Archive for 2020


Children’s Healthcare names new hospital after Arthur Blank following $200M donation

After receiving the largest donation in its history, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced that it will be naming its newest hospital after Falcons owner and philanthropist Arthur Blank. The Arthur M. Blank Hospital, which will be located at North Druid Hills Road and I-85 in Brookhaven, is expected to open in 2025, Children’s Healthcare CEO Donna Hyland […]


University Of Texas Creates New Center On Stuttering With $20 Million Gift From The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The University of Texas (UT) has received a $20 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to establish the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research.


Reaching for Fitness Among Middle School Girls

In the fifth grade, 51 percent of girls in Georgia have healthy aerobic ability. By the 12th grade, the number plummets to 31 percent. What’s causing this drop? And what can be done about it? A group of nonprofits, led by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, have decided to focus on the issue — and on […]


With $9.5 million grant, The First Tee will bolster its offerings for teenage golfers

There may not be a better moment than now to support junior golf. That’s exactly what PGA Superstore and Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have done. Their $9.5 million grant will go towards bolstering The First Tee’s offerings for teenage golfers. The grant will fund a leadership summit […]


Arthur Blank puts his money where his heart is

This week, Blank’s Atlanta United added to the initial financial commitment with its ‘United We Conquer’ initiative, which will serve as a platform for the club to give back to the community, acknowledge and support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and offer resources for fans and community members who would like […]


Bozeman area businesses making medical gowns, masks for hospital

Simms Fishing Products has stopped making outdoor equipment in its Bozeman plant and is now producing medical gowns for Bozeman Health. Simms, which delivered its first batch of reusable gowns on Friday, is one of several local businesses designing and manufacturing personal protective equipment in the face of a nationwide shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Announces Nearly $5.4 Million In Funding For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Commitments Made to Nonprofits in Atlanta and Montana to Help with Immediate and Long-Term Support  ATLANTA – March 20, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced nearly $5.4 million in funding for immediate and long-term recovery assistance to organizations providing critical support throughout Georgia and […]


Arthur Blank Donating $5.4 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Atlanta, Montana

Atlanta United and Falcons owner Arthur Blank is donating $5.4 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Georgia and Montana through his foundation. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation plans to provide immediate and long-term assistance to multiple organizations in both states as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.


English Avenue apartments specifically for police recruits will aim to thwart crime, lift youth

In many cases, income inequality and the forces of gentrification have made Atlanta a virtually unaffordable place to live for working-class people such as fast food employees, teachers, and emergency responders. Thanks in part to a $4 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, however, Atlanta Police Department recruits could soon have a […]


Multimillion-dollar grant to train students in building trades

A multimillion-dollar grant is intended to address a pressing problem that the building boom across the county and especially in metro Atlanta has exacerbated — the lack of workers in the skilled construction trades.