Atlanta Apartment Association’s Partner Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation Donates $3,000 to Athens Community Ca
ATLANTA (Nov. 17, 2014) — The Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation (GAIEF), a partner of the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA), has donated $3,000 to the Athens Community Career Academy. Dave Stockert, chairman of GAIEF as well as president and CEO of Post Properties, presented the academy with the check during Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s annual Business and Education Summit, held on Thursday at the Rockdale College and Career Academy. The donation was a reward for the school being named the Career Academy of the Year at the event.
"We are fortunate to partner with college and career academies across our state that are preparing students for careers in all sectors of industry,” Stockert said. “A trained workforce is vital to economic development. A healthy and vibrant workforce enables the apartment industry to thrive."
The AAA is GAIEF’s largest source of funding. AAA made $150,000 contribution in 2014 alone.
“Many AAA members are intimately involved with the career academies in Georgia and GAIEF’s donation to the Athens Community Career Academy helps ensure that our industry, our region and our state is equipped with a workforce able to meet the demands of the 21st Century,” said David Hirsch, Chairman of AAA and ECI Group Inc.
About Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation
The Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation (GAIEF) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes career opportunities within the apartment industry. The mission of this organization is to attract people to the apartment industry and inform them about numerous career opportunities.
About the Atlanta Apartment Association
The Atlanta Apartment Association is the multifamily housing trade association for the Atlanta Metro area. Founded in 1975, AAA is one of the largest local apartment associations in the country and an affiliate of the Georgia Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. Currently, AAA represents over 1,450 member companies consisting of 350 companies managing more than 340,000 apartment homes, and over 1,100 businesses that provide products and services to the industry