Building on Momentum

The Task Force has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years due to the success of its programs. As a result, we have reached capacity in our Decatur, GA headquarters building and need additional space.

To accommodate our need for more space, The Task Force has purchased a six-story building located at 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur – a building previously owned by DeKalb County. Beginning in 2017, we will begin renovations of three floors and hope to occupy the building by the end of the year.

Acquiring the 330 W. Ponce de Leon facility begins an exciting new chapter for The Task Force. With triple the square footage of our existing headquarters building, it will allow us to increase the impact of our existing programs and launch an anticipated program in noncommunicable diseases. We are also exploring how we might apply global health lessons to help address public health issues of local concern.

 

The purchase of the 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. building was made possible by a $10-million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and a $2-million gift from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. With these donations, The Task Force is kicking off a $24-million capital campaign that will also support renovations of the 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. facility. Philanthropic support will be vital in helping us reach our goal.

We expect this facility will serve as a hub for a new center for global health in metro Atlanta.

To support our capital campaign, please visit www.taskforce.org/donate. For inquiries about giving opportunities, contact Poul Olson, Task Force director of communications and development, at polson@taskforce.org or Ph. 404-687-5611. Sales solicitations are not accepted.

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