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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

 

Click here to visit our Facebook page and learn more about our Community InvolvementGeorgia Farm Bureau is, and always has been, a local organization. We have offices in 158 Georgia counties, and our strength as an organization comes from that grassroots structure, through our county members and volunteer leaders. With that grassroots focus comes a commitment to improving our local communities.

 

From the home office in Macon, to each county office around the state, we are proud to be actively involved in our communities. We live, work, shop and go to church there. Our customers are our friends and neighbors.

 

That commitment is why we support and participate in charitable causes and events in our communities. It's why we provide scholarships, promote education and sponsor high school athletics.

 

Below you'll find a look at some of our recent community activities...

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS DONATION

August 2016

 

Check presentation to All About Animals

 

A check for $5,000 was recently presented to All About Animals. The funds were raised through casual day sales by the Employee Relations Committee. Mary Crawford, founder of All About Animals, accepted the check from Andy Lucas, Director of Public Relations.

Pictured left to right: Dawn Jackson (IT); Randy Clark (Internal Audit); Carolyn Lowery (QA); Vickie Amos (Info/PR); Sheila Young (PHS); Mary Crawford;, Michael Fulwood (Member Services); Kristen Cleghorn (Claims); Andy Lucas; and Megan Valentini (Claims).

 

 

 

NAVICENT HEALTH FOUNDATION DONATION

April 2016

 

Check presentation to Navicent Health Foundation

 

Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $10,000 to Navicent Health Foundation on April 8. Formerly Medcen Community Health Foundation, the group provides support to the Central Georgia Health System including the charitable efforts of Navicent Health, The Children’s Hospital Navicent Health, Cancer Life Center and Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital. The foundation also funds charities that address community health needs and focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and wellness education.

Pictured left to right in front of the recognition wall at the Children’s Hospital are: Kayley McKay, Clinical Nurse; Karen Matson, Clinical Nurse; Amy Wells, Nurse Manager; Ellen Terrell, the Foundation’s Chief Development Officer; Andy Lucas, Info/PR Director; Rebecca Cogburn, Nurse Director; Rena Pearson-Shaver, Nurse Instructor with Georgia College and State University; and Kaci Gerhardt, Clinical Nurse.

 

 

 

PROJECT GIVING DONATION

January 2016

 

Check presentation to Project Giving

 

Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check to Toni Henson-Slade of Project Giving, a non-profit local charity that helps support people who are going through difficult financial times due to medical issues. The money was raised through casual day sales.

Pictured left to right, front row: Sheila Young (PHS), Toni Henson-Slade, Andy Lucas (Info/PR) and Michele Molton (Underwriting). Back row, left to right: Frances Hall (PHS), Vickie Amos (Info/PR) and Carolyn Lowery (IT).

 

 

 

2015 KIDS YULE LOVE DONATION

December 2015

 

Check presentation to Kids Yule Love

 

Georgia Farm Bureau recently made a $1,500 donation to Kids Yule Love, which provides Christmas gifts to children and senior citizens in 24 Middle Georgia counties.

Pictured from left, Spring Craven, Kids Yule Love Director for Jones, Twiggs & Wilkinson counties and Kids Yule Love CEO Joe Allen accept a $500 Visa gift card and $1,000 worth of toys from GFB Public Relations Director Andy Lucas and GFB Employee Relations Committee members Carolyn Lowery, Dawn Deese, Sheila Young, Frances Hall and Dawn Jackson.

 

To learn more about Kids Yule Love or make a donation visit www.kidsyulelove.com.

 

 

 

2015 UNITED IN PINK CHECK DONATION

November 2015

 

Check presentation for United In Pink

 

A check for $5,000 was presented to United in Pink in November. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee during casual day sales.

Pictured left to right: Jodie Boggess, Program Director for United in Pink; Michele Molton (Underwriting); Laura Paxton, Executive Director of United in Pink; Carolyn Lowery (IT); Vickie Amos (Info/PR); Frances Hall (PHS); and Dawn Jackson (IT).

 

 

 

2015 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN

September 2015

 

Photo of runners representing Georgia Farm Bureau in the 2015 Project Giving "Retro Night Glow Fun Run"

 

Several GFB employees participated in the 6th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K / 10K /1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 12th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. It was created by Lance and Toni Henson Slade in 1997. Toni is a former elementary school teacher who is now a stay-at-home-mom, and Lance a pediatrician in Macon. Together, they decided to “build bridges of hope” for people in need in the Middle Georgia Community. Project Giving is 100% volunteer-driven and volunteers work from their homes.

Pictured left to right: Al Barnett (Operations Manager), Jeremy Phillips (Field Claims Supervisor) with his wife, Jacki, to his left; Erin Tolbert (Claims), Bill Anderson (Federation IT), Vicki Becham (Underwriting), Katie Snow (Underwriting), Janet Spillers (IT), Donna Rocker (Field Services), Sean Huff (IT), Dave Moore (IT), Harry Hall (Risk Management), Laura McGreggor (IT), with her son, Dalton; and Jeffrey Harvey (Legislative) with wife, Tiffany and son, Hudson. Not pictured: Debbie O’Neal (Federation Admin.) and her husband, Steve; Eric Bush (Federation Accounting) and his wife, Bryn; and Conner Moore, son of Dave Moore.

 

 

 

JAY'S HOPE DONATION

July 2015

 

Photo of Jay's Hope 2015 Donation

 

A check for $5,000 was presented to Jay’s Hope on July 21st. The money was raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.

 

The group, standing in front of a portrait of the charity’s namesake, is pictured left to right: Dawn Jackson (IT), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Christie Johnson, Community Relations Director for Jay’s Hope, Vickie Amos (Info/PR), Sheila Young (PHS), Stephanie Steinbart, Jay’s Hope Development Director, Michael Fulwood (MS), Andy Lucas (Director of Info/PR), Frances Hall (PHS) and Kelley Land, Jay’s Hope Office Administrator.

 

 

 

METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN DONATION

April 2015

 

Photo of Methodist Home for Children Donation

 

A check for $4,000 was presented to the Methodist Home for Children on April 9th. The money was raised through a casual day sale.

 

Pictured left to right: Carolyn Lowery (QA), Sheila Young (PHS), Andy Lucas (Director of Info/PR), Frances Hall (PHS), Dawn Jackson (IT), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Diane Gillian (Development Coordinator for the Methodist Home for Children), Michael Fulwood (MS) and Jim Waters (Director of Donor Relations for the Methodist Home for Children).

 

 

 

MEDCEN FOUNDATION DONATION

March 2015

 

Photo of MedCen Foundation Donation

 

A check for $10,000 from GFB corporate was presented to MedCen Community Health Foundation. Among the charitable efforts they support are the services that fall under Navicent Health, which includes Navicent Health, The Children’s Hospital Navicent Health, Cancer Life Center, Pine Pointe Hospice, Carlyle Place, Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital and The Medical Center at Peach County. Medcen also funds other charitable efforts that address community health needs and focuses on disease prevention, health promotion, and wellness education.

 

Pictured from left is Jack Schwartz, Chief Development Officer of the Medcen Community Health Foundation, and Andy Lucas, Director of Public Relations for GFB.

 

 

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DONATION

February 2015

 

Photo of American Cancer Society Donation

 

A check for $7,500 was presented Feb. 9 to the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised through the sale of raffle tickets for a gift basket, along with a donation from Georgia Farm Bureau.

 

In the photo, Tena Dominy, Chair, Relay for Life of Bibb County, is pictured holding the oversized check with Andy Lucas, Director of Information/Public Relations. The Employee Relations Committee members are, pictured left to right: Dawn Deese (Admin.), Vickie Amos (Info/PR), Sheila Young (PHS), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Dawn Jackson (IT) and Randy Clark (Internal Audit).

 

 

 

TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION

December 2014

 

Photo of Toys For Tots Donation

 

Toys and a check for $2,000 were presented to U.S. Marine SSgt. Joshua Colantonio for Toys for Tots.

 

Pictured left to right are Dawn Deese (Admin.), Gloria Lowe (UW), Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Dawn Jackson (IT), SSgt. Colantonio, Michele Molton (UW), Frances Hall (PHS) and Sheila Young (PHS). The funds were raised through casual day sales.

 

 

 

HARVEST FOR ALL CAMPAIGN DONATION

December 7, 2014

 

Photo of 2014 Harvest For All check presentation

 

Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual Harvest For All campaign is aimed at providing food to those who have struggled to put food on the table. For the fifth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations in 2014. Georgia’s 158 county Farm Bureau chapters and home office contributed $20,000, which was presented to Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) Director Danah Craft during Georgia Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Convention on Jekyll Island. For more on the campaign, please see this page.

 

Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee Chair Matthew London, left, and GFB President Zippy Duvall present a check for the proceeds of the 2014 Harvest For All campaign to Georgia Food Bank Association Executive Director Danah Craft during the 2014 GFB Annual Convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 7.

 

 

 

UNITED IN PINK CHECK DONATION

September 2014

 

Photo of check presentation for United In Pink donation

 

A check for $3,230 was recently presented to Laura Paxton of United in Pink. The money was raised through casual day sales and raffles for a wreath and gift basket.

 

Pictured left to right: Randy Clark (Internal Audit), Sheila Young (PHS), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Laura Paxton, Frances Hall (PHS), Gloria Lowe (Claims), Scarlett Watson, Community Relations Director for United in Pink; Dawn Deese (Administrative) and Dawn Jackson (IT).

 

Pat Steed, Bibb County Farm Bureau office manager, made the wreath that was raffled.

 

 

 

CAMP LITTLE SHOT CHECK DONATION

July 2014

 

Photo of check presentation for Camp Little Shot

 

The Georgia Farm Bureau Employee Relations Committee raised $2,787 through casual day sales for Camp Little Shot. Camp Little Shot provides a free summer camp for diabetic children from the ages of 6 to 18 to play and have fun with others who face the same challenges they face

 

Pictured left to right: Michael Fulwood, Member Services; Andy Lucas, Director of Info/PR; Vickie Amos, Info/PR; Gloria Lowe, Underwriting; Pat Steed, Bibb County Farm Bureau Office Manager; Dawn Deese, Administrative; Dawn Jackson, IT; Sheila Young, PHS; Chesney McCollum, granddaughter of Mike Steed, IT, (not pictured) and Pat Steed; Dan Tyner, Assistant Camp Director of Camp Little Shot, and Carolyn Lowery, (QA).

 

Pat made and donated a UGA wreath which was auctioned off to benefit Camp Little Shot. Chesney, who is diabetic, attended the camp for the first time this year.

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BANDAGE DRIVE

June 2014

 

Photo of Band-Aid Drive for Children's Hospital

 

GFB recently held a bandage drive for the Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

 

Pictured left to right: Sheila Young (PHS), Vickie Amos (Info/PR), Frances Hall (PHS), Kathy Tolbert (Development Officer, Children’s Hospital, MedCen Foundation); Dawn Deese (Administrative); Dawn Jackson (IT), Andy Lucas (Director Info/PR), Carolyn Lowery (QA) and Gloria Lowe (Underwriting).

 

 

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION CHECK DONATION

April 2014

 

Photo of MDA check presentation

 

Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $2,345 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) recently. The money was raised by the GFB Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.

 

Pictured left to right: Emily Wood, Fundraiser Coordinator for the local MDA office, Carolyn Lowery (IT), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Andy Lucas (Director of Information/Public Relations), Frances Hall (PHS), Dawn Jackson (IT), Gloria Lowe (Underwriting), Cole Posey (local MDA Executive Director), Ann Haines (Claims), Vickie Amos (Information/Public Relations), Sheila Young (PHS), Dawn Deese (Administrative) and Randy Clark (Internal Audit).

 

 

 

HARVEST FOR ALL CAMPAIGN DONATION

December 8, 2013

 

Photo of 2013 Harvest For All check presentation

 

The Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee coordinated the 9th annual Harvest For All campaign during 2013. For the fourth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations. Georgia's 158 county Farm Bureau chapters contributed $20,000, which was presented to Georgia Food Bank Association Director Danah Craft during Georgia Farm Bureau's 76th Annual Convention on Jekyll Island. For more on the campaign, please see this page.

 

Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee Chair Garrett Ganas, right and GFB President Zippy Duvall present a check for the proceeds of the 2013 Harvest For All campaign to Georgia Food Bank Association Executive Director Danah Craft during the 2013 GFB Annual Convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 8.

 

 

 

2013 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN

October 19, 2013

 

Photo of runners representing Georgia Farm Bureau in the 2103 Project Giving "Retro Night Glow Fun Run"

 

Georgia Farm Bureau home office employees and families recently took part in the "Retro Night Glow Fun Run", the annual fall fundraiser for Project Giving.

The Georgia Farm Bureau runners were: (from left to right) Tiffany Harvey, Jeffrey Harvey, MeLisa Clay, Greg Clay, Al Barnett, Harry Hall, Gary Willis, Janet Spillers, Sean Huff, Karen Taylor, Holly Collins, Kyle Collins, Bobbie Evans, Bill Anderson, Laura McGreggor, Angel Jones and Geri Powell.

 

 

 

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CHECK PRESENTATION

August 30, 2013

 

Check presentation from Georgia Farm Bureau to the Alhheimer's Association.

 

Georgia Farm Bureau home office employees raised money to support the Alzheimer's Association through the purchase of casual days. A total of $2,603 was raised during the campaign. The GFB Employee Relations Committee presented a check to Linda Thornberry (center) with the Central Georgia Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Pictured left to right: Dawn Deese (Administrative), Dawn Jackson (IT), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Thornberry, Michele Molton (Underwriting), Ann Haines (Claims), Gloria Lowe (Underwriting) and Michael Fulwood (Member Services).