Presented by Christian City

Celebrating Community Leadership

Christian City is honoring individuals and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment towards the betterment of our Atlanta community. Each of our honorees has made an indelible impact on improving the Atlanta community. The inaugural Community Champion Awards dinner will pay tribute to three special and deserving recipients in three categories: Individual, Nonprofit and Corporate.

2021 Community Champion Award Recipients


Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, is recognized for his life-long commitment of giving to others. Dan’s dedication to helping metro Atlanta communities is exemplified by his many years of volunteer work and philanthropic efforts. His involvement with numerous ministries and nonprofits has changed the trajectory of thousands of lives.

Click here to watch Dan Cathy discuss a community service project that is fulfilling to him.


100 Black Men of Atlanta is recognized for dedication to supporting and enhancing economic and educational opportunities for African Americans in our communities. The group’s focus on public policy, social and health issues has had a lasting impact on youth in metro Atlanta.

Click here to watch Kevin Gooch, Chairman of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, speak about community impact and the one project he’s most proud of.


The Home Depot is recognized for the company’s immense impact through programs that have touched hundreds of thousands of lives by funding community impact projects, providing veteran housing grants, responding to areas devasted by natural disasters, and supporting front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to watch a special community impact story from The Home Depot.

Monica Pearson

2021 Emcee, Monica Pearson,
television and radio broadcaster


Special Guest Speaker Ambassador Andrew Young

2021 Event Co-Chairs

Ron Canakaris
Montag & Caldwell, LLC

Miguel Southwell
Brakkam Aviation Management, LLC

2021 Host Committee

Ken Bernhardt

Paul Chancey

David Duke

Jerry Eickhoff

Robert Fowler

Kari Hackett

Joe Handy

Terry Head

Bill Henagan

Carl Hill

Bob Hope

Mary Jane Kirkpatrick

Jay Mannelly

Alicia Michael

Adam Mosley

Brad Olecki

Mary Ann Peters

Community Champion Awards 2021 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Automotive Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

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