Re-watch Legacy Awards Live!


ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) held its 27th Annual Legacy Awards Gala on September 18, broadcasting live from Dillon Production Studios to the homes of Host Committee members throughout the city. Hosts held intimate dinner parties and tuned into the live-streamed event. The event raised over $500,000 through sponsorship, fundraising, and a live and silent auction.

“This year’s Legacy Awards Gala was an amazing success and we are incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received throughout these unprecedented times,” said Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. “Our main goal was to celebrate the future of our organization in a way that was safe to all involved and we could not have made that happen without the support of our Host Committee.”

The Legacy Awards honor leaders who have made remarkable contributions to their professions and have invested significantly in our community. The individuals chosen as Legacy Award Honorees are extraordinary role models that have guided the way for others while being dedicated community servants.


The 2021 Legacy Award Honorees are Ernest and Patrice Greer (Greenberg Traurig and Creative Concourse Concepts, LLC). The Defender of Potential Award Recipient is Jim Young (Cox Enterprises).

The Platinum Sponsor was The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Gold Sponsors included: Cox Enterprises/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power Company, Greenberg Traurig, Greystar, Leapley Construction, Public Super Markets Charities, and UPS. Silver Sponsors included: The Jeff Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler Charitable Fund, and Tanner, Ballew & Maloof.

2021 Legacy Awards Honorees, Ernest & Patrice Greer

2021 Defender of Potential, Jim Young