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A Note from Funds Development by Mary Dodson

Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2021

The virtual Scholar Awards Celebration on November 18th is our annual major event. Please join as it is a great way to learn more about ARCS Atlanta, regardless of how long you have been a member. Raising funds to support ARCS Scholars is why we are here. ARCS Foundation Atlanta will provide over $400,000 in scholar awards at the four partner universities: Emory, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Morehouse College. Raising funds to support ARCS Scholars is why we are here. To all of the members who have given above and beyond your dues, we thank you!  You provided over $175,000 in scholar awards this year.

To fund our brilliant ARCS Scholars, the Funds Development team focuses on retaining current donors as well as seeking out new partnerships.  As we look for prospective donors this fall, we need YOUR help!  We are calling on every ARCS Atlanta member to consider their personal connections at corporations and foundations.  Every suggestion is valuable.  If you will assist us in making the initial introduction, the Funds Development team will follow through with the scholar award request. You will not have to ask for money.

Please email me at or if you have a corporate or foundation connection. We are especially interested in contacts at: 

  • Microsoft 
  • Google

In 2022, ARCS Foundation Atlanta will celebrate our 30th anniversary with a campaign to strengthen our endowment.  We are delighted that Mary O’Connor, founder of our Atlanta chapter, is serving as the Honorary Chair.  Please be on the lookout for more information about the endowment campaign later this year.

Thank you for your help and donations.

Mary Dodson