Hampton Island Preserve, Ronald S. Leventhal and Family Support APD, Atlanta Police Foundation

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Ronald S. Leventhal, developer and managing member of Hampton Island Preserve, recently served as sponsor and co-chair at the Atlanta Policeman's Ball. Through his participation in the event, Ronald Leventhal showed his support for the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Police Foundation.

These folks put their lives on the line every day to ensure all of our safety. It was a great honor for my wife and me to co-chair the Atlanta 2008 Policeman's Ball.

Hampton Island Preserve (http://www.hamptonisland.com), a private retreat located off the coast of Georgia, and Ronald S. Leventhal, the preserve's developer and managing member, supported the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and Atlanta Police Foundation recently by being a sponsor and co-chair, respectively, of the third-annual Atlanta Policeman's Ball, held at the Georgia Aquarium on May 3, 2008.

The sold-out gala was hosted by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington and chaired by Ronald S. Leventhal, his wife Dorothy, and Jeffrey Smith. Ronald S. Leventhal was honored with the privilege of introducing his long-time friend, Senator Johnny Isakson. Senator and Mrs. Isakson, along with Michael and Kristy Robison, served as distinguished honorary chairs.

"Hampton Island Preserve was proud to show support for the brave men and women of the APD," said Ronald Leventhal. "These folks put their lives on the line every day to ensure all of our safety. It was a great honor for my wife and me to co-chair the Atlanta 2008 Policeman's Ball."

The Atlanta Police Foundation raises funds to support the following programs: a high-quality recruitment program to recruit the best and the brightest officers to the APD, a training program to ensure that the officers and command staff of the APD have the most advanced training possible to fight crime in Atlanta, a scholarship program to encourage officers to finish their academic degrees and seek higher levels of education, an affordable housing program so more officers can live inside the Atlanta city limits, a Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line that allows citizens to safely report crime tips, and the much-awaited return of the Mounted Horse Patrol.

For more information about the Atlanta Police Foundation, call 404-586-0180 or visit http://www.atlantapolicefoundation.org.

Atlanta Police Foundation
The Atlanta Police Foundation was created by a diverse group of business and community leaders in 2003 to secure resources and be an advocate for the Atlanta Police Department and its employees and to serve as a voice of the community on public safety issues. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization governed by a diverse, 27-member Board of Trustees, representing business, law, education, not-for-profit organizations and the community. The Foundation's sole purpose is to drive crime down in the City of Atlanta. It is the official fundraising organization for the Atlanta Police Department.

Hampton Island Preserve
Hampton Island Preserve (Est. 1769) is a verdant, private retreat set on a 4,000-acre series of islands off the coast of Georgia, which offers 370 distinctive home sites and exclusive membership opportunities. One of the few remaining undeveloped islands along the South Atlantic Coast, Hampton Island Preserve maintains the stunning, natural enclave while offering refined services and amenities including an organic farm, state-of-the-art equestrian center, two spa locations, world-class food and beverage offerings, guided hunting and fishing excursions, seaplane and guest houses. Ricefields, a Davis Love III-designed, signature, championship golf course, will open this fall.

For more information on Ronald S. Leventhal or the Hampton Island Preserve, visit http://www.hamptonisland.com or call 912-880-8888.

Gina Stouffer/Gary Gerbino/Ashley Bever
Lou Hammond & Associates    
(ginag@ lhammond.com)
(garyg@ lhammond.com)
(ashleyb@ lhammond.com)

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