Mara Davis to Host Community of Giving

October 07, 2022

Mara Davis to Host Community of Giving

If you grew up in Atlanta, you heard her upbeat and fun voice on Z-93 and Dave FM introducing rock favorites. She has lent her voice and celebrity to many nonprofit events. She was the 2017 Jewish Atlanta Favorite media personality according to the Atlanta Jewish Times. And now, Mara Davis will be the host for JF&CS’ largest fundraiser of the year, Community of Giving!

On November 29 at 12 pm, join us to hear Mara Davis share her thoughts on three impactful stories from grateful JF&CS clients.

When asked why Mara wanted to host Community of Giving, she said she felt it was important for her to be part of this event, especially as a Jewish woman and a celebrity.

“People need to hear how Jewish people and Jewish organizations are helping the community,” she said.

“We know how we are helping but the whole community needs to know too. There is so much antisemitism everywhere. It makes me worried. One way to combat antisemitism is to show how we as a community are helping. I am so proud to be part of this event and hope hundreds of people will join us,” she said.

For many years, JF&CS hosted Community of Caring in May as the signature fundraising event for our annual campaign. The in-person event included stories of people helped by JF&CS, and the impact on their lives.

That changed with the pandemic in 2020 and the event became virtual. For the past two years, the event has included inspiring speakers, including actor, author and mental health advocate, Mayim Bialik in 2020, and Matt Logelin, NY Times Best Selling author of the book that inspired the Netflix film ‘Fatherhood’ starring Kevin Hart in 2021. While both events were extremely well-received, this year, after hearing from many supporters, it was determined that people want to hear client stories again.

"They want to kvell about the agency. They want to hear our stories of how we help others, and why they need to support the agency." said Allison Holmes, Events Manager.

“I will give you a sneak peek,” she said gleefully. “One of the stories is about a sweet older man, who is a Holocaust Survivor, originally from Ukraine. His attitude about life will truly bring a smile to your face.

Another story is about the challenges parents face when undiagnosed learning disabilities turn schoolwork into a battlefield. The mother bravely shares her struggles, and how JF&CS services helped improve her child’s confidence and her family’s life.

A third story is about a loving family and their adult children with intellectual and development disabilities. Learn how JF&CS provided support for the parents and helped their children be more independent. The love within this family is sure to make you cry,” she said.

Laugh, smile, cry. This event is the perfect one to attend on Giving Tuesday, a day when across the world, people donate to causes they care about.