Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank just announced a $3 million gift to the Child Protection Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The gift was made through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to honor his wife Stephanie’s support of Children’s; she serves as a trustee.
The center will now be named the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children.
“I am humbled that Arthur and our family selected child protective services,” Stephanie Blank said in a statement. “The Child Protection Center was the first place at Children’s I toured more than a decade ago, even before I joined the Foundation Board. When I learned about the care and hope the Center and its staff provide to these vulnerable children, I was committed instantly to supporting the program.”
The center promotes the safety and well-being of children through community advocacy and the identification, assessment and prevention of child abuse.
“Protection against child abuse, neglect and maltreatment are areas of personal interest and passion for my wife, as well as concerns of our Family Foundation,” Arthur Blank, who chairs The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, said in a statement. “Stephanie has always been a strong advocate for underserved children. In honoring her 12 years of service to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the last five as Board Chair of the Children’s Foundation—we want to make a difference in an area about which Stephanie cares deeply.”
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