Loudermilk Family Foundation Pledges $250,000 Matching Gift for PATH400

December 2, 2015 | By Kym Estis / Liveable Buckhead

Campaign Committee Formed to Raise $9 Million to Complete Greenway ATLANTA ‐‐ The Loudermilk Family Foundation has pledged a matching gift of $250,000 to Livable Buckhead’s capital campaign for PATH400. PATH400 donations to Livable Buckhead between now and March 31st will be matched dollar for dollar.

This is the first major gift to the campaign, which is raising the remaining $9 million to complete construction on PATH400. Livable Buckhead and the project’s lead partners, PATH Foundation and the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), have already raised two‐thirds of the total $27 million project cost through partnerships with the City of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Transportation, and several other entities. Funds raised during the capital campaign will pay for construction costs, land acquisition, and some programming for the remainder of the 5.2‐mile PATH400 greenway.

To lead the fundraising effort, Livable Buckhead has assembled a capital campaign committee that includes a broad range of community leaders. Campaign co‐chairs Tony Conway of Legendary Events and Robin Loudermilk of The Loudermilk Companies introduced the committee members at a cocktail reception held at The Estate on Piedmont on November 11th. Livable Buckhead’s PATH400 Capital Campaign Committee includes:

Tony Conway, Owner – Legendary Events (Co‐Chair)

Robin Loudermilk, CEO – The Loudermilk Companies (Co‐Chair)

Jim Borders, President – Novare Group

Peter Coffman, Partner – Thompson Hine, LLP

Marvin Cosgray, President – Charter Bank

David Cummings, Techpreneur and Founder – Atlanta Tech Village

Mark Fillion, Vice President and General Manager – Neiman Marcus

Kevin Glass, Headmaster – Atlanta International School

Bill Harrison, Founder and Principal – Harrison Design

Doug Hutcherson, President – Lockton Companies

David Lanier, President – CBRE

Dave Lishness, President – Legendary Events

Dr. Jonathan Mathers, Physician – OrthoAtlanta‐Piedmont

Scott Selig, Vice President of Acquisitions & Development – Selig Enterprises

Arnie Silverman, Owner – Silverman Construction Program Management

Esther Stokes, President – Stokes  Landscape Design

The cocktail reception was hosted by Legendary Events and capital campaign co‐chair, Tony Conway. In addition to the committee, also attending the event were: chair of the board of Livable Buckhead, Bob Stoner; PATH Foundation board member Bill Fowler; and David Allman, chair of the board for the BCID; as well as board members and staff of PATH Foundation, Livable Buckhead, and the BCID.

Councilmember Howard Shook, who worked to establish PATH400 as part of a greenspace initiative after a study showed North Buckhead to be the “lowest parked district in Atlanta,” delivered remarks during a brief program. Also on hand was Councilmember Mary Norwood. Livable Buckhead convened the committee and will lead local fundraising for PATH400.

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About Livable Buckhead

Livable Buckhead, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure the long‐term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community. It does this by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate into everyday life and business sustainable strategies that improve the environment and quality of life in the community. For more information about Livable Buckhead and its programs, visit www.livablebuckhead.org .

About PATH400

PATH400 is a 5.2‐mile walkable, bikeable greenway being constructed on public land adjacent to GA400 extending from the bank of Peachtree Creek northward toward the northern edge of Atlanta. It is the centerpiece of a broader greenspace plan, the Buckhead Collection, initiated by Atlanta Councilman Howard Shook. Livable Buckhead is spearheading the PATH400 project in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District (Buckhead CID) and the PATH Foundation. Several other agencies and organizations are involved in the development of PATH400, including Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B, and Atlanta Public Schools. PATH400 will increase access to community amenities such as arts, historic, and cultural exhibits; neighborhood pocket parks and greenspaces; retail centers; and learning centers. For more information about PATH400 or to donate to the capital campaign, visit livablebuckhead.com.

Originally appearing in the Liveable Buckhead
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