This gift – and a desire to provide additional organizational resources in the future – will support ongoing efforts led by the Medical School of Georgia Foundation, the Central Savannah River Area Community Foundation (CSRA), and the CSRA’s Four Girls’ & Boys’ Club $ 25 million donations The majority of the funding will be provided for the first phase of this transformative project, which includes the construction of an innovative community center and a new headquarters for the & Girls’ Club.
“This contribution reaffirms our commitment to the City of Augusta, which has generously supported us for decades,” said Ridley, “We are also very fortunate to have partners like AT&T, Bank of America and IBM who support projects that are the basis for better educational and economic outcomes for society.
“This contribution reaffirms our commitment to the City of Augusta, which has generously supported us for decades” – Fred Ridley
When completed, the new community center will provide space for those organizations that are already making a difference in the Harrisburg and Laney Walker neighborhoods and will provide residents with access to high-quality healthcare, a literacy center, and educational support through mentoring, future workforce development, and programs. Food, Nutrition, and More The new headquarters of the & Girls’ Club will provide boys with much-needed facilities to serve youth in the Augusta community and will help the organization collaborate with other groups in the surrounding area with similar assignments.
Ridley added that the money will be managed through the community foundation, and every dollar will go to the success of the project. Groundwork will be scheduled soon, ideally by April 2021.
This announcement marks the latest collaboration between Augusta National and the Community Foundation, which both work together annually to support local charities through proceeds from the Masters Tournament. Earlier this year, the two coordinated a joint contribution of US $ 1 million to support Augusta University-led efforts for local expansion. To test COVID-19, and $ 1 million for the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, launched by the Community Foundation United Method of CSRA
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