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Arby’s Foundation Celebrates Non-Profit Community at 2019 Dream Big

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By Marissa Tinter

Under the bright lights at The Coca-Cola Roxy, the Arby’s Foundation and musicians Ben Rector, Alex Guthrie and the Atlanta Drum Academy celebrated the work of Atlanta-based non-profit organizations at the fourth-annual Dream Big event. With over 700 people in attendance, the Atlanta community came together to make a difference and to DREAM BIG.

“It is truly unbelievable to see the work and impact of Atlanta’s non-profit community. We are honored and proud to support hometown organizations who align with our mission and make a difference in the lives of youth,” said Stuart Brown, Executive Director of the Inspire Brands Foundation.

As part of the Arby’s Foundation’s dedication to the Atlanta community, it awarded $200,000 in local grant money, including $100,000 to C5 Georgia Youth Leadership Foundation. C5 Georgia Youth Leadership Foundation provides youth from under resourced communities enrollment in an intensive, five-year program to provide support, opportunities and direction for success in school, work and life. The $100,000 grant will drastically impact their reach, allowing them to provide an additional 45 students admission to their rigorous leadership development program.

“When I see a kid that wants to learn, that has dreams and goals, but can’t see a path forward, I am inspired to help that kid see the light.” Jackie Cannizzo, Executive Director, C5 Georgia Youth Leadership Foundation

The Arby’s Foundation also awarded the annual Dream Big Scholarship to Cristo Rey student and current Inspire Brands intern Jacquelyn Junco, who will attend St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation has donated more than $90 million to youth-serving organizations focused on childhood hunger, youth leadership and career readiness. The Arby’s Foundation is part of the Inspire Brands Foundation.