Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation participates in a number of organizations that serve the field of philanthropy. This allows the Foundation’s board and staff to learn from and collaborate with other grantmaking and nonprofit organizations.

Mrs. Evans established the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation in 1945 and made periodic gifts to it until her death in 1953. The Foundation has awarded more than $244 million in grants since inception. Grants are generally limited to organizations located and operating in Georgia. Institutions in Virginia are considered for grants only if they received support from Mrs. Evans during her life. The Founda

Mrs. Evans established the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation in 1945 and made periodic gifts to it until her death in 1953. The Foundation has awarded more than $244 million in grants since inception. Grants are generally limited to organizations located and operating in Georgia. Institutions in Virginia are considered for grants only if they received support from Mrs. Evans during her life. The Founda

07/24/2021

Legacy of Mrs. Evans
The Foundation’s grantmaking is inspired by the life of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, an extraordinary philanthropist and businesswoman. She was the wife of Joseph B. Whitehead, one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. When Mr. Whitehead died at an early age, Lettie Pate took over her husband’s bottling business and real estate interests, guiding both to great success. She became one of the first female directors of any major American corporation when she was appointed to the board of The Coca-Cola Company in 1934.
Mrs. Evans gave generously to many educational and cultural institutions in both Georgia and Virginia, where she made a home with her second husband Colonel Arthur Kelly Evans. At her death The Coca-Cola Company honored her thus: “Endowed with material things, she had a conviction that she held them as trustee for the poor, the meek and the unfortunate.”

07/24/2021

Legacy of Mrs. Evans
The Foundation’s grantmaking is inspired by the life of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, an extraordinary philanthropist and businesswoman. She was the wife of Joseph B. Whitehead, one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. When Mr. Whitehead died at an early age, Lettie Pate took over her husband’s bottling business and real estate interests, guiding both to great success. She became one of the first female directors of any major American corporation when she was appointed to the board of The Coca-Cola Company in 1934.
Mrs. Evans gave generously to many educational and cultural institutions in both Georgia and Virginia, where she made a home with her second husband Colonel Arthur Kelly Evans. At her death The Coca-Cola Company honored her thus: “Endowed with material things, she had a conviction that she held them as trustee for the poor, the meek and the unfortunate.”

06/17/2017

The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation participates in a number of organizations that serve the field of philanthropy. This allows the Foundation’s board and staff to learn from and collaborate with other grantmaking and nonprofit organizations.

06/17/2017

191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, GA
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Mrs. Evans established the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation in 1945 and made periodic gifts to it until her death in 1953. The Foundation has awarded more than $244 million in grants since inception. Grants are generally limited to organizations located and operating in Georgia. Institutions in Virginia are considered for grants only if they received support from Mrs. Evans during her life. The Foundation shares an office and staff with other Whitehead family philanthropies – the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation – as well as with the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. This arrangement came about through the friendship and business relationship between Mrs. Evans and Mr. Woodruff, longtime leader of The Coca-Cola Company. Each foundation is governed by its own board and charter. Grant proposals addressed to the Evans Foundation may also be considered by the Woodruff and Whitehead Foundations.

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