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.

In 2021, we raised more than $390K at the event, which also coincided with our 25th anniversary celebration. Funds raised surpassed any previous year’s event and exceeded our goal by 20%.

Read more about Fund-A-Scholar 2021, and watch the 2021 event recording.

Check back for updates about Fund-A-Scholar 2022!



Sponsorship opportunities for our 2022 event will be published in the spring. Contact Michelle Guski at for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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

2021 Event Photos

2021 Event Photos

View Photos of the 2021 Event.

Host Committee Chairs 2021

Shanna Bradley

Nikki Kasow

Fund-A-Scholar Host Committee 2021

Natalie Aide
Ashley Aiken
Jen Ansley
Lindsay Backscheider
Hilton Ball
Stacey Beardsley
Melissa Bernadel
Martha Bosworth
Julie Bradbury
Sumner Bradshaw
Lillian Brown
Ashley Bundy
Jaclyn Cannon
Aimee Cassinelli
Elizabeth Castellaw
Dorothy Christians
Jane Cofer
Aimee Connolly
Mary Pillow Cornett
Adrienne Cronan
Angela Cunningham
Rene Cunningham
Tess Dean
Charmi Desai
Elizabeth Draughon
Eleanor Anne Fann
Missy Ferguson
Kate Fornasiero
Kelly Friedman
Emily Gately
Liz Giardino
Liz Godwin
Laura Graber
Kimberly Graham
Ashleigh Graham
Julia Green
Ellen Grisette
Valerie Hammerton
Burch Hanson
Catie Hart
Emily Heimermann
Kereth Hicks
Angela Hilderbrand
Vivian Holland
Lauren Hooks
Suzanne Hough
Kathryn Howell
Dana Hudepohl
Nikki Ibbotson
Melissa Jernigan
Melissa Johnson
Alison Jones
Parker Jones
Amy Jones
Becca Kamerschen
Andrea Kauffman
Lauren Kelso
Ree Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy
Courtney Kirk
Katie Kirkpatrick
Molly Knox
Shannon Kollme
Lauren Kuzniak
Mary Lucy Lester
Sarah Lindsay
Carrie Lovein
Suzanne Loyd
Kimberly Lusink
Molly Lynch
Imani Mance
Beth Marshall
Laura Martorella
Katie Mauldin
Annie May
Kaci McCamy
Caroline McClelland
Moire Menning
Heather Metzler
Sam Minutelli
Jenn Molner
Erika Moore
Lynn Moss
Katie Nalley
Rebecca Nixon
Meg O’Keefe
Sarah O’Brien
Melanie Paidipalli
Alice Park
Whitney Paulowsky
Kate Pearce
Carrie Philpott
Scott Pilcher
Crosby Pope
Isabel Pope
Kat Porter
Rosemary Porter
Katie Post
Sabrina Powell
Britt Prevost
Lissa Pryor
Mebane Pulliam
Lori Quackenbush
Elizabeth Ralls
Jennifer Raulet
Amy Rees
Kristi Roche
Allison Rosenblatt
Darby Sands
Angelle Schaumburg
Cathy Shaifer
Alice Sheets
Kathryn Simms
Rebecca Brodnan Smith
Sharonne Smith
Tiffany Smith
Sara Snuggs
Harrison Spry
Margaret Stedman
Kathy Stevens
Kimbrell Stribling
Jenny Taubel
Leslie Thomas
Mimi Thomas
Jennifer Trevett
Kelly Turner
Clay Underwood
Jennifer Wade-Berg
Katie White
Catherine Whitis
Sarah Williams
Natalie Wilson
Kelly Wood
Kira Wood
Tyler Wynne
Erin Yabroudy
Julie Yates
Martin Yoder
Amber York
Alana Zrno

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor 2021

Magna Cum Laude 2021

Cum Laude 2021

Honor Roll 2021

Ansley Real Estate Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
ansley atlanta real estate
Synovus, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Synovus, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Structor Group Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Structor Group Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Structor Group Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor

Dean’s List 2021

Melanie Turner Interiors Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Kinzey logo Breakthrough sponsor

In Kind 2021

Graphic Solutions Group, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Dean Crownover Benefit Auction Breakthrough Atlanta
Dennis Dean Catering, Breakthrough Atlanta Fund-A-Scholar
Modern Luxury, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor
Modern Luxury, Breakthrough Atlanta Sponsor