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IMPACT Presents: Daniel Shoy Jr., East Lake Foundation

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Wednesday, November 8



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


From Swamp to Springboard, Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty

Daniel Shoy Jr.


Please join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and the Freshman Servant Leadership Organization for a talk from Daniel Shoy Jr., President of East Lake Foundation.

Daniel Shoy, Jr. serves as president of the East Lake Foundation.  He is responsible for its strategic plan and goal setting focused on its mission of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty for children and families in the East Lake community. With overall responsibility for the Foundation’s operations and external relations, he is also charged with sustaining strong relationships with the Foundation’s partners. Since joining the Foundation as Program Director in 2010, he has also served as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Shoy has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with organizations focused on youth and community development. Prior to joining the East Lake Foundation, Shoy worked for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation for 10 years and was responsible for awarding $28M in grants.

Shoy has completed several leadership programs including the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program (2002), Southeast Council of Foundations Hull Fellows Program (2003), LEAD Atlanta (2005), Association of Black Foundation Executives Connecting Leaders Program (2008), and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Education Policy Fellowship Program (2009).

Shoy currently serves on the boards of the East Lake Housing Corporation, Charles R. Drew Charter School, the University of Georgia Board of Visitors, Hands on Atlanta and on the Atlanta Public Schools’ Affordable Housing Taskforce.  He previously served on Emory University’s Board of Governors. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2017). Shoy has been recognized by Atlanta Tribune as a Man of Distinction (2016) and as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Notable Georgians (2017). He’s been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. since 1994 and is currently active with its Nu Mu Lambda Chapter.

Shoy is a first generation American from New York City, speaks two other languages and enjoys international travel, sports and photography. He earned a B.A. in History from Emory University in 1995 and in 2013 was named an Emory College Distinguished Alumni.

Shoy will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders.

The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

Freshman Servant Leadership Organization