Recognized for his achievements as a homebuilder as well as a philanthropist, Stephen F. Been has sponsored numerous civic organizations and charities in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. As part of his extensive philanthropic work in the area, Stephen F. Been has donated to Leadership DeKalb, a regional group that supports community development, outreach, and education through several important programs.
Founded in 1986 by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Leadership DeKalb assumed its present status as an independent nonprofit eight years later. Today, Leadership DeKalb hosts a 10-month leadership development program for professionals in the region, which covers a range of important issues in diversity, public education, government, economics, transportation, healthcare, and more. In 2013, more than 50 people graduated from the program, and over 1,000 have completed the program since the organization’s inception. In addition, Leadership DeKalb offers the Youth Leadership DeKalb program, through which high school sophomores and juniors learn about some of the most important issues facing the community and how they can make a positive impact on their community in their lives and careers.
Visit www.leadershipdekalb.org to learn more or to get involved with this community organization.