Emily Slaughter Community Foundation Fundraiser Gala – Spring 2018 – Annual
The Fundraiser Gala is the annual signature event for the Emily Slaughter Community Foundation. The Foundation and the community celebrates our Leadership Development Internship Program graduates, honors the achievements of past interns and raises contributions to benefit future graduates for the Leadership Development Internship Program. The ESCF Fundraiser Gala offers a special program where everyone benefits.
All proceeds of the ESCF Fundraiser Gala will go to the Emily Slaughter Community Foundations scholarship fund. All scholarships from the funds will go to graduates of the Leadership Development Internship Program, who demonstrate financial need, as well as the ability, commitment and desire to continue their education beyond high school.
Gala Sponsor Narrative
Morning of Inspiration Brunch (The Center for Working Families) – April 2016 (One time event)
On May 2, 2016, the Emily Slaughter Community Foundation had the opportunity to be a part of The Center for Working Families 3rd Annual Breakfast Fundraiser, “A Morning of Inspiration”. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, the inspirational brunch not only focused on the new vision for the center, but inspired a broader conversation about the multi-layered challenges and approaches to supporting working families in Atlanta. The Center for Working Families is a model for placing hard to employ adults in jobs that lead to economic independence. (Pictures will be included)
Voters Registration Drive – Permanent/Annual event
The Emily Slaughter Community Foundation’s Voter Registration Drive coupled with 4Front Healthcare, seeks dramatically increase voter registration rates among groups that have traditionally faced the greatest barriers to voting, including low-income, minority, young voters, and senior citizens, In 2016, the ES-CF successfully registered over 100 residents of Atlanta inner cities, as well as senior citizens living in assisted living locations.
At a time when politics seem to make it difficult for some Americans to understand and participate in the democratic process, community-based voter registration drives continue to increase the number of eligible Americans registered to vote.
Perhaps in response to the contentious presidential election in modern times, minority voter registration in Georgia has surged over the past year, with nearly 342,000 new voters added to the electoral rolls. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of voter registration data shows minority voter registration had an increase of 23%. The analysis showed Black voters registration had an increase of 20.5%; Asian registration rose 40.7%; and Hispanics registration rose 46.2%. Although We still have a lot of work to do, but voter turnout has been increasing since 2004, due to voter registration drives and educating voters about the importance of voting. The ES-CF Voter Registration has four areas of focus: Register and re-register all eligible voters, educate those voters, change the expectation and assist seniors in the voting process. (Pictures Included)
Seniors to the Polls – Permanent/Annual event
The ES-CF promotes assisting our most vulnerable citizens to the voting polls, through our “Seniors Pick-Up Program” The Senior Pick-Up Program, provides transportation for our senior voters to ensure that age and mobility does not limit their right to vote.
Leadership Development Internship Program – Annual Summer Internship
The 2016 Leadership Development Internship Program is an internship designed for students interested in a career in health care, public health or healthcare administration. Students are assigned to members of the Intern Coach (IC) team to gain firsthand experience of the operations and management of the partnering business or organization. The LDIP has a plan to accentuate leadership qualities in our interns.
The ESCF Leadership Development Internship Program (LDIP), is a great way for you to learn about us and for us to learn about you!
The LDIP is committed to developing its interns and providing them with opportunities that are personally challenging and professionally rewarding. The internship program will allow interns to gain hands-on experience with different aspects of development and support in the healthcare space.
Through our program, interns gain 6-weeks of practical work experience that directly relates to healthcare and their career goals. LDIP interns not only assume full responsibility for their experience and contribute in a professional capacity, buy they learn from, and work and network with, healthcare professionals from a variety of departments. The goal of our internship program is to provide students with the opportunity to gain applicable knowledge about the major issues, skills and responsibilities involved with Healthcare Management and Operations. At the end of the 6-week internship, the interns are given the opportunity to present a 6-week project pertaining to their specific department. This experience will not only enhance student’s knowledge and understanding of the field, but also afford them the opportunity to pursue a career in healthcare. (Picture Included)
National Philanthropy Day – one time event to honor George Slaughter and his philanthropy
Philanthropy is a critical part of a democratic society. It is different than charity, which focuses on eliminating the suffering cause by social problems, while philanthropy focuses on the elimination social problems. It supports projects and endeavors from which we all benefit, such as libraries, museums and scientific research; and it also supports efforts that may be too unpopular or controversial to gain the widespread support of the public or the government.
On November 1, 2016, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter celebrated National Philanthropic Day and its role in our community. Nearly over 1,000 community leaders and members attended the annual National Philanthropic Day Awards at Georgia Aquarium.