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Special events celebrate children’s accomplishments and raise critical funding to advance Premier Academy’s mission.


50th Year Anniversary Gala

Premier Academy hosted its 50th year anniversary gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Atlanta’s Buckhead Club.  This event highlighted the historical services and growth of Premier Academy who has provided quality services to children in Atlanta’s most marginalized communities and removed barriers while strengthening families. 

The theme “Celebrating our Legacy…Then…Now…and Forever” boasted of the unique and creative educational opportunities that Premier Academy through its mission and values have delivered that have changed the trajectory of many lives.  The well-attended event was adorned with glamour and glitz so that former and current partners, stakeholder, staff member, volunteers and board members got the opportunity to safely mingle and share stories. 

The Mistress of Ceremony, Aungelique Proctor, of Fox 5 News opened the meeting after the warm video greeting by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.  Premier Academy acknowledged some of the partnerships, co-laborers and organizations that helped to pave the way of it’s success over the past 50 years. The recipient’s of the awards included:

  • Legacy Award – Myra Ingram, Executive Director, Region IV Head Start Association
  • Ambassador Award- Mindy Binderman, Executive Director, GEEARS
  • Partnership Award- Donna Davidson and Easter Seals of North Georgia
  • Community Service Award- Georgia Power Company

We were delighted to receive Proclamations from the Governor’s Office and the Atlanta City Council as presented by Atlanta City Council Member Joyce Sheperd.

With this being a celebration and fundraiser, The Cindra b. Taylor Legacy Fund was introduced with the opportunity for the acceptance of contributions.  The establishment of this fund will provide support to help close the achievement gap between minority children and their counterparts by providing scholarships for children and supporting staff of Premier Academy to expand their professional development.


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