Event Honorees: Don and Kaye Kole

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DON AND KAYE KOLE TO BE HONORED AT UNION MISSION’S 4TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

The Koles’ involvement with Union Mission spans nearly three decades. In 2007, the Don & Kaye Kole Center was established to provide those experiencing homelessness with a place of refuge. The center (now serving as the Magdalene Project) currently provides emergency accommodations to homeless women and their children.

In addition to be being a past chairman of Union Mission’s board of directors, Mr. Kole has served in leadership roles of numerous well-respected Savannah non-profits including The Armstrong Foundation, Candler Hospital Foundation, Georgia Historical Society, Hospice Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, King-Tisdell Museum, Savannah Jewish Federation and the United Way of the Coastal Empire.

Mrs. Kole, a former librarian, founded the Savannah Jewish Archives and authored several books on the Jewish community of Savannah. She is an active member of the Georgia Historical Society, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Savannah Area Genealogical Association, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society. Live Oak Public Libraries named the Kaye Kole Genealogy & Local History Room in her honor.

“The Kole’s involvement with Union Mission
spans nearly three decades.”

Since marrying in 1955, Mr. Kole, a graduate of Boston University and a U.S. Army veteran, and Mrs. Kole, a Savannah native and graduate of Armstrong State University, have devoted themselves to family, community and commerce. Please help us honor these transformational members of our community on May 9th.

ABOUT RAISING HOPE: Scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Raising Hope is chaired by Ginna Carroll. Attracting over 300 business and community leaders, Raising Hope is Union Mission’s largest fundraiser, providing support for short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, culinary job training and much more. For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Mark Toth, Director of Strategy & Development, at 248-770-3933 or Mtoth@unionmission.org.

 

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