Givers

Their gift is giving.

Tammie Carter

Tammie Carter has always had a passion for people. Her enthusiasm, motivation, and innate talent for leadership has been instrumental in catapulting her professional career including her most recent accomplishment of brokering the new Johns Creek Crye-Leike Real Estate Office. But it was her genuine love of people and interest in many hobbies that was the foundation for forming the Johns Creek Women’s Club.  About a year ago, Tammie had the idea of launching a social club that would provide a platform for women interested in meeting in many capacities and thus, the adventure began.  Meeting new people and sharing new hobbies and different interests is just the beginning. The monthly luncheons are held at Saint Ives Country Club the fourth Wednesday of every month with a special event or speaker. Members are enjoying book clubs, birthday babes, lunch bunch, Bon Apetit, movie nights, and much, much more. Membership to the Johns Creek Women’s Club is only $50 a year and will help support the Charity Guild of Saint Ives and Surrounding Areas initiative.

Thomas and Robin Yackley

Thomas and Robin Yackley, founders of the Alpharetta Community Chorus, are retired Fulton County music educators.  They have a combined teaching experience of 67 years.  Thomas earned a Bachelors degree in music education from Bowling Green State University and a Masters degree from Florida State University in choral conducting.  Robin earned a Bachelors degree from Florida State University and a Masters degree from Georgia State University, both in music education.Thomas supervises student teachers for Georgia Southern University and has a photography business, Yackley Photo. Together they have worked with graduate level choral conductors at Georgia State University. They also lead the Park Place Social Singers for seniors in the Johns Creek area.  The Alpharetta Community Chorus is in its fourth season, having started rehearsing in September of 2013. The non-auditioned group is open to new membership following each concert.  The chorus rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m., with a music reading training session offered from 6:30 – 7 p.m.  They regularly perform three concerts per year plus a summer weekend workshop in addition to performances throughout the community. They perform a wide variety of choral music from Renaissance to Contemporary

Dan Jape

For Dan Jape, owner and operator of Reliable Heating & Air, life is always about helping others.  Jape started Reliable Heating & Air in 1978 out of his basement and is now the nation’s top Trane dealer.  He is involved in many philanthropic efforts that focus on helping children.  He currently serves on the board of directors as president for Lanier Partners of North Georgia, which hosts the most successful annual Poker Run in America and Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD). Lanier Partners generously raises funds for Camp Sunshine, Camp Twin Lakes and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County.  SOARD provides home makeovers for children with special needs. Jape also provides the labor and materials for SOARD’s home renovations.  By giving children the opportunities they deserve every child can be a success story. He enjoys family time in Woodstock with his wife Kim, his son Daniel Jape and his two granddaughters.

Chris Glavine

Tom and Chris Glavine are the proud parents of five healthy children ranging in age from 7 to 22.  They do not take their good health for granted and have witnessed far too many children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, these kids are in the fight of their lives, and, far too many have already lost their battles. With Tom’s accomplishments in Major League Baseball, they recognized a unique opportunity to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer at a national level. Their family decided to become advocates for these children through CURE Childhood Cancer. Less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research is allocated towards curing childhood cancer.  Kids’ cancers are different than adult cancers and desperately need different treatments.