Annual Thanksgiving Meeting - "My Story of Gratitude"
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Lovette Russell, Philanthropist/Communty Volunteer
Annual Thanksgiving Meeting - "My Story of Gratitude"

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A native of Atlanta, Lovette Russell  is committed to community service. Passionate about children’s causes, she currently serves on the boards of Zoo Atlanta, GEEARS (Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. 

Having chaired or co-chaired many of the city’s leading events, including the Mayor’s Masked Ball, the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House Ball, Zoo Atlanta’s The Beastly Feast, Park Pride’s 25th Anniversary Gala and the inaugural Grady Hospital Gala, she was named the 2012 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. That same year, she received the 11Alive Boisfeuillet Jones Community Service Award and was named the Mary Caan Volunteer of the Year by the Lupus Foundation. Previously, both the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Woman Magazine recognized her as a Woman of Achievement. Lovette received the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP in 2013. Most recently, Lovette was honored by the naming of the emergency department at Hughes Spalding Hospital as the Lovette Twyman Russell Emergency Department.

A graduate of Spelman College, Lovette is an active alumna and currently serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. In addition, she chairs the Hughes Spalding Hospital Community Foundation and is a member of Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

An experienced triathlete, Lovette has completed a number of triathlon events, in addition to the Honolulu Marathon, and has trained groups of women and inner-city children to compete in triathlons.

Lovette is a senior consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates. In this role, she provides strategic consultation to nonprofits to strengthen their capacity in the critical areas of board development, volunteer engagement, and fundraising. Lovette and her husband, Michael Russell, CEO of H. J. Russell & Company, are the proud parents of two children—Michael, coordinator, Global Partnerships at National Basketball Association (NBA), and Benjamin, who completed his master’s at the University of South Carolina and is now a field engineer at H. J. Russell & Company.

INVOCATION: Angela Cassidy