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Mayor to Speak at Annual Landmark Lunch in Piedmont Park

Kasim Reed will serve as keynote speaker next month in celebration of the Piedmont Conservancy’s 25th anniversary.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor-funded nonprofit working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Courtesy PPC
Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor-funded nonprofit working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Courtesy PPC
Patch Staff Report

Piedmont Park Conservancy will kickoff its 25th anniversary by hosting Landmark Lunch on Thursday, May 8.

Matt Bronfman, Chief Executive Officer of Jamestown, and John Izard, Jr., Executive Director of Cushman & Wakefield will serve as Corporate Co-Chairs for this year’s event.

Landmark Lunch began in 1997 as an annual fundraiser for Piedmont Park. The first luncheon honored Mayor Ivan Allen, Mayor Bill Campbell, Mayor Maynard Jackson, Mayor Sam Massell and Mayor Andrew Young - the five living Atlanta mayors at that time. For the last eighteen years, Landmark Lunch has been Atlanta’s most anticipated spring fundraiser.

Some of the past keynote speakers include Arthur Blank, Charles Brewer, Jim Kennedy, Don Keough, Laura Seydel Turner, Ted Turner and the Honorable Andrew Young. Piedmont Park Conservancy will continue the tradition of offering the stage to Atlanta’s most influential leaders with Mayor Kasim Reed serving as keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon.

“I am honored to be this year’s keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Landmark Lunch,” said Reed in a statement. “For the last 25 years, Piedmont Park Conservancy has been a steadfast partner in revitalizing and expanding Piedmont Park. Because of their tireless commitment to maintaining the Park as a world-class green space, surrounding neighborhoods are now bustling with successful businesses, young professionals, active families and great schools.”

Hundreds of corporate and community leaders will don their favorite hat and meet under the tent atop The Promenade, overlooking spectacular Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Guests will be treated to a champagne toast as they arrive, followed by a delicious lunch featuring delectable, locally sourced cuisine. 

Patron and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities to support Landmark Lunch are available by contacting Kristine Cohn at 404-875-7275 ext. 253 or kcohn@piedmontpark.org. Individual tickets are available for $125 per person and may be purchased online at www.piedmontpark.org.

All proceeds from Landmark Lunch support the Conservancy’s efforts to maintain and care for Piedmont Park.


Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor-funded nonprofit working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Founded in 1989, the Conservancy has raised and invested more than $60 million in private funds for Park improvements and today manages over 90% of the overall maintenance and security of Piedmont Park. Newly opened Park amenities include Legacy Fountain and the Promenade, the wetlands, a re-naturalized Clear Creek, three acres of hardwood forest, basketball courts, bocce courts, the new aquatic center, the Greystone event facility, an expanded dog park and new lawns.



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