Fabulous Friends in Philanthropy Inc. is non-profit organization that was created to promote charitable giving while empowering homeless girls.
The fastest growing group of homeless people is children under 9 years of age. Georgia ranks 49th overall for the number of homeless children. In total, there are 58,397 homeless children – 26,329 are enrolled in K-8 and 56% are African-American. 48% of all the children in Atlanta in poverty live in families with annual incomes of less than $15,000 a year.
Our primary goal is to reduce conditions contributing to the lack of access. We accomplish this through our Petals in Bloom Scholarship Fund, promotion of charitable giving and collaboration with local agencies, government and businesses to assist in the prevention of homelessness in our community.
“Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world.” Anonymous
Meet the Founder:Kim M. Braud is the Founder and Executive Director of Fabulous Friends in Philanthropy Inc. Kim’s passion for community service is evident by her active involvement in her community. Her current board service includes Children’s Restoration Network, American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Board, Parents Corner USA, TopClass Foundation and the Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity. She also served on the SafeKids GA board of directors from 2009-2012 and is the Co-Chair for the Mentor committee of the SafeAmerica Foundation.
Kim has been a dedicated volunteer at United Way of Greater Atlanta for several years. She is a Community Investment Volunteer, a United Way V.I.P. Alumnus and has served as an Employee Campaign Manager for Nationwide Insurance (Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina) from 2007-2012. She was also recently appointed to serve as the Homeless Representative of the Community Investment Committee.
Kim has volunteered with Each One Save One, I AM BEAUTIFUL, Community Consulting Teams of Atlanta, Kids in Need (Atlanta Community Food Bank), the Gwinnett County March of Dimes, M.A.D.D. and has served on several host committees. She is also an active member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Kim was featured in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, is the recipient of the 2012 Presidential Drum Major for Service Volunteer Service Award, and several other community awards. She was also featured in the Fall 2011 edition of the Strayer University Scholar Magazine.
She has been employed by Nationwide Insurance since 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions in Washington D.C., Maryland and North Carolina. She currently manages distribution channel marketing and community outreach efforts for the Southern States Regional Operation of the company. In this position, she supports Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina agents and associates. Kim is responsible for identifying and executing market campaigns that will aid in improving community presence, brand awareness and lead generation. She has over twenty years of experience in the areas of claims, training, marketing and corporate communications.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Kim currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.