Amplify Athens

The proceeds are in from the Amplify Athens fundraising concert for Family Connection-Communities in Schools Athens. Last month’s event raised $10,000 for the Athens nonprofit which works to help young people and their families. Tim Johnson is Executive Director of FC-CIS. He says the money can help in a variety of ways.

“A lot of our funding, of course is restricted, and has to be spent on certain things,” according to Johnson. “The great thing about Amplify funding is that we can use it to fill in the gaps to provide our ongoing work in the community.”

Amplfy Athens

The annual Amplify Athens concert series takes place this weekend at the Foundry. The two-day concert features a performance by Grammy award-nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins. Athens native, musician and executive Mike Killeen founded Amplify. It’s part of the Amplify my Community nonprofit, which raises money for other agencies.