Affiliate of the Year

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Named Affiliate of the Year
at Annual Komen Leadership Conference

Komen Atlanta Affiliate of the YearPhoto by Grant Miller
Pictured (L-R): Linda Custard, Chair, Board of Directors – Susan G. Komen;
Julie Brock, Komen Atlanta; Stephanie Brown, Komen Atlanta; Dr. Judith A. Salerno,
President and CEO – Susan G. Komen; Cati Stone, Executive Director – Komen Atlanta;
Miguel Perez, VP Affiliate Network – Susan G. Komen

 

 

Susan G. Komen® Greater Atlanta was named Affiliate of the Year on June 27th at the global breast cancer organization’s annual Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth. Komen Greater Atlanta was recognized for exhibiting the best overall effort in advancing the Komen vision and promise to end breast cancer forever, as well as having demonstrated a commitment to collaboration across the organization.

“This significant recognition points to Komen Atlanta’s tireless efforts to enable everyone in Metro Atlanta to detect and survive breast cancer,” said Cati Diamond Stone, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. “We are forever thankful for the support of our sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers who make this lifesaving work possible.”

Komen Greater Atlanta is dedicated to moving the organization and the mission forward. Through a steady and pragmatic process that includes a commitment-to-excellence approach, they have achieved tremendous success with their mission work, board engagement, partnerships within the community, branding and overall operational excellence.

Among their many accomplishments, Komen Greater Atlanta has worked to enhance their presence in their service area by reintroducing Komen to the community and broadening their scope in media outreach. This year, they launched two highly successful campaigns that placed them at the forefront in Atlanta.

They have demonstrated excellence in their ability to diversify revenue, introducing two new programs; engaged new board members who serve as an accurate representation of the diversity and leadership found within their local community; and revitalized the relationships with their sister Affiliates and Komen Headquarters, participating in countless pilot programs and providing key input in the development of a new breast cancer education toolkit established to reach African American women.

To better address specific needs identified by their Community Profile – a in-depth analysis the Komen organization conducts of each community it serves in order to target areas and populations of greatest need of breast health services and education – Komen Greater Atlanta worked to expand programs targeted at reaching their area’s Latina, African-American and LGBT communities. For example, they expanded their Worship in Pink screening program to include Spanish speaking communities; and expanded their grant making priorities and mission programming to better serve people along the entire breast health continuum of care. In partnering with Latinas, LGBT individuals, recent immigrants and homeless individuals, Komen Greater Atlanta is now able to provide culturally competent education and care to those with minimal access to breast health care.

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