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Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative names Coutney Collins, MPA as COO

Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) is pleased to announce Courtney Collins, MPA, as Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Courtney will support AWBI's mission to make shared prosperity the Atlanta Way, by supporting the engagement, capacity, and leadership necessary to build Black wealth in Atlanta and across the South.

Courtney brings more than a decade of experience leading nonprofits in strategy and operations. Courtney specializes in helping nonprofits improve their operations and administrative functions so that nonprofits can focus on their core mission. Her areas of expertise include operational planning, financial planning, policy development, and implementation, compliance, and people management.

Before joining AWBI, Courtney served as the VP of Administration & CFO for the Atlanta Police Foundation. The highlight of her time at the APF was securing $4 million funding through New Market Tax Credits to support the building of two new At-Promise Centers. The At-Promise Centers are state-of-the-art learning and community facilities with specialized services providing specialized programming for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who reside on Atlanta’s Westside.

Courtney was also instrumental in leading the post-merger integration for two historied nonprofits in the Atlanta area (Genesis Shelter and Our House) whose missions were to support families experiencing homelessness and generational poverty.

Courtney is driven by a sense of commitment to use her talents to invest in the community. She is a proud Double Dawg and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master's of Public Administration and Policy.


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