Spencer kicks off 40th anniversary in Atlanta

The Foundation began its 40th anniversary celebration in the city where it was established — Atlanta. The Atlanta RIMS Chapter’s Education Conference served as the venue for the foundation to begin celebrating 40 years of funding the education of industry leaders.

Joining the celebration were Robert Spencer’s widow, Charlotte Spencer, and their daughter, Libby Swinson. Founding board member Jim Newton and his wife Judy also attended. A reception also was held for local alumni.

Here is a link to a video of the celebration, streamed live on Facebook. During the event, we debuted a new video:

The Atlanta chapter made a $25,000 contribution to Spencer. Over time, the chapter has contributed more than $500,000 to the foundation. The Chapter has established two named scholarships and has supported the foundation’s ongoing programs.

Foundation Chairperson Marya Propis with Spencer alumna Sunmi Hirata and LaKenya Young.

Foundation Chairperson Marya Propis with Spencer alumna Sunmi Hirata and LaKenya Young.


Celebrating Spencer’s 40th anniversary: Spencer alumni Paulus Ackah (far left), Julia Hellman (third on left) and Sunmi Hirata (far right) talk with Charlotte Spencer, Jim Newton, Judy Newton and Libby Swinson at a reception the night before the luncheon.

Celebrating Spencer’s 40th anniversary: Spencer alumni Paulus Ackah (far left), Julia Hellman (third on left) and Sunmi Hirata (far right) talk with Charlotte Spencer, Jim Newton, Judy Newton and Libby Swinson at a reception the night before the luncheon.