The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Hosts Annual Bridge Builder Awards to Honors Top Corporate Citizens and Raise Funds for Scholarships
Hank Aaron makes a surprise donation of $50,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation
On April 16, the Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recognized three influential members of the Atlanta business community for their work to connect citizens of the region to resources that will enhance individual and collective quality of life. Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A; Quinnie Jenkins-Rice, Southwest Airlines; and Detlev von Platen, Porsche Cars North America, were named “Bridge Builders” during the 14th Annual Bridge Builder Awards.
Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas shared, “As Bridge Builders, all of these individuals, and the organizations that they represent, have made extraordinary and necessary connections between their work and the Atlanta community, and in doing so, they have positively and progressively impacted the quality of life for the citizens of Atlanta. We are honored to recognize their hard work and dedication.”
Held at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, the event generated more than $120,000 in sponsorships and ticket sales that will be used to support student and faculty scholarships and programs at Atlanta Technical College. In addition, 2002 Bridge Builder honoree, Henry “Hank” Aaron, made a surprise donation of $50,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation.
The ATCF has hosted the Bridge Builder Awards since 2001. Former honoree have included: Ann Cramer, IBM; Ingrid Saunders Jones, The Coca-Cola Company; Curley Dossman, Georgia-Pacific Foundation; Tad Hutcheson, Delta Airlines and Jackie Parker, Newell Rubbermaid.