Today we honored the great Martin Luther King and all those who seek to serve with this Special Episode dedicated to lifting others up and serving your community.
Dominique Love is the CEO and founder of two Atlanta businesses: Â Corporate Community Outsourcing (CCO) andÂ the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Â Â CCO is a philanthropic consulting agency that helps corporations and nonprofits maximize their community impact. Â Since creating CCO in 2003, Love and her team have helped dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including AmericanÂ Express Publishing, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, sanofi-aventis,Â Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and WellPoint, build strategic community investment programs.
The CCO teamÂ has also worked with notable nonprofit organizations, including Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation, AtlantaÂ Celebrates Photography, Hands On Atlanta, Grady Health System, Jewish Family & Career Services, SoutheasternÂ Council on Foundations, Quality Care for Children and United Way, to help them achieve fundraising success andÂ stronger, more engaged board members.
In 2010, Love and her business partner, Elizabeth Feichter, turned their passion for food, drink and SouthernÂ culture into the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Â Presented by FOOD & WINE magazine, the Atlanta Festival is theÂ first culinary weekend in the nation focused exclusively on the Southern region.
This four-day event, whichÂ debuted in May 2011, is designed by the regionâ€™s leading culinary talents and offers guests the opportunity toÂ participation in learning experiences â€“ classes, tasting seminars and panel discussions â€“ tasting experiences,Â dinners and special events. Â The 2012 Festival will take place May 10 â€“ 13, 2012 in Midtown, Atlanta.
Ann Jacobs-Long, Director, and Zenobia Godschalk, PR and Communications manager, talked about theÂ Women In Technologyâ€™s Girls Get IT program, which collaborates with the Georgia business community to inspire girls inÂ middle and high school to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Â Why? Because the statistics are alarming: America lags behind other nations in the number of students majoring in scienceÂ and engineering at colleges and universities, according to the National Science Foundation. Â Additionally, women make up justÂ 9 percent of those receiving engineering degrees â€“ and with your help, weâ€™re changing that statistic.
Zenobia Godschalk is the CEO of ZAG Communications, a technology PR firm working with some of theÂ hottest technology companies in the country. A transplant from Silicon Valley, Zenobia and her teamÂ enjoy working as an integrated part of a companyâ€™s marketing team to get the story out on todayâ€™s mostinnovative, exciting technologies.
Ann Jacobs-Long is a Group Vice President at SunTrust Bank, specializing in PMO leadership,Â enterprise project management and governance. Â A long-time resident of Atlanta, Ann is in her secondÂ year as Director of the Girls Get IT Program within the Women In Technology organization.