At inception, Pace Cetters’ focus was primarily networking within the downtown area. Over the years, however, the focus has broadened. Commitment to the community through support of charitable organizations has become an important component of Pace Cetters, concentrating primarily on women’s and children’s issues.
At the beginning of each calendar year, the Pace Cetters Board selects the organizations the Club will sponsor through a variety of support and fundraising activities, from walk-a-thons to community service projects to member luncheon raffles.
Community Service Chairs Sheryl Ehlers and Kate Malone coordinated a fabulous project this year for Valentine’s Day: creating and delivering valentines to residents and staff at Parc at Piedmont Senior Living Center. Sheryl is a master crafter and created amazing valentine kits for PC volunteers to put together and write inspirational and caring messages. What a fun activity and huge success! All 229 cards were delivered to Ginny Izydore who delivered them to her husband, General Manager of the Center. We brought great joy to those who definitely deserve it! Thank you to everyone who participated, and a BIG thanks to Sheryl, Kate and Ginny for coordinating!
For over 10 years, Pace Cetters has worked with Floyd Middle School in Cobb County. In 2021, the school as identified as wanting a garden where the children could participate. With the help of Goldman Sachs, the raised garden was established, and the herbs and vegetables were planted. Pace Cetters’ job since has been to help maintain the garden and get it ready for spring planting.
The mission of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) is to increase awareness and educate Georgia’s women and their families as well as the healthcare community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. For the past 7 years, Pace Cetters has taken part in the GOCA Teal Trot in September.
Dress for Success donations during March 9th Member Luncheon
The mission for Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Pace Cetters supported Dress for Success during the March 9th Member Luncheon by members opening their hearts and closets and bringing in gently used clothes and accessories.
This year’s GOCA Walk took place at Piedmont Park on Saturday 10th and it was a gorgeous pre-Fall day. It was a great success! Check out the blog post here (for members only).
This year’s GOCA Walk took place on Saturday, September 12th at Piedmont Park. It was a great success! Check out the blog post here (for members only).
PAST SUPPORTED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Atlanta Council on Battered Women
Atlanta Union Mission
Dress for Success
Elaine Clark Center
My House (from 2000 – 2008)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
Susan G. Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation