Southface Institute Receives $7,500 Grant from the UPS Foundation

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Atlanta, GA – September 17, 2019 – Southface Institute received a $7,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).

The grant will be used to sponsor the 2019 Southface Visionary Dinner, being held this week on Thursday, September 19. The dinner is an event that raises funds for the nonprofit’s mission-based work in the built environment.

Now in its 21st year, the annual Visionary Dinner is Southface’s main benefit event supporting Southface’s continued work in healthy and efficient buildings, clean energy, high-performance affordable housing, sustainable operations and inclusive communities. Thanks to support from grants like the one from UPS, Southface can continue to positively impact industry leaders; policy makers; design, development and construction professionals; and a growing body of interested and concerned citizens. At this year’s dinner, Southface presents the Argon Award for outstanding sustainability leadership to environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken and his work with Project Drawdown.

“We thank the UPS Foundation for its generous grant, which helps us support our work of ensuring that everyone has access to sustainable and healthy buildings as well as maintaining the momentum of community support for our work towards a regenerative economy,” said Andrea Pinabell, Southface President.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Southface Institute’s efforts to promote sustainable and equitable building and community planning practices in the Southeast,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

About Southface Institute

Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations across the U.S. With a mission to create a healthy and equitably built environment for all, Southface’s consulting services, workforce development, research and policy practices are supporting better homes, workplaces and communities. Experts in the fields of resource efficiency, building tech and organizational sustainability since 1978, Southface is committed to building a regenerative economy to meet tomorrow’s needs today.

About The UPS Foundation

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight, facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.

Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at and @UPS_Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

For more information, please contact Emily Proctor, Senior Communications Manager, Southface Institute, at

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