Family foundation of Atlanta Falcons owner donates in support of Buffalo Bills player
ATLANTA – Jan. 5, 2023 – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced a $25,000 grant to the American Heart Association, a premiere organization researching and supporting heart health, in response to the cardiac arrest suffered by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
“My family and I, and the entire Atlanta Falcons organization, send our sincere love and support to Damar Hamlin, his loved ones and the entire Buffalo Bills family,” said Arthur M. Blank, chairman, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and owner, the Atlanta Falcons. “We’d like to honor Damar through a donation to the American Heart Association in support of their community training that teaches members how to respond to cardiac arrest with CPR and defibrillators. It is my deepest hope and prayer that Damar rises from this tragic incident, and we can in turn save countless lives moving forward by learning more about life-saving cardiac measures.”
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The nonprofit is dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, it funds innovative research, advocates for the public’s health and shares lifesaving resources. The organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century.
About the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
After more than 25 years and more than $950 million in giving, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is committed to significantly accelerating the impact of its philanthropy over the next 10+ years. The foundation is focused on new priority areas, including Youth Development, Democracy, Environment, Mental Health & Well-Being and Atlanta’s Westside. Geographically, much of the work will continue to prioritize Georgia (with a focus on Atlanta) and Montana, while also considering the potential for greater national impact and influence. In addition, the foundation oversees a large portfolio of grants supporting essential Atlanta nonprofit institutions and seven associate-led giving committees operated across the Blank Family of Businesses.
Mr. Blank, chairman of the foundation, co-founded The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001.
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