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.

More than 400 people came together at The Foundry at Puritan Mill on November 2, 2023 to support Fund-A-Scholar, and support raised will cover 150 student scholarships in 2024.

Read more about Fund-A-Scholar 2023.

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 470-852-8901, ext. 102.


Sponsorship opportunities for our 2024 event will be published in the spring. Contact Amy Curtin at for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

2023 Gallery

View photos of the 2023 event.

Presenting Sponsor 2023

William Blair

Media Sponsor

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Magna Cum Laude

GPS Hospitality, Breakthrough Atlanta Supporter
PNC Foundation Breakthrough Atlanta donor
GPS Hospitality, Breakthrough Atlanta Supporter
PNC Foundation Breakthrough Atlanta donor

Cum Laude

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Neiman Marcus, Breakthrough Atlanta supporter
Oral Surgens Specialists
Tropical Smoothie Cafe sponsor

Honor Roll

Ansley Real Estate
Dermatology Consultants
Rockefeller Capital Management
Troutman Pepper

Dean’s List

Kyle + Elise Baumann Atlanta Fines Homes<br />
Kyle + Elise Baumann Atlanta Fines Homes<br />
Brown & Brown Insurance
Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings
Kinzey Construction Co

2023 Committee Chairs


Lindsay Carlson Backscheider


Stacey Beardsley

Fund-A-Scholar Committee 2023

Hannah Amick
Melissa Bailey
Hilton Ball
Melissa Bernadel
Anna Blitch
Martha Bosworth
Shanna Bradley
Becky Campbell
Jaclyn Cannon
Nikki Kasow
Molly Childers
Aimee Connolly
Angela Cunningham
Ashante Gilstrap

Liz Green
Roz Hall
Shannon Harrison
Catie Hart
Kereth Hicks
Angela Hilderbrand
Kristin Huber
Nikki Ibbotson
Catherine Jaxon
Chrissy Jenkins
Jessica Johnson
Melissa Johnson
Lauren Kalen
Nikki Kasow

Lauren Kelso
Courtney Kirk
Lizzie Lovett
Julie Luker
Lauren McDaniel
Alison McNeill
Heather Metzler
Nichole Michelson
Sam Minutelli
Meg O’Keefe
Katie Post
Elizabeth Ralls
Kelly Rodts
Morgan Rogers

Allison Rosenblatt
Darby Sands
Amanda Sapra
Jaclyn Slagle
Rebecca Smith
Katherine Snell
Kimbrell Stribling
Jenny Taubel
Laura Troup
Anne Wetmore
Kira Wood
Julie Yates

Breaking Through

Breakthrough is committed to working with each Breakthrough student, caregiver and teaching fellow to take every step we can to ensure the barriers our students face do not prohibit them from achieving their dreams. Instead of being broken down by these barriers, we work together to break through them. 

Hear from some of our scholars and teaching fellows on what it “breaking through” means to them.