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  • 1996

    Dorothy S. Ridings succeeds James Joseph as President and CEO of the Council on Foundations; at the time, COF had more than 2,000 members that collectively were disbursing $18 billion in grants annually.

  • 1999

    Ford Foundation awards grant for SECF work with new health care foundations in region.

  • 2001

    Annie E. Casey Foundation estatablishes its Atlanta Civic Site.

  • 2004

    Congress passes new regulations regarding foundation finances, following rapid growth of foundation assets in the late 1990s