Award Honors Arthur Blank’s Commitment to Atlanta

Award Honors Arthur Blank’s Commitment to Atlanta

Arthur Blank is among the honorees for who will receive recognition making Atlanta a better place to live.

Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank
Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank

Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank is among four people being honored Saturday night, Nov. 4, at the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta’s Change Makers Awards Gala at the Cobb Galleria.

The awards celebrate men and women in the Atlanta metro area who help to make the city and state better places to live.

Blank and former Georgia Tech professor Mokhtar Bazaraa are receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards. Episcopal Bishop Robert Wright is getting the Building Bridges Award. Sally Yates, who was fired as acting U.S. attorney general for refusing to enforce the first executive order President Donald Trump issued to halt immigration from some Muslim-majority nations, is being recognized with the Courage Award.

Bill Nigut, a senior executive producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting and a former Anti-Defamation League regional director, is the events’ emcee.

“We are so excited about the Change Makers Awards Gala and recognizing such a diverse group of leaders who shape our city, state, country and the world,” Islamic Speakers Bureau Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa said. “We are recognizing leadership in business, academics, faith, community and constitutional rights. I believe this will be a historic event.”

Tickets are $175 for the black-tie gala, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit

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