In our current facility we are able to provide services for 200 children k-12. This Campaign will enable Agape to build a new facility that will allow us to increase that number to serve 500 children.


The reality is that a child cannot succeed academically when the challenges of home overwhelm his or her school life. While from loving families, many of the Bolton Road parents are simply unable to provide the means for a future beyond their own.

Children who otherwise may have been left behind have graduated from high school. A new home for Agape will allow many more children and families to articulate their dreams and apply the appropriate resources to achieve their potential.

With your investment, Agape will continue to empower children in a new community center—a vibrant, well–loved building that rises to the highest and best purpose for the community.

What does ‘Agape’ mean? In Greek, it means ‘selfless love.’ The power of love is what Agape has always been about. Eighteen years ago, the tiny but mighty dream of Agape took root and began to grow on Bolton Road. Now, a new dream emerges, energized by the hope of serving more children, families, and seniors in ever more positive, transformative ways. Share the love. Isn’t that what life’s all about?


Our new 35,000 square–foot building will provide important program enhancements

  • An Environment Conducive to Learning
  • Library and lounge space for quiet one-on-one tutoring
  • Access to 50 computers in a state-of-the art computer lab
  • On-site storage for educational materials
  • Multi-purpose classrooms for tutoring and studying
  • 1,800-square-foot multi-purpose dining room also available for community seniors, arts and crafts, games and enrichment
  • An Environment Connecting Community
  • Community and family living room
  • 5,000-square-foot gymnasium
  • Improved food delivery in a 800-square-foot kitchen and servery
  • Offices and open work stations for 30 staff
  • Outdoor patio and 48 parking spaces
  • Space for neighborhood meetings
  • Space for community physical fitness programming for seniors, moms and children

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Eighteen years ago, Agape began as a weekly after–school program with 25 elementary, middle and high school children. The program expanded to three times a week in 2003 and five times a week in 2004; and now serves over 200 children, five days a week, at three locations—during the school day and after–school.

On average, students participate in Agape’s program for seven years. The length of engagement is growing as Agape now recruits children as young as Kindergarten. By design, Agape also recruits siblings, knowing that influencing the entire family maximizes the program’s impact.

Agape has steadily grown, thanks in large part, to the overwhelming commitment of volunteers who bring this program to life each day.

The lasting effect of Agape is the positive, long-term relationship with an adult—one who can expose that boy or girl to opportunities beyond Bolton Road and make a difference in how he or she views their place in the world.


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Agape Capital Campaign GOAL ACHIEVED!





Lisa Heron Bankoff
Community Volunteer
Agape Board Chair

Marie Foster
Zeist Foundation
Past Board Chair

Nicole Allen
Community Volunteer

Molly Battin   
Turner Broadcasting

Melissa Bucci
N3 Results, Inc.

Julio Carrillo
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Ashley Carson
Atlantic Capital Bank

Susan Cimbalo
Community Volunteer

Kathryn Cook
Community Resident

Jorge De Castro

Elizabeth Fairman

Richard Floyd
Trinity Church Liaison

Tony Gonzalez

Mike Hobbs
Troutman Sanders

Laurie Hood

Clara Jefferson
Community Resident

Vicki Kirbo
Community Volunteer

Fontaine Lee
Cumberland Trust

Bentley Long
Premier Logic, LLC

Gay Love (Honorary)

Felicia Moore (Non-voting)
Atlanta City Council

Lucille Perry
Community Resident

Tom Puricelli
Houlihan Lokey

Todd Rice
RFA Management Co.

Stella Ringer
The Coca-Cola Company

Shayla Rumely
Community Volunteer

Eileen Scherberger
Zeist Company

Holly Sims
Brand Bank

Joan Smith
Community Volunteer

Jim Stokes
Sustainable Solutions

Lauri Strauss
Atlanta Press Club

Karen Taylor
Community Volunteer

Jeffrey Tompkins
Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP

Brandon Van Orden
Cousins Properties

Nell Benn
Agape Executive Director


Joanna Adams
Community Leader

JoEllyn Bass
Community Volunteer

Berney Bridges
Community Volunteer

Jack Calhoun
Capital Directions LLC

Lesley Carroll
Emory Law School

Cindy Corona
Collins Memorial UMC

Andrew Crews
West Paces Advisors

Peter Faser
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

John Ferguson
CB Richard Ellis

Ashley Harris Groome
McGuire Woods Consulting

Jane Hardesty
Harland Foundation

Julie Harlan
Novare Group

Bonnie Harris
Community Volunteer

Raphael Holloway
The Gateway Center

Rick Holifield
Pace Academy

Chuck Johnston
Community Leader

Elizabeth Klump
Community Volunteer

Jeff Laue
N3 Results, Inc.

Garry Long
Mayson Avenue Cooperative

Bill Montgomery
Chamberlain Law Firm

Melissa Moseley
Public Relations Consultant

Sid Nurkin
Alston & Bird (retired)

Laura O’Neill
Community Volunteer

Jack Sawyer
Wilmington Trust

Forrest Speed
Colliers International

Sarah Williams
Special Event Consultant


Lesley Carroll
Campaign Co-Chair
Bonnie Harris
Campaign Co-Chair

Lisa Herron Bankoff
Board Chair
Ashley Carson
Atlantic Capital
Jack Sawyer
Wilmington Trust

Cindy Ferguson
Community Volunteer
Marie Foster
Past Board Chair

John Oglesby
West Paces Advisors
Elizabeth Richards 
Community Volunteer
Allen Moseley
Past Board Chair

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