2008 CSA Recipients
Howard Cooper, for his work with the USO and a meal program he launched to feed men and women in uniform traveling through Hartsfield Jackson Airport. CLICK HERE for video.
Jane Fryer, for 33 years of volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. CLICK HERE for video.
Sherri Goggin, for her involvement with the March of Dimes and founding the Bundles of Joy program, which supports families with premature babies. CLICK HERE for video.
Marquis Deen Grissom, for founding the Marquis Grissom Baseball Association and organizing baseball programs and academic assistance for youth in the Atlanta metro area. CLICK HERE for video.
Jack McCaffery, for his volunteer service with the Red Cross, as coordinator for the five Disaster Action Teams in Metro Atlanta. CLICK HERE for video.
Tommy Nobis, for founding the Tommy Nobis Center, which provides vocational training for youth and adults with disabilities, and for his work with Special Olympics. CLICK HERE for video.
Reverend Diane Parrish, for founding kidz2leaders, Inc., an organization which provides opportunities for children whose parents are incarcerated to learn to become leaders and take control of their lives.
Randi Passoff, for founding It's The Journey and creating the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, to raise awareness of breast cancer and money for Atlanta community breast cancer organizations. CLICK HERE for video.
Roger Trueba, for his work with the Latin American Association, mentoring youth, supporting programs, and serving as co-chair for the Latin American Association Latino Youth Leadership conference. CLICK HERE for video.
Joan White, for founding and directing Lighthouse Lymphedema Network of Greater Atlanta, providing support and information to those diagnosed with lymphedema. CLICK HERE for video.
A.D. "Pete" Correll, Boisfeuillet Jones Award Recipient, for a life of business and community leadership, including chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. A native of Brunswick, Ga., Correll helped raise funds for a renovation project at Ebenezer Baptist Church and for support of the Salvation Army. He serves on the boards of various industry and non-profit organizations, including the Nature Conservancy, Georgia Aquarium, and University of Georgia Foundation. CLICK HERE for video.
Judge Griffin Bell, Spirit of Atlanta Award Recipient, for a lifetime of Civil Rights enforcement through the court system. A keeper of the dream, Judge Bell is one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights movement. He voted with the majority of the court in ordering the University of Mississippi to admit its first African American student. A former partner and now Senior Counsel with King & Spalding, Judge Griffin Bell was also U.S. Attorney General during the Carter Administration. An advisor to presidents, he is a legal and judicial giant who exemplifies the true "spirit of Atlanta," a champion of non-violent social change. CLICK HERE for video.
Project Open Hand was the beneficiary of the 2008 Community Service Awards. CLICK HERE for video.