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Arthur M. Blank foundation grows its Montana roots


A Georgia-based foundation is building on its 17 years of philanthropy in Montana with new grant-making and programming to its portfolio of charitable activities.

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The Power Of Purpose: The Servant Leadership Philosophy Of Arthur M. Blank


Soft-spoken, introspective and thoughtful aren’t usually qualities you associate with successful entrepreneurs–let alone someone like Arthur M. Blank, the billionaire co-founder of the Home Depot, and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and the Major League Soccer team Atlanta United.

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How Atlanta Is Turning Ex-Cons Into Urban Farmers


On a 4-acre farm a few miles south of the Fulton County Jail, Abiodun Henderson swung a pickax into the soil at her feet. She kept at it until she was winded and sweating on this brisk October morning.

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Working Dogs: A Nose for Conservation


On a cold, cloud-heavy spring day in Southwest Montana’s Paradise Valley, a Belgian malinois named Pepin trots from one pile of elk scat to the next, tongue lolling, nose glued to the ground, intent. Not far behind, his handler, Megan Parker, follows, providing words of encouragement when needed. A rubber ball sits in her pocket […]

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A potential plan for the mayor’s $1 billion affordable housing promise


Last October, a month before the mayoral election, then candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms pledged $1 billion toward affordable housing. Soon after, a group of stakeholders – researchers, housing developers, community advocates, city employees – quietly came together to try and come up with a plan.

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City Announces $2M Park Renovations Ahead Of Super Bowl


The city broke ground Wednesday on the $2 million renovation project for John F. Kennedy Park. The project is part of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee’s Legacy 53 initiative and is made possible through contributions from the NFL Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation and ticket sales from the July 29 Atlanta Falcons pre-season […]

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Inside the program that’s giving people on Atlanta’s Westside a chance to rise up


It’s a sleepy June morning on the Westside of Atlanta. But on this day, a dozen students are up, some before the sun, ready to start a new chapter of their lives.

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Gwinnett schools to start girls flag football program


Gwinnett County high school girls, are you ready for some football? School district officials believe the answer is yes. Gwinnett County high school girls, are you ready for some football? School district officials believe the answer is yes. Gwinnett County Public Schools have partnered with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to bring girls flag football teams […]

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Left Behind: How Can Philanthropy Help Make This Prosperous City More Inclusive?


Not enough philanthropic support is going to communities left behind by Atlanta’s economy, fueled in part by the city’s reputation as progressive and welcoming.

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Westside initiatives take root, ‘but there’s a long way to go’


There are so many partners, initiatives and projects are underway in the communities west of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it’s impossible to mention them all.

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Arthur Blank’s for-profit buys 6,300-acre ranch in Montana


Atlanta’s economic development agency is helping an investment capital firm restore a historic downtown building that has been vacant since the mid-1990s.  

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Next Stop: Atlanta


It’s 8:30 in the morning and already Frank Fernandez carries the energy of a man running behind schedule. Hovering over his laptop in a coffee shop he forgoes the available stool behind him, as if sitting might somehow slow him down. He’s on a call while he works his touch pad, awaiting his drip coffee. […]

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