ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Power Foundation has announced a $15 million donation to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for their North Druid Hills campus, which includes a hospital set to open in 2025. Paul Bowers, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO, announced the gift during the 17th annual Hope and Will Ball, one of the largest fundraising events for the healthcare system.
"Georgia Power is proud to support Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's efforts to make a new hospital and expanded campus a reality for all children in Georgia," said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO. "Our focus has never wavered over the last 135 years and that is to make our communities better, stronger and safer. This hospital will be a critical cornerstone in Children's mission of providing breakthrough pediatric research and best-in-class care for our children."
Located at Interstate 85 and North Druid Hills, the 70-acre campus is the largest healthcare project in Georgia's history. The project includes a pediatric hospital, attached clinic space and more than 20 acres of greenspace and miles of walking trails and paths for patients and families. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, which opened in July 2018, was the first new structure completed at the campus.
During the Hope and Will Ball, Bowers was also recognized as the honoree for his many contributions to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta through his time on both the Children's System and the Children's Foundation boards. He served as Foundation Chair from 2015 to 2018, during which time he helped grow fundraising for the hospital to an all-time high, laying critical groundwork for the expansion of the North Druid Hills campus. Today, he remains a Children's Trustee and serves on the Board's Governance & Development Committee.
"Paul Bowers has been a tireless advocate of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta serving as Chairman of our Foundation Board and as a member of the System Board," said Donna Hyland, CEO of Children's. "His heart for children and our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow sets an incredible example for all. We are grateful for his time, his philanthropic expertise and his compassion. We were so proud to honor him at the 2020 Hope and Will Ball and we are humbled by Georgia Power's gift of $15 million, which we know will play an important role in inspiring future corporate support for our North Druid Hills project."
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The Georgia Power Foundation The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the fourth-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that are enriching communities across the state and is part of Georgia Power's corporate and community relations strategy focusing on Improving Education, Environmental Stewardship, Arts & Culture, and Health & Human Services.
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