The National MS Society, Georgia Chapter’s 2014 MS Leadership Class raised over $220,000 for global MS research. Fifty-two business men and women graduated from the class with honors in fundraising, having exceeded their class goal of $170,000 by over $50,000. This is the most funds raised in the history of the MS Leadership Class, dating back to 2009. Money raised through the program is allocated to the Society’s research initiative to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS forever.
In addition to fundraising, class members volunteered in service projects throughout metro Atlanta. During MS Service Day 2014, the class in conjunction with The Home Depot Foundation, assisted with home modifications of 11 military veteran households of people living with the disease. They also joined over 6,000 people at Walk MS: Georgia 2014, to spread awareness and rally behind the strategy to develop, deliver and leverage resources to enhance care for people with MS and quality of life for those affected by the disease.
Class members also had the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills by attending seminars such as the Executive Presence presented by Dale Carnegie, Surviving Change presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Emergency Preparedness Institute for Business Leaders presented by Atlanta Fire Rescue. Participants networked with some of Atlanta’s key business leaders who discussed their leadership philosophy and style, overcoming obstacles, and making key decisions during the Executive Roundtable sessions.
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