The Downtown Neighborhood Association Board of Directors presented grants to the following organizations:
In the category of Arts and Cultural Life: Arts Resource Collective (ARC), Art Rise Savannah, Friends of Massie, Savannah Children’s Choir
In the category of Humanitarian Causes: City of Savannah for Tourism Management Plan, Emmaus House, Emergent Savannah, Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, Heads Up Guidance, Inc., Thomas Park Food Pantry, Urban Hope, Inc.
In the category of Beautification and Improvements: Savannah Classical Academy and the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority.
The DNA also bestowed annual awards to the following neighbors and community members:
- Robert McAlister Award for Outstanding Public Service: Captain Ben Herron of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
- William H. Stuebe Tree Lawn Award : Lizette and John McGinn
- DNA Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented at the September Membership Meeting.
Each year, the DNA bestows grants to community organizations that have an impact on the greater downtown area, particularly those that help or enrich the residential quality of life. Each recipient goes through an application process and before the DNA Board of Directors for selection. Funding comes from the DNA’s primary fundraiser, the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes held each December.
Public service awards are selected by the DNA Board of Directors as well as members of the community.
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