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Thank you for your interest in applying for the Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship. This scholarship is available to female students who have attended Riverwood International Charter School and North Springs Charter School for at least two (2) years, demonstrate financial need, have a numeric average of at least 79 out of 100, will be enrolled in and attend a non-profit, technical, associate or 4-year public college or public university accredited by the University System of Georgia, are legal residents, and meet the additional requirements below.
Please fill out the following required information and submit by March 1, 2019. The Scholarship Selection Committee will award two students with $2,500.00 (one from Riverwood International Charter School and one from North Springs Charter School). Scholarship Qualifications Criteria
NOTE: This application form must be completed in one session. Please have all materials ready to complete the application: your contact information, parent/guardian's contact information, school information including GPA, the school(s) you are interested in attending for college, the contact information for two (2) non-relative recommendation sources, and an essay of 500 words or less explaining why you have a need for this financial aid and why you want to continue your Education. * Required Fields
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship. Additional information can be sent by fax, mail, or email to:
The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship
Attention: Tina Blount
6 Concourse Parkway, Suite 3300
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Phone: 678.443.2990 (Tina Blount)
Fax: 678.443.2993 (attention: Tina Blount)
The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship is available to female students who have attended Riverwood International Charter School and North Springs Charter School for at least two (2) years, demonstrate financial need, have a numeric average of at least 79 out of 100, will be enrolled in and attend a non-profit, technical, associate or 4-year public college or public university accredited by the University System of Georgia, are legal residents, and meet the additional requirements.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will award two students with $2,500.00 (one from Riverwood International Charter School and one from North Springs Charter School).
Please submit your application by March 1, 2019.
The Health and Well-Being Council believes that every person deserves to be happy and healthy, and that happy and healthy individuals thrive in environments where they are living their purpose. Groups, companies and organizations build cultures of loyalty, trust, and support when they encourage personal and professional development. These individuals, groups, companies and organizations thrive by supporting the community where they live, work and play.
Mission: Bringing together a diverse group of health and well-being professionals for the purpose of connecting them with the community at large to create thriving wellness businesses and a healthier Sandy Springs.
Vision: We envision Sandy Springs as a top tier healthy urban city to live, work, and play.
Value Statement: We believe that health emcompasses the well-being of the Body, Mind, and Spirit, and is a dynamic on-going process of personal development, growth, and responsibility supported by a conscious community including friends, families, colleagues, and professional wellness providers.
The Health & Well-Being Council aims to:
- Assist people in identifying their purpose and abilities
- Provide information and teach the skills necessary for living a happy, healthy and vibrant life
- Assist companies in developing a clear vision and compelling business purpose to create the culture needed to thrive economically
- Assist companies in achieving economic success globally by teaching them the importance of acting locally
- Provide opportunities for people to connect with groups, companies and organizations that support their individual and collective purpose
- Build a culture of Health & Well-Being that allows individuals, groups, companies and communities freedom to thrive locally and globally
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◦Guide the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber’s membership recruitment and retention efforts by recommending specific tactics or activities.
◦Provide oversight for membership activities and committees. ◦Assist in outreach and recruitment of new members targeted by the Chamber.
◦Committee to assist in recruiting and renewing members. Offer excellent support and resources that will extend your staff and available time devoted to membership marketing.
The following are some ways you can utilize Membership Committees to assist in developing membership:
-Contact prospective members by phone or email to invite them to join SSPC.
-Contact all new active members personally by phone or email to welcome them to SSPC and invite them to the next meeting and extend the Chapter's resources.
-Respond to disgruntled members' calls and solicit feedback for improvement.
-Contact delinquent members prior to cancellation and encourage them to renew.
-Host and lead new member receptions / orientations at Annual and/or Chapter Meetings. Serve as greeters and facilitators at new member orientations.
-Accompany staff on one-to-one recruitment visits with resident program directors, emergency medicine groups, or faculty.
-Plan and implement an annual member-get-a-member campaign
-Develop/Revise Annual Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan
-Establish and implement goals of membership recruitment and retention plan.
-Determine and respond to members' needs
-Determine and implement methods to involve members in Chapter committees, programs, and activities.
Our membership continues to grow each year and our members continue to renew their memberships because value proposition on their investment. Here are the most-often mentioned benefits of membership:
1.Networking - Meet hundreds of new business contacts every month at one of our many networking opportunities.
2.Business Advocacy - The Chamber's government relationships and connections help ensure pro-business legislation is taken seriously.
3.Economic Development - As Sandy Springs grows, your business grows.
4.Healthcare Business Alliance - Program for the healthcare professionals and companies working in the healthcare industry.
5.Business Resource Services - Gain access to the Chamber's information resources to grow your business.
6.Educational/Workforce Development - Learn key business principles by studying with some of the best instructors in the industry today. Become part of a growing group of connections from all over the world and discover how easy doing business in other countries can be.
7.Partnership with Office Depot - Save time and money through our partnership with Office Depot.
8.Group Health Insurance - Chamber members have access to discounted health insurance premiums.
For more information on The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber, please call us at 678.443.2990.
In 2015, the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Board had a remarkable vision to create The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship Fund. At the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber, we believe that education puts children on the path to success in life.
The Chamber expands educational opportunity to higher-education by providing scholarships to upcoming female high school graduates in the city of Sandy Springs. These scholarships instill children with the concept that regardless of their financial situation, they too can receive a higher education. Improving education on a regional scale has always been a priority to at the Chamber.
The Donna A. Mahaffey scholarship changes lives because this scholarship provides the tools and opportunities children need to succeed to reach their full potential. Until all high school graduates have the opportunity to attend college, the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber will continue to empower and inspire female graduates to attend college through The Donna Mahaffey Scholarship Fund.
Please make contributions to The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship Fund in person or by mail at the Bank of Sandy Springs office at 6000 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, Ga., 30328.
Please make your checks payable to “The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship Fund”.
Donna Adams Mahaffey was an influential leader and public servant in DeKalb County, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs for over 40 years. She was active in local communities and was involved in prevention programs to help improve the lives of people in need and facing adversity. Donna was passionate about women's education and felt that education was key to breaking cycles and improving the lives of families and their future generations.
Donna served on several nonprofit boards, was an early civil rights proponent and worked extensively on race relations and within communities around Atlanta. She was instrumental in the creation of the MARTA train system, providing accessible public transportation in the Metro Atlanta area. Her leadership with the DeKalb prevention alliance earned her a role as an advisor to Jimmy Carter's Atlanta Project. After retiring from DeKalb county, Donna worked for 14 years as Chief of External Affairs for the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs). The Perimeter CIDs provide much-needed transportation and infrastructure improvements in the Sandy Springs/Perimeter area, such as the Hammond exit, the Perimeter Parkway and flyover bridge, plus the state's first diverging diamond. In this role, Donna was instrumental in the project for the I-285/400 interchange reconstruction. Additionally, she volunteered in many Sandy Springs nonprofit organizations.
Due to financial limitations and family commitments, Donna did not immediately attend college after graduating high school. Donna pursued her degree over a span of 30 years. As she was able, she would go to college at night and on weekends while working full-time and raising her family. She earned her degree at the age of 50 and was grateful that she was finally able to complete her goal.
Donna always believed in giving back, pouring into others, and leveraging her influence to help communities. This scholarship has been made possible by the generous donations from people who wish to honor her giving spirit and her dedication to making the world a better place. Her legacy lives on through touching the lives of the recipients of this scholarship.