Our team is growing!


Patti Fries joined us this summer as Operations Manager. Patti has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry with responsibilities ranging from client service and trading to compliance. In her current role, Patti manages the day-to-day operations of CCF, supporting our entire team and all of our stakeholders. If you call our main number, most likely, Patti will be the one greeting you!


Do you have general questions about Cobb Community Foundation or aren’t sure who to call? Reach out to Patti at 770-859-2366 or via email at Patti@CobbFoundation.org.



Catherine (“Cat”) Gankofskie has been one of our two Resource Managers since she started with CCF in spring of 2017. She is now transitioning to a new role as our Non-profit Liaison while continuing to manage our competitive grant and scholarship programs. Cat has always particularly enjoyed building and developing relationships with the non-profits serving our community, making this role a perfect fit.


Are you a non-profit and would like to know how Cobb Community Foundation can help you? Are you thinking about setting up a Scholarship Fund? Call Cat at 770-859-2356 or reach out via email at Catherine@CobbFoundation.org.



Barbara Garner has also been with us since 2017 and, like Cat, held the title of Resource Manager. We are very excited to share that Barbara has moved into the role of Donor Services Manager. Barbara has always said that the best part of her day is when she is interacting with our donors and fundholders, and we could not be more pleased that as Donor Services Manager, donors and fundholders will be her primary focus. Barbara is currently pursuing her certification as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and is looking forward to working with all of our donor-advised fundholders develop their charitable strategies and turn those goals into action.


Learn how Cobb Community Foundation can help you or your business maximize your charitable impact when and how it makes the most sense for you. Call Barbara at 770-859-2359 or email her at Barbara@CobbFoundation.org.