Celebrating Georgia Businesses That Care

With a shared belief that giving back is good for business and good for Georgia, business leaders across the state are coming together to launch the goBeyondProfit initiative to celebrate corporate generosity of all kinds. Our vision is to inspire companies of all sizes and at all stages to elevate giving back to a point it becomes the norm for all businesses in Georgia.


Why Pledge to

Be celebrated through your company’s story of generosity on this site and in upcoming news stories.

Enjoy positive brand alignment and a third-party endorsement of your corporate efforts to give back.

Learn best practices from companies at different stages and sizes

Join at no cost to you or your company. Simply pledge and continue making a difference.

What We Pledge

The goBeyondProfit Pledge is a wide-ranging invitation to join like-minded, forward-thinking business leaders who value investing time, talent and financial resources to meet community needs.

Pledge to goBeyondProfit

  1. We will actively find ways to leverage our company’s resources to further benefit the community.
  2. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities to volunteer their time, skills and expertise to help support community needs and will encourage our employees to volunteer on their own as well.
  3. We are committed to contributing company financial resources to company initiatives supporting our communities.
  4. We will find ways to create a culture of collaboration and community engagement, volunteerism and giving back within our company.

Want to be celebrated?


Hear from fellow business leaders

how going beyond profit is the best business decision.


goBeyondProfit is funded by Jackson Healthcare and launched by Georgia business leaders who value giving back and agree that going beyond profit is good for business and good for Georgia.

Rick Jackson
Chairman & CEO
Jackson Healthcare
Founder, goBeyondProfit
Juanita Powell Baranco
Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
Don Barden
Frank Blake
Former Chairman & CEO
The Home Depot
Paul Bowers
Chairman, President & CEO
Georgia Power
Millard Choate
Chairman & CEO
Choate Construction
Chris Clark
President & CEO
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Clark Dean
Senior Managing Director and Partner
Transwestern – Transaction Science
Walter M. "Sonny" Deriso, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Atlantic Capital Bank
Sam L. Gude, III
Gude Management Group
Glen Jackson
Jackson Spalding
Shane Jackson
Jackson Healthcare
Mary Laschinger
Chairman & CEO
Bernie Marcus
The Home Depot
The Marcus Foundation
Eric Tanenblatt
Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation

Celebrating Companies that Pledge

Every company that signs the Pledge will be recognized and have the opportunity to share their stories of caring.


At 3Ci, it’s all about “giving forward.” As Owner & CEO Don Barden would say, “giving back assumes you took something. Great leaders ‘give forward,’ without any expectation of anything in return.” It is our mission at 3Ci to continue to invest in and serve communities and causes that positively impact the people of Georgia. You can find us taking 250 U.S. Army Rangers to an Atlanta Hawks game for Christmas every year, or working on our 14th Habitat Home this spring, or donating our time and fundraising dollars to support technology initiatives for women, minorities, and children in Atlanta. At 3Ci we believe in serving our community so much, that we made it our mission statement; “We exist to ignite the success of our people, customers, business partners, and community.” How can we serve you?

Jackson Healthcare

By investing in people’s futures, with an emphasis on the health and education of children, Jackson Healthcare Charities is making a meaningful impact, one community at a time. Efforts focused on education and youth, global outreach, inner city, local outreach, medical, medical missions and orphan/foster care.

Southern Sprinkler Systems

On hot summer days, many property owners, farmers and gardeners wake to the glorious sound of sprinklers – giving their precious lawns, plants or crops the important irrigation they need to grow and thrive. Because Mother Nature can be unpredictable, and humans want predictable crops, gardens and landscaping, supplemental irrigation is often necessary. Ed Klaas and his wife Silvina founded Southern Sprinkler Systems in 2000. With more than 2,350 customers across metro Atlanta, Southern Sprinklers provides irrigation services for everything from residential properties and homeowners’ associations to commercial properties and parks, including Centennial Olympic Park, and everything in between.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta that has partnered with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for more than a decade to help support those stepping in to take care of children from broken families.


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Whether your company is big or small and no matter how you choose to give back,
we invite you to join us in a statewide pledge to goBeyondProfit


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