Community Service Awards

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Community Service Awards 2010 Award Recipients

Ryan Cameron for founding the Ryan Cameron Foundation, which provides Atlanta's youth with the tools needed to empower them for their future leadership roles and realize their potential.

Doug Ellis for volunteering as a pilot for Angel Flight since 1996, flying at least one mission a week, transporting burn patients to and from Augusta and cancer patients who are undergoing clinical trials with new chemo drugs.

Julius Erving for his volunteer work with the Salvation Army, coordinating basketball tournaments for Salvation Army youth throughout the country and serving as the Holiday spokesperson for the Metro Atlanta traditional and virtual red kettle efforts.

Jon Kleinberg for his work with the Mary Hall Freedom House, organizing his synagogue to paint apartments, baby sit and tutoring.  Jon also established A Hand Up, a group of people joined together in a commitment to help the Atlanta community.

Herbert Kohn for over thirty years of work with the Jewish Family & Career Services, Bremen Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, educating people about the Holocaust.

Keith and Victoria Ledford for choosing to become foster parents fourteen years ago, beginning with one young boy and now caring for twenty four children.

Dr. Tommy L. Owens for coaching and training marathon runners for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and for serving as the Team in Training National Coordinator, training other coaches across the country to help runners reach their goals.

Dr. Karen Thomas for volunteering her veterinarian services to Noah’s Ark and Praying for Paws, treating both exotic animals and setting up a clinic to spay and neuter rescue animals.

Jacqueline Viener for literally being a fairy godmother to patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, reading, visiting and transporting children to an imaginary world.

Darius Weems for giving the last five years of his life working to raise awareness and over $2,000,000 for research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a disease that confines Darius to a wheel chair.

Spirit of Atlanta Award

Sheryl Riley Gripper for 29 years of service including initiating the 11Alive Holiday Can-a-thon to benefit the Salvation Army, the Flood Force benefitting the Red Cross, Buddy Check 11 to fight breast cancer and producing the 11Alive Community Service Awards.

Boisfeullet Jones Award

Warrick Dunn for starting Homes for the Holidays in 1997 as a tribute to his mother, a Baton Rouge police officer and single mother working to achieve the American dream of owning her own home. The program rewards single parents with down payment assistance and home furnishings for their first home.  The Warrick Dunn Foundation was formed in 2002, expanding Homes for the Holidays to Atlanta, Tallahassee, Tampa and Baton Rouge.

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2011 CSA Beneficiary: Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Emory Alzheimers Disease Research Center

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Past Winners of the Community Service Awards

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