17 May Board Member Spotlight: Andy Perkins
Posted at 20:00h in Fulton County News & Events, Fulton County Story
Question: How long have you volunteered with the foundation?
Answer: I’ve been a volunteer for the last 6 or 7 years.
Q: What do you most enjoy about being a board member?
A: It’s very rewarding to watch the joint efforts of the community make a difference for local people and projects. As a board member, I get a front row seat to see how local giving improves the lives of those in need, and the progress and beauty of Fulton County.
Q: What is something you want people to know about the community foundation?
A: I would like everyone to know how broad the scope of giving is from the foundation. Yes, sometimes the gifts to or from the foundation are large. That’s what I call “deep” giving—but the gifts that come from the foundation cover a wide variety of subjects: from assisting people with disabilities, to child-related programs, to the arts and improvement of public spaces. That “broad” scope helps ensure that everyone benefits in one way or another. I think that’s befitting the mission of a true community foundation.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: My favorite things to do involve travel, photography, and camping.
Q: What do you love most about your community?
A: Fulton County still has a local identity that many communities struggle to maintain. It’s not a suburb or bedroom community – an appendage to some other locale. That brings with it a sense of accountability and accomplishment. The accountability of wanting to leave it better than we found it, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from watching younger generations benefit from improvements.