Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Core5’s founding members have long been advocates of community stewardship, actively participating in organizations that support the causes they care about. In keeping with our core principles, we invest resources to bring value to communities and residents now and into the future.

Community stewardship is part of everyday life at Core5. We support our employees’ commitment to their local communities through volunteer time, sponsorships, fundraising support and matching gifts. We often organize opportunities for our employees to volunteer together, create bonds to their communities and support each other in ways that go beyond the office. We see community involvement as the path to creating a better place for our employees and neighbors through education, the environment and other worthwhile causes.

Tim Gunter, our president and chief executive officer, is a member of the Endowment Board for Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university and a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Tim has also served on the Board of Teach for America and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club. Through Rotary, Tim participated in a mission trip to Honduras to help build houses for some of the world’s poorest people.

Linda Booker, our executive vice president and chief financial officer, leads a group of youth in partnership with New American Pathways to resettle a refugee family making their new home in Atlanta. The group has furnished an apartment, provided transportation and helped support the family’s transition. Linda’s previous volunteer roles include Treasurer and Vice Chair for the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, an organization which provides free quality daycare, emotional support, and an educational curriculum for homeless children and focused social services for their families.

Lisa Ward, our senior vice president and managing director currently volunteers with a variety of organizations which include Children’s Restoration Network, Mt. Vernon Tower’s Senior Center and Senior Services of North Fulton County.

David Nelson, vice president development, serves the Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scouts as den leader and assistant cub master for a pack of 95 boys in grades 1-5. David is also an avid supporter of Georgia Agape, a non-profit social services organization placing abused, neglected, and dependent children into Christian homes.

Jennifer Jones, our director of finance, is a loyal guest service volunteer at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House where she helps families of a sick or injured child settle into their home-away-from-home. She is also a past committee member with United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and is heavily involved in the production of their annual “Share the Love” fashion show featuring clients of UCP as models.