Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs Child Development Association celebrates 45 years

Birthday bash Oct. 30



ROSWELL, Ga. – The mayors of Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs will honor the 45 years of work from the Child Development Association on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Country Club of the South. The public is invited.

The Child Development Association provides early care and learning programs for low-income families.

Joining the celebration will be the mistress of ceremonies, Linda Stouffer of WSB-TV Channel 2 and the honorary chair, Bobby D. Cagle, commissioner of Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. The event will showcase the founding of the CDA and its 45 years of service to children and families in the community.

The CDA will honor four influential citizens who have championed early childhood education for economically disadvantaged youth and have been instrumental to the organization’s success.

• Henry and Anne (posthumously) Hicks, early leaders of the CDA, who have supported early childhood education and strived to strengthen families in the community for more than four decades.

• Alicia Philipp, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, a regional leader in strengthening nonprofits and engaging donors effectively in vital community missions, like preparing low-income children for success in school.

• Stephanie Blank, an ardent advocate for increased quality, accessibility and affordability of early childhood education.

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The CDA is a 501(c)(3) organization and tax deductible contributions may be made through their website at

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