Published on December 9th, 2015 |


$250,000 matching grant kicks off LBI’s $9M PATH400 capital campaign

The Loudermilk Family Foundation has pledged a matching gift of $250,000 to Livable Buckhead’s capital campaign for PATH400, with donations to the Livable Buckhead for the 5.2-mile PATH400 RibbonPATH400 greenway between now and March 31 being 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. Funds raised during the capital campaign will pay for construction costs, land acquisition, and some programming for the remainder of 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.

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 Cos. introduced the committee members at a cocktail reception held at The Estate on Piedmont Nov. 11.

Livable Buckhead’s PATH400 Capital Campaign Committee includes:
Tony Conway, owner – Legendary Events (Co-Chair)
Robin Loudermilk, CEO – The Loudermilk Cos. (Co-Chair)
Jim Borders, president – Novare Group
Peter Coffman, partner – Thompson Hine, LLP

Livable Buckhead board and staff with members of the PATH400 capital campaign board at Nov. 11 cocktail reception.

Livable Buckhead board and staff with members of the PATH400 capital campaign board at Nov. 11 cocktail reception.

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 Acquisitions & Development – Selig Enterprises
Arnie Silverman, owner – Silverman Construction Program Management
Esther Stokes, president – Stokes Landscape Design

The Nov. 11 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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