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Blank to receive Four Pillar Award

Arthur Blank

Arthur Blank

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will be awarded the prestigious Four Pillar Award from the Council for Quality Growth.

Blank, the co-founder of The Home Depot who has become a major philanthropist, will receive the award during a banquet in October.

"Arthur Blank is a visionary which is evident in the success of Home Depot, but what makes him the ideal Four Pillar Honoree is the dedication and generosity he has shown to this community, state and country," said the council's president Michael Paris.

The award, which was known as the Button Gwinnett Award before the council expanded its reach from Gwinnett to all of metro Atlanta, celebrates the pillars of quality, responsibility, vision and integrity. Recent award winners include former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Tom Cousins, John Williams, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and John Wieland.

"The level of quality and integrity in which Arthur conducts his businesses and foundation is unmatched in the state and perhaps the country," said Gerald L. Pouncey Jr., the council's chairman.