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Thanks News and Notes, April 2018, Issue 2
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Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® Announces New GrantsMore than 60 programs and services benefitting seniors awarded funds

(Atlanta, February 14, 2018) — The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund announced its latest round of grants today to fill service gaps and provide emergency services for vulnerable older Georgians. At a reception for donors, grantees and trustees at the offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, the 2018 grants were awarded to 61 nonprofit organizations serving seniors across the state.  Among services provided are home-delivered meals, music therapy, outdoor exercise programs, and transportation.

Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® issued grants to Alchemy Sky Foundation (Atlanta), Atlanta Community Food Bank (Atlanta), Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (Georgia), I-Care (Decatur), and Georgia Radio Reading Services (Georgia).  The additional 56 grants were made in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services to promote program innovation and improvements at local senior centers throughout Georgia. (see list below)

“The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® is pleased to make grants addressing significant unmet needs which make a tremendous difference in the lives of older adults and caregivers,” said Maureen Kelly, President of the Fund®.  “We remain committed to identifying and filling service gaps across the state.”

More than 100 people attended the awards presentation and reception for this year’s recipients.  Prior to the reception, over 75 people attended a workshop including best practices for writing grant applications with presentations from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®.

About the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund

The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to honor parents, grandparents and mentors by supporting programs and services for older adults.

Through ongoing fundraising and grant-making, the fund seeks to engage the public in support for such programs through greater awareness and promotion of the vital services provided by agencies serving older adults.  If you are interested in supporting the organization, please contact 404-410-6311 or visit www.thanksmomanddadfund.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Holidays Newsletter
Find out how your support made a record number Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® grants possible in 2017! 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Renee Unterman

Senator Unterman honored during Thanks A Million Gala in November
Georgia State Senator Renee Unterman was honored for her support of seniors during the Thanks A Million Gala on Thursday, November 9th at the Marriott Marquis in downtownAtlanta. The Gala included a reception, silent auction, and dinner, with the Masters of Ceremony Jocelyn Dorsey of WSB-TV, and Michael Kelly, who portrays Chief of Staff Doug Stamper in the series House of Cards.

Proceeds from the Gala support programming and services for seniors and their caregivers.

 

 

Department of Human Services partners with Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®
The Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® have partnered to provide grant funding to 50 senior centers. Recipients will be funded for innovative programs and services for center participants. An announcement on awards will be made in early November.

President Maureen Kelly is interviewed on “Better Living” NewsTalk1160 on April 16, 2017.  Click here to listen to the interview.

President Maureen Kelly Appointed to Georgia Council on Aging

On June 17, 2016 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Thanks Mom & Dad Fund’s President Maureen Kelly to the Georgia Council on Aging.  Congratulations Maureen!  Information from the official press release is below:

Maureen Kelly, Georgia Council on AgingMaureen Kelly, Chair, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund

Kelly recently retired as the business and community liaison for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging. She is the president of the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, an organization that supports programs and services for older adults. Kelly is a former resident of the Georgia Gerontology Society and the Georgia Older Worker Network. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Kelly and her husband, Mike, have four children and eight grandchildren. They reside in Lawrenceville.