Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023


“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As the world celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we honor the past while remaining dedicated to the present and the ongoing struggle for justice and equity for all […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation + Atlanta’s Westside


Hello to our Westside partners, I am writing to share a few updates about The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s work in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods of English Avenue and Vine City. In particular, I want to underscore our enduring commitment, an exciting new staffing development and some lessons from a recent evaluation of our work. […]

A Year in Reflection


Friends, I knew this job would be different from any other when I received my offer letter.  It was October 2020. My wife, Jill, and I had dinner with Arthur Blank and members of his family – a dinner for which he barbequed in the backyard.  At the end of the meal – after lively […]