Party by the park: Sullivan alumni and friends gather in Atlanta for spring reception

Under the lights of midtown Atlanta, another successful reception brought members and friends of the Sullivan family together on April 16. The reception was held at the historic Piedmont Driving Club, which boasts terrific views of the Atlanta skyline as well as beautiful Piedmont Park.

Twenty alumni guests joined the Sullivan Board of Trustees, a host committee of local Sullivan alumni, staff from host colleges, as well as representatives from local foundations. Those foundations—the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation—have goals in common with Sullivan in the field of education.


As always, the reception served its dual purpose: building and maintaining ties between Sullivan alumni and giving those alumni a chance to connect with each other and like-minded individuals on ways to increase the impact of service on a region or community.

Since Atlanta was the venue for this most recent reception, five Georgia colleges and universities served as host institutions: Mercer University, Berry College, Brenau University, Oglethorpe University, and Wesleyan College.

Some alumni represented schools farther afield, as well—the event drew attendees from Florida, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee schools. It was Rhodes College of Memphis, Tennessee, in fact, that sent the largest delegation, with six alumni present.

“Sullivan has been hosting these receptions twice yearly in conjunction with our board meetings, which rotate among our member colleges,” says Foundation president Steve McDavid. “They are a great way for alumni who have a common alma mater to connect with each other.”



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