Please join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:30a.m. for our inaugural Women's Power Luncheon at Flourish Atlanta. SCAD Founder and President Paula Wallace will be our featured speaker, and will also be signing copies of her memoir, The Bee and the Acorn. All proceeds of the event will benefit A Meal to Remember 2016. Click here to get your tickets now. We can't wait to see you there!
Last Wednesday, our Sunday Supper Chefs did an official send-off to the 2016 season by delivering meals to our seniors. They delivered 68 meals to 25 seniors all around Atlanta. The seniors loved seeing these new faces and getting to know these amazing chefs! Channel 2 even came out to capture part of the day. Thanks again to all of our amazing chefs!
Ted Golden (pictured here with Kari Morrison, Director of Volunteer Services) has delivered meals to our seniors every week, Tuesday through Friday, for the last six months. In that time he has grown to love both the staff and the clients, who share their stories and life experiences with him. When he's not at MOWA, which is rare, he loves to travel and follow Michigan football. He also loves to eat; his favorite food is every food that's not broccoli. Ted believes everyone should volunteer with MOWA at least once, because the experience is so rewarding.
We are thrilled to announce that we have added two new members to our team, Rochelle Reeder as the Individual Giving Manager and Roy Cogdell as the Volunteer and Delivery Manager.
Rochelle Reeder is the new Individual Giving Manager. Rochelle has spent nearly ten years in the field of fundraising and development working at the Woodruff Arts Center which includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, and the High Museum of Art. She also recently enrolled in a Masters of Arts, Philanthropy and Development program at LaGrange College. Rochelle has three daughters. Chanel, her oldest, lives and works outside of Washington D.C.; Courtney is a sophomore at LSU and; Christian is a freshman at Spelman College. Rochelle will concentrate her fundraising efforts on growing the Knife and Fork Society as well as cultivating and stewarding new donors to MOWA.
Roy Cogdell will serve as the Volunteer and Delivery Manager with Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Roy brings experience in training and managing volunteers, as well as public speaking, to the Meals On Wheels Atlanta team. Originally from Hamden, Connecticut, Roy first moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Over the last six years, Roy has worked in mortgage default management where he led teams, trained new employees and improved processes. Alongside his corporate career, Roy has been engaged in nonprofit and community programming including campaign canvassing, fundraising for children’s hunger, and survey data management. Roy is excited to make the full transition into nonprofit management, aligning his passion for community building with his career.