Special Statement on COVID-19 Impact on Children

“As we all practice social distancing during this unprecedented global health crisis, our hearts and minds are with the vulnerable children who are now separated from their schools and the social support systems that help protect them from abuse and neglect. Now more than ever, they and their families, need our help during this time of extreme stress and uncertainty.  Help us continue fighting child abuse with a donation to Help For Children.  Together, despite the challenges that lie ahead as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we can make the world a safer place for children. “

-        Renee Skolaski, Executive Director & CEO, Help For Children

Help For Children Atlanta was founded in 2004 by James (Jay) Martin.  The branch's Committee of Hearts is chaired by Michelle Dobbins of Masters Capital Management, Ted Griffith of Eco Terra and Chad Hagan of Hagan Capital.

The Committee of Hearts holds an annual signature gala that is actively supported by the local alternative investment community.  Since inception, the branch has invested more than $1.1 million in the fight against child abuse, making nearly 70 grants to innovative community-based nonprofits that are working to prevent and treat child abuse within the metro Atlanta area. 

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Sponsors & Benefactors


  • Atlanta Committee of Hearts
    • Michelle Dobbins, Chair, Masters Capital Management ;
    • Ted Griffith, Chair, Eco Terra;
    • Chad Hagan, Chair, Hagan Capital Markets LLC;
    • Charles Bailey, Warren Averett;
    • Avi Binstock, Ernst & Young;
    • Melissa Claugus, GMT Capital;
    • Michael Cross;
    • Gil Davis, Investment Law Group of Davis Gillet Mottern & Sims LLC;
    • Corey Ficke, Ernst & Young;
    • Charlie Fisher, Cowen Prime Services;
    • Paul Foley, Kilpatrick Townsend;
    • Leah Heald, Emory University;
    • Steven H. King;
    • Jay Robbins, Warren Averett;
    • Dan Smith, Trident Trust;
    • Tim Smith, Georgia Oak Partners;
    • Emily Thompson-Brown;
    • Will Spencer , ConvergEx;
  • Atlanta Grants Committees
    • Emily Brown, Chair, Soldier Course Captital;
    • Charles Bailey, Warren Averett;
    • Leah Heald, Emory Investment Management;
    • Lucy Gates, Elliott Davis;
    • Ted Griffith JR, Old Ivy Capital Partners;
    • Michelle Dobbins, Masters Capital Management;


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