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The Herndon Home Museum

On November 22, 1950, Norris Herndon established The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation to be used exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes.

Open Hours

Tuesday 10AM - 4PM
Thursday 10AM - 4PM

Next event

Game Changers Gala
Venue: Atlanta History Center

The Herndon Board Institute

The Herndon Board Institute was borne out of the need for institutional change that would broaden
the participation of minorities and women as active members of boards of directors in both commercial and
non-profit settings.
A partnership with America’s leading corporations and organizations proactively
aligned to expand minority board member participation.

Celebrate Our History

Meet the Faces Behind the 2019 Gala

Our sponsors are awaiting a wonderful time with you at the 2019 Game Changers Gala. Learn more about the faces that’ll be greeting you at the function.

Meet The Chef Bringing The 2019 Gala To Life

Celebrity Chef Holly

Chef Holly enrolled in the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes of Atlanta and received a Associates in the Culinary Arts. Moreover, Chef Holly has work as Chef for Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles, and catered for several corporation and small business like Warner Brothers Studios, Tree Sounds Studios, Mike Epps in conjunction with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Arts Center Foundation in Atlanta, several private functions.

Meet Our 2019 Honorary Herndon Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

C.D. Moody

Established in 1988, C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc. (CDM) is an award-winning general contracting and construction management firm. We specialize in aviation, collegiate, commercial, K-12, municipal, nonprofit, and retail facilities, as well as historic renovations. CDM is ranked as one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors and Top 100 Private Companies by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Legacy Continues

Herndon Game Changers

The mission of the Alonzo F. Herndon Game Changer Entrepreneur Program is to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in our community by providing programs that encourage youth to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures.

Our Outcomes
Outcomes of the program include:
  • increased problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • improved interpersonal
  • communication skills
  • job readiness skills
  • enhanced social psychological development
Our Learning Environment
Our learning environment gives students a chance to experience cooperative, engaging problem-based learning in an environment that fosters cohesiveness.
Our Measurement & Assessment
The program will implement various research-based measurement and assessment tools inclusive of but not limited to the following:
  • Pre Assessment (PRA)
  • Learning Style Assessment (LSA)
  • Post Assessment (POA)
Our Team

Our team is comprised of a dedicated group of professional entrepreneurs, marketers, trainers, and professionals with global expertise in business education and development

Our Approach
Outcomes of the program will include
  • Increased problem-solving
  • decision-making abilities
  • improved interpersonal
  • communication skills
  • job readiness skills
  • enhanced social psychological development

Help Further The Herndon Legacy

Support Herndon Home

Your gift is an investment in the Herndon legacy. Financial support of the Herndon Foundation makes it possible to maintain and expand the Game Changer Entrepreneur and Scholarship programs for high school and college students, preserve the Herndon Home Museum, conserve the Herndon art and personal collections, conduct educational and outreach programming in schools and communities, and more.

A Piece of Black History

Meet the Herndon Family

American barber and entrepreneur, Alonzo Franklin Herndon was founder and president of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, one of the most successful black-owned insurance businesses in the nation. At the time of his death in 1927, he was also Atlanta‘s wealthiest black citizen, owning more property than any other African-American.