Kelly Dolan/The Atlanta Women’s Foundation
Kelly Dolan brings over twenty-five years of experience in fundraising, marketing, event planning and non-profit management to her position as Executive Director of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls and to end generational poverty. The organization funds programs and services for the women and girls in the five-county metro Atlanta area. A native of Chicago, Kelly began her career at Leo Burnett, the world’s largest advertising agency. After relocating to Atlanta, she worked at Macy’s South where she developed a segmented marketing program for their tourist markets. She then headed the public relations department for Atlanta-based Wemmers Communications where she worked with healthcare and hospitality clients. She then joined Egleston Children’s Health Care System where she became the head of marketing and created and oversaw the System’s first integrated marketing plan. She was also part of the executive team that oversaw the merger between Egleston and Scottish Rite as they combined and became Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Kelly continued her career in non-profit management as President of the Atlanta Downtown Partnership and then Vice-President of Marketing for Central Atlanta Progress where she created marketing programs for downtown Atlanta. She was President of Kelly Dolan Communications, a firm that specialized in providing strategic communications planning, media relations and special event planning for healthcare and non-profit clients and then became the Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Komen Atlanta is the largest breast cancer organization in the state. She was then named the Executive Director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter managing the statewide organization before accepting her role with The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. Kelly was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers in 2012 and was named by Atlanta Woman Magazine as one of the 2009 WOW Women of Atlanta. She has served as a keynote speaker for the Public Relations Society of Georgia and at the Phenomenal Women’s Conference. She is a four-time Public Relations Society of Georgia award winner including her receipt of the prestigious Phoenix Award for overall excellence in public relations. She has also been honored by the Georgia Society of Hospital Marketing and Public Relations with a Best of Show award. An active community volunteer, Kelly is a member of the Cancer Survivor Leadership Coalition of Georgia and the Northwest Girl Scout Council Camp CEO program. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was a past Red Cross Fulton Service Center Advisory Board member. http://atlantawomen.org/
Carrie Davis/CARE USA
Carrie joined CARE in early 2009 and leads strategy to generate increased private support in the Southeast Region of the United States. She has seen CARE’s work first-hand in Rwanda, India, Ecuador, Bosnia and Ethiopia. Carrie began her career as a history teacher within the independent school arena before joining Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as director of major and planned giving in 2000. At Salem, Carrie helped lead a $75M campaign that met its original $50 million goal one year ahead of schedule and raised three times more than any prior campaign. Carrie is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies from St. John’s College. Carrie lives in Atlanta with her husband and enjoys tennis, gardening, the arts, and culture. http://www.care.org/index.asp?