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 […]
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.
In 1978, Arthur Blank and his business partner Bernie Marcus were running a successful chain of hardware stores called Handy Dan – but then, they were unexpectedly fired.
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.
“Closer Look” looks at the Transform Westside Summit, held on the first and third Friday of each month. The forums were developed to bring together all stakeholders involved in revitalizing Atlanta’s Westside. At the May summit, Rose Scott moderated a conversation with Atlanta CEOs and philanthropists Arthur Blank, CEO of the Arthur M. Blank Family […]
How Arthur Blank, a kid from New York, wound up transforming the South—a few million in charitable donations (and one Super Bowl appearance) at a time. One of the best things that ever happened to the South was the firing of Arthur M. Blank. Had some nameless manager at the now-defunct Handy Dan’s home improvement […]
RECESS! As kids, that one little word was music to our ears, especially considering it was our favorite class (and we’re pretty sure we’re not alone on this one). There’s nothing quite like the open air and endless fun at our feet. Sure, there’s the playground but our cherished pastime as a ten-year-old was kickball. […]
The Theatrical Outfit, one of Atlanta’s oldest non-profit theater companies, announced it has received a $100,000 gift from the Arthur W. Blank Family Foundation to help research ways to improve access to theater (and other events) through MARTA. In a press release, the theater company said that the gift will help it “research the intersections between MARTA […]
For years, Americans have fallen prey to the con of wealthy businessmen who want to build shiny new sports arenas yet don’t want to pay for them. The wealthy propose tax increases on the poor and middle class to pay for their new stadiums, and they claim that new businesses flocking to the area will […]
ATLANTA — As fans stream into the Georgia Dome on Saturday to watch the Falcons play the Seattle Seahawks, they will pass a construction site next door. There the team owner and home improvement magnate Arthur Blank is building the Falcons’ new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.5 billion palace with eye-popping features: a 30-story-high retractable […]
For the past few years, Westside Works, a job placement and career education organization founded by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, has operated out of an old school and several trailers in the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods. On Monday, the group took the wraps off a brand new 12,000-square-foot building at 261 […]
In celebration and recognition of all the donors who contributed to the Big Futures Campaign, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta renamed the building at 1382 Peachtree Street in honor of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s generous gift given at last year’s Legacy Awards Gala. “The House,” as it is affectionately called, which […]
When Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank decided to build a new stadium next to the Georgia Dome several years ago, he had a parallel motive. “We wanted this to be game-changer for the Westside, a catalyst,” recalled Blank, during an interview Aug. 10 with Atlanta Business Chronicle. “We will get the stadium built. But changing […]
On August 18, after a two-year capital campaign themed “Aim High,” Pace Academy officially opened the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School, a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility on the school’s W. Paces Ferry Road campus. The campaign raised more than $35 million through 1,300 gifts from individual donors, including the lead gift from Arthur Blank, chairman of […]