On Friday evening, June 29th, we attended a party in honor of our friend and Board member, John Hollingsworth, as a send-off to the next phase of his incredible life. John entered our lives at a time when we desperately needed someone to write our Business Plan. We met him for lunch, told him about the foundation, and he agreed to come on board. To say the least, John is an incredible young man. He is currently an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets, and formerly an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his undergraduate degree from UGA and an MBA from Emory University. And on top of all of that, and most importantly, he is a genuinely great human being.
The party was held at the Millennium Gate Museum. The Millennium Gate Museum is a triumphal arch and Georgia history museum located in Atlanta, on 17th Street in the Atlantic Station district of Midtown. Based on the Arch of Titus, the monument celebrates peaceful accomplishment, with special attention paid to Georgia’s history and people. As of 2011, it is the largest classical monument to have been dedicated since completion of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The arch inscription reads, in Latin: “This American monument was built to commemorate all peaceful accomplishment since the birth of Jesus Christ in the year of our Lord, MM.”
It was an incredible evening honoring John, held in a most incredible place, attended by a group of John’s friends, who he described as the people most important and most influential in his life. The Evans family wishes you all the best, John, as you embark on this new venture. We thank you for taking the lead in forming our business plan. It is going to make all the difference in the next phase of our foundation. We will look forward to your return visits to Atlanta. We love you!