06 Mar Horizons Atlanta Adds Four New Board Members
Horizons Atlanta Adds Four New Board Members to Help Stimulate Organizational Growth and to Continue Nonprofit’s Efforts to Combat Summer Learning Loss Across Metro Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (March 2, 2018) – Horizons Atlanta announced they have added four additional members to their Board of Directors to support the educational access mission of the nonprofit organization.
Horizons Atlanta believes that every child in Atlanta, regardless of background, should have the same chance at making a positive impact on his or her community. Their signature program is a tuition-free six-week summer learning program proven to close the opportunity gap.
New board members include Tiffany Burns of McKinsey & Company, M. Patrick Carroll of the Carroll Organization, Jeff Fendler of Primerica, and Stacy Goodman Scott, a longtime Community Advisor.
The new members will join an existing influential board to help stimulate the organization’s growth plan to serve even more students and communities in the metro Atlanta area by combatting summer slide and closing the opportunity gap that negatively impacts the life trajectory of underserved children.
Summer learning loss, the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer, is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate.
New Board Members
Tiffany Burns is a Partner in the Atlanta Office of McKinsey & Company. Tiffany is a leader in McKinsey’s Retail Practice focusing on performance transformation across retail and consumer goods. She has served a number of the world leading retailers in multi-year performance transformations. Tiffany’s husband, Joe Burns is a former Georgia Tech All-Conference running back and the Co-Founder of RisingSeniors.com and the Georgia Junior Bowl. As founding members of the 100% Club, Tiffany and Joe also sponsor a Horizons Atlanta student every year.
M. Patrick Carroll is the founder and CEO of Carroll Organization. As CEO, Pat defines and implements strategic plans designed to further expand Carroll’s existing platforms. He infuses a hands-on approach to guide every aspect of the company leveraging his diverse real estate investment experience, asset management expertise, and overall industry knowledge. He and his wife, Lindsey, are members of the Horizons Atlanta 100% Club Chairman’s Circle of donors.
Jeff Fendler, EVP and Chief Compliance & Risk Officer for Primerica Inc., leads the regulatory compliance teams that are responsible for Insurance and Saving & Investing divisions of the Corporation. In addition to the compliance and risk functions, Jeff has responsibility for Sales Force Supervision; which includes over 120,000 insurance licensed and 18,000 securities licensed representations. Jeff and his wife, Twyla, also sponsor a Horizons Atlanta student through the 100% Club.
Stacy Goodman Scott is an Atlanta native and volunteer Community Advisor. Stacy has enjoyed a notable corporate sales career for large companies such as Colgate-Palmolive and Viacom and offers her marketing expertise to Horizons as a key member of the Resource Development Committee. Stacy and
her husband Jim, CEO of In Zone Brands, have been highly involved as parents and Athletic Association members at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Stacy and Jim are members of the Horizons Atlanta 100% Club Chairman’s Circle of donors.
"We are thrilled with the continued upward trajectory of our organization, and the combined corporate and philanthropic experience our newest members bring to the table," said John Brock, chair of the Horizons Atlanta board of directors. "Our strategic growth plan, coupled with next year’s 20th anniversary of Horizons in Atlanta, will see us realize our vision of being the region’s leading summer learning provider for economically disadvantaged students."
Horizons Atlanta signature six-week summer learning program combines high-quality academics with arts, swimming, college and career exploration, and cultural enrichment– a combination that has been confirmed by extensive research as the most effective approach for summer learning programs addressing the opportunity gap. In 2018, Horizons Atlanta will serve 825+ students across nine metro Atlanta program sites. For more information, please visit www.horizonsatlanta.org.