Cara Turano Snow
Chief development officer, Technology Association of Georgia
STORY: Karon Warren
PHOTOS: Stephen Payne
CAUSES: Atlanta Community Food Bank, Junior League of Atlanta, University of Georgia College of Education, Atlanta Track Club, United Way Streets to Home
As a lifelong resident of Atlanta, Cara Turano Snow, who now lives in Old Fourth Ward, continually seeks ways to make the city greater. “Each of these causes represents an area where I am passionate, from providing scholarships to first-generation college students and developing the potential of women leaders to ensuring a healthier community and working to ensure my neighbors don’t go hungry,” she says.
For Snow, one of the most exciting aspects of her volunteer work is the training she provides and helping the next generation find a passion cause. “My greatest moments of volunteering come when someone recognizes an area that inspires them to do more, give more and align their values to support that cause,” she says.
One of her most heartwarming moments in her volunteer work came from working with the homeless in Atlanta. “In 2017, we had an opportunity to attend an outreach with the United Way Streets to Home program to give our annual donation,” Snow says. “Going out into the streets and supporting people to move into transitional housing is amazing to experience. It takes an amazing amount of courage to make that decision. I was impressed by all the individuals who take that step.”
Like many other volunteers, Snow loves knowing she is making an impact on those around her. “I like knowing how many meals the Atlanta Community Food Bank provides annually and how a donation can impact the life of a homeless veteran in terms of job training,” she says. “I think that small change matters, and the small things you do daily create a big impact.”
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