Leadership Gwinnett capital campaign raises $900K

In eight months, the first capital campaign in nearly 30 years exceeded expectations for Leadership Gwinnett as it brought in more than $900,000.

That passed the initial goal of $600,000 as the organization starts a five-year strategic plan. “The Key to a Better Gwinnett” campaign was co-chaired by Tammy Shumate of Brand Mortgage and Dan King of King & Spalding, who is retired.

The strategic plan will include a new program, enhanced scholarship opportunities and more strategic outreach.

“The most exciting news is that a new program will be launched this fall,” Leadership Gwinnett Foundation Board Chair T. Michael Tennant said in a press release. “This program offers all citizens, from newcomers to long-time residents, a fascinating insider’s look at Gwinnett County. It’s designed to give attendees a ‘snapshot’ view and greater understanding of the community as well as information on how to put leadership into action. Individuals who cannot commit to Leadership Gwinnett’s 9-month signature program will find this shorter program very attractive.”

Shumate and King added that future classes would be more balanced, inclusive of all aspects of the community including diversity of thought, ethnicity, faith, industry and gender. Increased scholarship investments will help ensure this strategic outcome is achieved.