Elise Eplan

Co-Founder at Hands On Atlanta

Elise Eplan

Elise Eplan

Co-Founder at Hands On Atlanta

Biography

Principal
The Eplan Group

Atlanta, Georgia
TOPICS: Communicating About Wealth, Engaging the Next Generation, Family Philanthropy, Governance and Succession Planning, Strategic Grantmaking, Teen and Youth Philanthropy

Prior to founding The Eplan Group in 2009, Elise was Vice President for Special Initiatives at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, which was created by the co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons. The Foundation has granted more than $275 million since it was launched in 1995. As one of the Foundation\’s first two staff members, Elise led the trustees in developing the vision, direction and processes for the Foundation. Over a period of 11 years, she oversaw the discretionary grantmaking for the trustees and over $10 million in Foundation grants for parks and greenspace in Atlanta. Prior to this, Elise was the Director of The America Project, an urban anti-poverty initiative undertaken by The Carter Center in the 1990s. During this time, she explored promising initiatives that were undertaken in other cities and disseminated information about lessons learned by The Atlanta Project.

Elise was the Founding President of Hands On Atlanta, a community service organization, and she now serves on its Advisory Board. She is also an Associate Board Director for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and serves on the board of The Paideia School, the Alumni Advisory Board at the Yale School of Management and the Advisory Board for the Oglethorpe University Center for Civic Engagement. Elise was President of the Atlanta chapter of The American Jewish Committee from 2003-2005 and has been an active board member with the organization, notably with its Black-Jewish Coalition.

Elise received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Brandeis University and her Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University. She and her husband, Bob Marcovitch, have two children, Hannah and Max.

Overview
Career Highlights

Hands On Atlanta
The Eplan Group

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Number of Boards

5

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Co-Founder at Hands On Atlanta

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Fund Advisor at Peachtree Equity Investment Management, Inc.

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Founder at Atlanta Community Food Bank, Inc.

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President & Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Trustee/Headmaster at The Paideia School, Inc.

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Partner at Dentons

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Senior Counsel at Thompson Hine LLP

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Executive Director at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

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Senior Consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates

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Partner at Dentons

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Elise Eplan
Co-Founder at Hands On Atlanta
Education
Undergraduate Degree in American Studies

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Masters in Public & Private Management

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Memberships
Certified Advisor
Current

Established in 2002, 21/64 has evolved from a program with the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies into an independent nonprofit practice providing multigenerational advising, facilitation and training for next generation engagement, especially within family philanthropy and other family enterprises. They specialize in serving families with funds, foundations or other family enterprises as well as wealth and philanthropy advisors so that multiple generations can work, give and serve together more effectively.

Career History
Co-Founder
1989 - Current

Hands on Atlanta provides health care services. The company was founded by Deva A. Hirsch, Elise Eplan, Kent Alexander, Michelle Nunn in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Founder
Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Hands on Atlanta provides health care services. The company was founded by Deva A. Hirsch, Elise Eplan, Kent Alexander, Michelle Nunn in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
President, Board of Trustees
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2016

Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area. The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women.

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Hands on Atlanta provides health care services. The company was founded by Deva A. Hirsch, Elise Eplan, Kent Alexander, Michelle Nunn in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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2012

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta offers opportunities to build communities for Jews at home, in Israel and in communities throughout the world. It provides services through a network of social and humanitarian agencies. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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