Lynda Teague Ausburn To Be Honored with Founders’ Award at 2012 Oscar Night® America – Atlanta
Lynda Teague Ausburn To Be Honored with Founders’ Award at Oscar Night® America – Atlanta
Gala Fundraiser Benefits The Center for Family Resources
(Atlanta, Ga.—December 1, 2011) – On Sunday, February 26, 2012 The Center for Family Resources (CFR) will host Atlanta’s only officially-sanctioned Oscar Night® America party. During the event, the organization will present the 2012 Founders’ Award to Lynda Teague Ausburn, in recognition of decades of committed work to her community. An annual recognition, the Center for Family Resources Founders’ Award was established to recognize a company, organization or individual who best exemplifies the work and mission of The Center for Family Resources, as well as the spirit and vision of founders Fred Bentley, Sr., Howard Ector, and Harry Holliday.
“We are thrilled to honor Lynda with our 2012 Founders’ Award,” said Jeri Barr, CEO of The Center for Family Resources. “She has been a true friend and supporter of the organization. She is the embodiment of what this award stands for and a true star in our eyes, so we are so proud to honor her on this night.”
Ausburn is a native Atlantan who has enjoyed a long career in property management and development. She is a partner in Walton Communities, an Atlanta-based company with 3,800 apartments in the Metro area and Augusta. Through the business of Walton, Lynda has been able to honor God through service to others. Walton Communities’ core purpose is to develop homes and communities that impact this generation, as well as the next generation. This is accomplished through unique programs and services that are offered to residents and team members alike.
In addition, Lynda has enjoyed serving the community through involvement with organizations like the Center for Family Resources, Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, Parents with a Purpose, the Atlanta Youth Project, the Ferst Foundation, Cobb Senior Services, Food Security for America, as well as her home church, First Baptist of Marietta. Lynda is married to Marshall Ausburn. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.
The fundraiser will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with all proceeds supporting the mission and work of CFR. The 2011 event raised more than $277,000 for the CFR and was attended by more than 700 guests.
The Atlanta event is one of 50 official parties sanctioned by the Academy that will be held across the country on Oscar Night. The evening’s program will be emceed by WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore. Co-chaired by Ron and Claire Francis and John and Robin Moore, the fundraiser marks the eleventh consecutive year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has given CFR the honor of hosting Atlanta’s only official Oscar® party.
Since 1960, CFR has helped thousands of low-income families with employment, education, and housing services; leadership development programs; mentoring opportunities; and temporary financial and food assistance. Guided by organizational values of Family, Integrity, Results, Service and Teamwork, the staff at CFR is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by helping families acquire the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient. For more information, please contact Susie Ivy, Communications Manager at (770) 428-2601, ext. 232. Interested sponsors can contact Gayle Popham at GaylePopham@TheCFR.org or (770) 428-2601, ext. 253.
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