well as other helpful tips. Thank you to Jillian and everyone who attended!

Kudos to Gwinnett for receiving Georgia Gwinnett College‘s 2018 GGC Preservation Award winner for the county’s efforts to preserve historical sites! Read the Gwinnett Daily Post article here.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for our next edition of Friday Faves and have a great weekend!