Washington Park Jamboree

Police officers and children play at the Washington Park Jamboree, a fundraiser for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

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Learn About the Capital Campaign

Capital Giving Supports Transformative Projects

More than nine years into the Atlanta BeltLine’s 25-year build-out, we can now see the tangible results of early investments. Critical to the Atlanta BeltLine's early success is a significant commitment of private charitable dollars to fund greenspace acquisition and development and trail construction. Private support of the Atlanta BeltLine will ensure that the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now and in the years to come.

Capital Campaign

Current Capital Efforts

The Atlanta BeltLine is moving into another exciting period of growth. Inspired by a leadership gift from The James M. Cox Foundation/PATH Foundation (learn more about the grant), the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s donors are seizing an opportunity to accelerate Atlanta BeltLine construction. Among other priorities, capital gifts will support the creation of the Westside Trail in the southwest quadrant of the City in partnership with local, state and federal government supporters, most notably leveraging an $18 million TIGER V grant recently awarded to the Atlanta BeltLine by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The completion of this segment will open 44 acres of greenspace along 2.5 miles of corridor three years ahead of schedule, and it will bring much-needed revitalization and access to the many health benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine to the City’s southwest neighbors.

Through the work of committed volunteer leadership, including honorary co-chairs Jim Kennedy, Phil Kent, Herman Russell and Ray Weeks, the Atlanta BeltLine is honored to have currently received gifts exceeding $12 million from an impressive list of repeat and new donors, including lead gifts from the James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Susan and Richard Anderson.

Past Capital Donors (2007 – 2013)

Early Atlanta BeltLine momentum was seeded by the generous philanthropic support from the Atlanta community through a capital campaign to underwrite the early development of key parks and trail segments along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Donors include the following:

  • Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
  • The James M. Cox Foundation/Sarah and Jim Kennedy/ PATH Foundation
  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • A. Ray Weeks, Jr. (The Weeks Foundation)
  • SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Bank Trusteed
  • Foundations – Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund, Woolford Charitable Trust Fund, Greene-Sawtell Foundation, and Nell Warren & William Simpson Elkin Foundation
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Mr. John C. Portman, Jr.
  • Georgia Power Company
  • A Friend of the Atlanta BeltLine
  • Tull Charitable Foundation
  • The UPS Foundation
  • AGL Resources
  • BB&T
  • Fuqua Family Foundations
  • R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  • Mr. Ralph G. Edwards
  • John N. Goddard Foundation
  • Holder Construction Company
  • IDI
  • Mr. James Morgens (Morgens West Foundation)
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation
  • Herman J. Russell Foundation
  • The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC


Campaign contributions are tax-deductible and will support the implementation of Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails. To receive more information about specific Atlanta BeltLine projects requiring private funding, please contact:

Rob Brawner
Deputy Executive Director

Checks may be made out to Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and mailed to:

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
PO Box 93351
Atlanta, Georgia 30377


Capital Campaign Committee

Honorary Chair
Mayor Kasim Reed
City of Atlanta

Honorary Co-Chairs
Mr. James C. Kennedy
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Philip I. Kent

Mr. Herman J. Russell, Sr.
In Memoriam

Mr. A. Ray Weeks, Jr.
Weeks Robinson Properties

Mr. Matt M. Bronfman
Chief Executive Officer
Jamestown Properties

Mr. Michael S. Donnelly
President, Atlanta Region
Wells Fargo Bank

Mr. Ernest L. Greer
Vice President, Managing Shareholder, Atlanta Office
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mr. Michael B. Russell
Chief Executive Officer
H. J. Russell & Company

Mr. Jeffrey Sprecher
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Capital Campaign Lead Donors to $12.5 Million Goal

As of August 17, 2015

  • James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Susan and Richard Anderson
  • In Memory of Herman J. Russell, Sr.
  • Porsche Cars North America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Mr. John Portman and Mr. Charlie Loudermilk
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • AGL Resources
  • Ray Weeks, Jr.
  • Fuqua Foundations
  • Cousins Properties, Incorporated
  • Richard and Susan Dugas Family Foundation
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Morgens West Foundation
  • Rebecca and John Somerhalder
  • SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
    • Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust and
    • Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
  • The Correll Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Tommy Holder
  • Jamestown
  • AMLI
  • Philip I. Kent
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Charles Shufeldt
  • L&C Wood Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Carter