“Randy is one of the most effective leaders I have ever known,” Dick LoPresti, the Community Foundation’s board chair, said in a statement. “With a small but dedicated staff, he has transformed the role the Community Foundation plays in addressing the needs in our community. From educating our nonprofit leaders to guiding our fundholders through a ‘journey of generosity’ to collaborating with United Way and Gwinnett Coalition to address specific community needs, he has had a huge, positive impact on our community.”
The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia was created in 1985 to disburse charitable funds across Gwinnett County. Since then, it has distributed more than $80 million to nonprofits.