Ever since the Atlanta BeltLine was in its earliest conceptual phases, Coxe Curry & Associates has been involved in the effort. This far-reaching economic development initiative is reclaiming railway corridors circling the downtown business district, transforming abandoned and overgrown tracks into a 22-mile continuous loop of parks, trails and transit through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods. To be constructed in phases over a 25-year span, several Atlanta BeltLine segments have already been completed, thanks to the involvement of many key partners.
Coxe Curry serves as fundraising counsel for Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Inc. (ABLP), the nonprofit organization charged with securing private sector investments to jumpstart Atlanta BeltLine development and leverage public funding. We provide campaign direction and management for ABLP’s capital fundraising, identifying philanthropic resources and sparking creative thinking to transform the Atlanta BeltLine vision into reality.
Making connections is a critical part of Coxe Curry’s work with ABLP. To help bring the Atlanta BeltLine’s 18,000 sq. ft. Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark to life, we uncovered a funding opportunity with the Tony Hawk Foundation and worked with ABLP to secure a grant from this California-based organization dedicated to building skateparks nationwide. When the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark opened on June 16, 2011, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk generated incredible buzz by announcing to his 2.4 million Twitter followers that he would attend the opening ceremonies later that day – and skate for the crowd.
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