Fund-A-Scholar 2022

Fund-A-Scholar is Breakthrough Atlanta’s annual fundraising event which raises critical funds for underserved students to attend our life-changing, year-round educational programs.

Since holding our inaugural Fund-A-Scholar event in 2016, proceeds have helped equip hundreds of students with the tools and resources to succeed in high school, college and beyond.

Fund-A-Scholar 2022 was a record-breaking year! Nearly 500 people attended and we raised more than $460K at the event. Funds raised surpassed any previous year’s event and exceeded last year’s total by nearly 20%.

Read more about Fund-A-Scholar 2022.

Check back for updates about Fund-A-Scholar 2023! For information on sponsorships, patron packages, or to join the Host Committee, please contact Amy Curtin at or 404-944-5342.


Sponsorship opportunities for our 2023 event will be published in the spring. Contact Amy Curtin for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Including event registration, raffle ticket sales, PR and sponsorship committees and more. Contact Amy Curtin for more information.

2022 Event Photos

View photos of the 2022 event.


What it Means to be First

With the help of Fund-A-Scholar donors and other generous supporters, Breakthrough Atlanta has equipped thousands of scholars to go to college, and inspired hundreds of college students to pursue careers in education throughout its history. Many of these scholars and teaching fellows were—or will become—the first in their families to graduate from college. For them, college means much more than a degree; it’s a dream realized that offers hope and opportunity for generations to come, and it’s a dream realized thanks to your support.

Hear from some of our scholars and teaching fellows on what it means to be a first-generation college student.

Check back for updates about Fund-A-Scholar 2023! For information on sponsorships, patron packages, or to join the Host Committee, please contact Amy Curtin at or 404-944-5342.

2022 Committee Chairs


Rebecca Brodnan Smith


Meg O’Keefe

Fund-A-Scholar Committee 2022

Hannah Amick
Melissa Bernadel
Martha Bosworth
Shanna Bradley
Lillian Brown
Becky Campbell
Jaclyn Cannon
Lindsay Backscheider
Molly Childers
Aimee Connolly
Adrienne Cronan
Kimberlyn Daniel

Tess Dean
Kelly Friedman
Emily Gately
Kereth Hicks
Angela Hilderbrand
Kristin Huber
Nikki Ibbotson
Melissa Johnson
Lauren Kalen
Nikki Kasow
Lauren Kelso
Courtney Kirk

Lauren Kuzniak
Julie Luker
Chelsea Mautz
Caroline McClelland
Heather Metzler
Sam Minutelli
Erika Moore
Sarah O’Brien
Katie Post
Elizabeth Ralls
Allison Rosenblatt
Ainsley Santa Barbara

Catherine Sisley
Katherine Snell
Sara Snuggs
Harrison Spry
Kimbrell Stribling
Jenny Taubel
Leslie Thomas
Laura Troup
Kelly Turner
Anne Wetmore
Kira Wood
Julie Yates

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor 2022


Summa Cum Laude 2022

Magna Cum Laude 2022

GPS Hospitality, Breakthrough Atlanta Supporter

Cum Laude 2022

Bank South
Oral Surgens Specialists
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Piper Sandler

Honor Roll 2022

Brown & Brown Insurance
Troutman Pepper
Rockefeller Capital Management
Greenwood Bank

Dean’s List 2022

Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry
Glass & Robson
Kinzey Construction Co

In-Kind 2022

Graphic Solutions Group, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Dennis Dean a catering company

Media Sponsor 2022