The Giving Kitchen has named Stephanie Harvey Galer as executive director of the organization. She will oversee fundraising, branding, strategy and administration for the nonprofit group, which will administer grants to Atlanta hospitality workers coping with a medical emergency.
Galer was previously the executive director of the Atlanta Event Group, where she provided non-profit consulting to such diverse clients Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Link Counseling Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta History Center and Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta. In a previous life, she worked as an assistant to Kenny Leon, when he was the artistic director of the Alliance Theatre.
“Joining The Giving Kitchen is like joining a family,” Galer said in a prepared statement. “The level of caring amongst Atlanta’s restaurant community is inspiring, and I look forward to elevating the ability of The Giving Kitchen to give back in very meaningful ways.”