Good Apple Awards - April 19, 2017

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended the Good Apple Awards on April 19th. It was a fabulous night celebrating pro bono in Georgia and the continued work of Georgia Appleseed. We are grateful everyday for all the support.

See pictures from the event here.

Thank you to our generous 2017 Sponsors.

2017 Honorees:

Patrise Perkins-Hooker

It is with great pleasure that the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice announces Patrise Perkins Hooker as the 2017 Good Apple Award Recipient in the Individual Category for her focus on the importance of Pro Bono while serving as the 52nd President of the State Bar of Georgia. The “Power of Pro Bono” is a core value for Georgia Appleseed, a value that Patrise has personified throughout her life and work.

Currently the County Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia, Patrise is a leader both in her profession and in her community. Prior to assuming the position of President of the State Bar on June 7, 2014, Patrise served on the Board of Governors for 20 years, including as a member of the State Bar’s Executive Committee. Patrise is also a past chair of the State Bar’s Real Property Section, from which position she first came in contact with Georgia Appleseed’s Heirs Property Project.

Fast forward to today, Patrise is a founding Director of the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, formerly a project of Georgia Appleseed and now an independent law center dedicated to serving the legal needs of low and moderate income owners of heirs’ property in Georgia. Patrise has also served her community as the founding chair of the Juvenile Justice Fund, n/k/a/ youthSpark; as a dedicated board member and past chair of Hosea Feed the Hungry’s Board of Directors; as the Treasurer of the Lawyers for Equal Justice, Inc. (Georgia’s New Lawyer Incubator Program); and as a former president of the Gate City Bar Association and the Emory Business School Alumni Association.

Georgia Appleseed's Young Professionals Council Members:
Scott Bryant, Stacy Funderburke, and Pearson Beardsley

It is with deep gratitude that the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice announces the three recipients of the 2017 Good Apple Award Recipients in the YPC Category: Stacy Funderburke, Pearson Beardsley and Scott Bryant. Stacy, Pearson and Scott are being honored for their many years of leadership through Georgia Appleseed’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) and their decision to commit to service on the founding Board of Directors of the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, the direct outgrowth of Georgia Appleseed’s Heirs Property Project, a signature project of the YPC. The Georgia Appleseed/YPC Heirs Property Project provided the foundation for the creation, incubation and launch on January 1, 2017 of Georgia’s first independent law center whose mission is to “increase generational wealth, social justice, and community stability by securing and preserving property rights of low and moderate income Georgians.”


2017 Host Committee Leadership*
Alison Ballard and Ramsey Knowles
Emmet Bondurant and Jane Fahey
Elizabeth Chadwick and Mike Pollitt
Helen and Steve Clay
Taylor and John Daly
Alice and Steve Edwards
Jessica and Eric Fisher
John and Lisa Fleming
Robert and Susan Gallagher
Patricia Gorham and Edward Panetta
Sharon and Ben Hill
Amelia Toy Rudolph
Stanley and Adwoa Seymour

2017 Corporate Committee*
Virginia Adams, EY
Mary Benton, Alston & Bird
Scott Casey, UPS
Robert Edwards, Troutman Sanders
Lindsay Tanner McClelland, Southern Company
Diane Prucino, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

*As of 02/14/2017.

View our full Board of Directors list.

Click here to view more pictures from last year's event.

View all of our past honorees.