The Game Changer’s Gala: An Atlanta Renaissance

On Friday, November 1, 2019, The Herndon Foundation will commemorate its 70th-anniversary by hosting a Scholarship Fundraiser: The Annual Game Changers Gala, at the Atlanta History Center.

Join us for a Roaring Good Time! Revelries include live band, beefsteak dinner, open bars with craft cocktails, and over $25,000 in curated creations and experiences available to win in our Silent and Live Auctions.

The Alonzo F. and Norris B Herndon Foundation is proud to celebrate our platinum jubilee of 70 years as a community-centric not-for-profit aimed to educate, mentor, and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our organization recognizes that we could not have reached this milestone, despite all challenges, without the support of our community residents, partners, and businesses. Because of them, The Herndon Legacy is Roaring Forward into 2020 and YOU are a part of an Atlanta Renaissance.

Herndon Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser

 Friday, November 1, 2019

The Annual Game Changers Gala: An Atlanta Renaissance 

The Atlanta History Center, Grand Overlook 


The Herndon Legacy relies on community participation. You can help us match our Platinum Sponsor, Atlanta Life Insurance Company at $75,000, and reach our $150,000 goal.




 About the Herndon Game Changer Scholarship Program

The Alonzo F. Herndon Game Changer Entrepreneurship Scholarship program was founded in 2014 to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in our communities by providing programs that encourage youth to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. Going into our sixth year in 2020 the program is poised to matriculate over 125 students, including nearly 50 College Scholarship recipients. The proceeds of our annual scholarship fundraiser will be used to support the programming and scholarship of our incoming class of 25 local high-school juniors and seniors.

About the Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Award

Each year the Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Achievement award is presented to a worthy Metro Atlanta Business leader that has risen to a significant level of entrepreneurial achievement and displays an enduring commitment to exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit. C. David Moody, Founder and President of C.D. Moody Construction is the 2019 recipient of this award in recognition of his inspirational journey serving the Atlanta community as a leading Construction Firm. Mr. Moody joins the esteemed company of our 2018 award recipient, Maceo A. Brown and inaugural year award recipient Milton J. Little of the United Way.

About Atlanta Life Insurance Company

Atlanta Life Insurance Company, the flagship for Atlanta Life financial group is Atlanta’s oldest Black Legal Reserve Company and for over 100 years the ALIC mission has been to provide financial solutions, expertise, and exceptional service to help customers manage their insurance and investment needs. Today, current company President Roosevelt Giles is also intent to maintain the legacy of Founder and Reconstruction Era hero, Alonzo Franklin Herndon through partnership and support of the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation and its programs. For more information on the products offered by ALIC, or to learn more about their minority partners please contact Howard Stephenson, 404-654-8842,



Julissa White Smith,

Office: 404.581.9813