top of page
Copy of Big Voice Black and Gold.png
BV gold dots.png

Save the Date for the
2024 Big Voice for Children Awards

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Foundry at Puritan Mill

916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

BV gold dots.png

2024 Honorees

Terri D. McFadden, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. McFadden embodies the very essence of dedication and expertise in pediatric care and advocacy. As a seasoned General Pediatrician and a Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, she not only provides compassionate care to children but also plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of pediatric healthcare through education and leadership.

Her commitment extends beyond the clinic walls. As an attending pediatrician and former medical director for Primary Care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Hughes Spalding campus, she not only treats patients but mentors future generations of medical professionals, from medical students to pediatric residents. Dr. McFadden’s influence is felt statewide through her leadership in the leadership in the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where she was past president, and on a national level as a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Early Childhood. She is also a member and immediate past chair of the Georgia Board of Healthcare Workforce where she was appointed by former Governor Nathan Deal.

Dr. McFadden’s contributions are multifaceted, spanning from childhood injury prevention and preschool literacy promotion to advocating for comprehensive care for underserved communities. Her involvement in the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the Reach Out and Read program, and her daily work with PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health highlight her proactive approach to improving children’s health outcomes. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a tireless advocate for “Whole Child” policies, Dr. McFadden stands as a champion for children.

For her tireless advocacy and impactful leadership, Dr. McFadden is celebrated as a Big Voice for Children Awards honoree, recognizing her profound contributions to pediatric healthcare and her relentless pursuit of a better future for Georgia’s children.

Camp Twin Lakes is not just a summer camp; it’s a transformative haven for children facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and significant life challenges. Founded on the belief that every child deserves a chance to experience the joys of camp, regardless of their medical condition or life circumstance, Camp Twin Lakes offers a remarkable range of adaptive activities designed to empower and uplift its campers while building resilience and supporting mental health.

 

Lead by CEO Jill Morrisey, Camp Twin Lakes has become a beacon for hope and joy for thousands of children and families each year. From its three campuses in Winder and Rutledge, GA, every aspect of the camp - from fully adaptive activities like zip lining, rock climbing, and horseback riding - is designed to empower and enrich the lives of its participants. Beyond thrilling adventures, Camp Twin Lakes fosters a deep connection to nature through accessible trails, a wheelchair-friendly green treehouse, and stargazing programs. The camp's 120-acre farm further enhances the experience, providing hands-on learning and sensory exploration opportunities.

 

Camp Twin Lakes is not just a place for recreation; it's a community hub that collaborates with more than 70 partner organizations and mobilizes countless volunteers each year. Its commitment to collaboration and inclusivity has earned recognition within the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network community and a spotlight as a BOOST Grantee. Read Camp Twin Lakes spotlight here

 

For its unwavering commitment to improving access and redefining what is possible for children facing serious illnesses and disabilities, Camp Twin Lakes is a deserving honoree of the Big Voice for Children Awards.

BV gold dots.png

About the Big Voice for Children Awards

The Big Voice for Children Awards is a vibrant event that brings together more than 300 passionate guests, united in their dedication to making a difference. Prepare to be inspired as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals and organizations that put Georgia’s children first. These remarkable advocates have made a profound impact, ensuring that our children not only survive, but thrive.

But that’s not all! The Big Voice for Children Awards is more than just a celebration. It is a powerful fundraiser to raise essential funds to fuel the groundbreaking research, impactful education, and transformative policy work of Voices for Georgia’s Children.

Past Big Voice Honorees

2023

  • Alison Johnson

  • Deep Center

  • Linette Dodson/Georgia School Nutrition Program

  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

2013

  • 100 Black Men of America

  • Kathryn Cheek

  • Gail Hayes

  • Phil Jacobs

  • Mary Margaret Oliver

  • Wendell Willard

2019

  • Youth Suicide PSA Participants

  • Barbara "Bobbi" Cleveland

2012

  • Bill Bolling

  • Georgia CASA

  • Elain Draeger

  • Tim Johnson

  • Pat Nobbie

2018

  • Atlanta Children's Shelter

  • Phoebe Putney Network of Trust

  • Judge LeRoy Burke, III

  • Pat Willis

2011

  • Renee Lewis Glover

  • Emory University School of Law

  • Robin Ferst

  • Sally Fitzgerald

  • J. Tom Morgan

  • Larry Sanders

2017

  • Judge Willie Lovett, Jr. (posthumous)

  • Dr. Jordan Greenbaum

  • Tina Fleming (Live Healthy Gwinnett)

  • Ron Scroggy

2010

  • Dennis Lockhart & Dr. Beverly Tatum

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Dr. Veda Johnson

  • Judge Velma Tilley

  • Sam Mitchell & Marc Upshaw

  • Becky Cheatham

2016

  • Kim Anderson

  • Karl Lehman

  • Robetta McKenzie

  • Judge Peggy Walker

2009

  • Shirley Franklin, Atlanta Mayor

  • The Junior League of Atlanta

  • Franklin J. Richards, II

  • Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr.

  • W. Terence Walsh

  • Don Bower

2015

  • Justice P. Harris Hines

  • Sue Smith

  • Sara Kogon & Kelly Jenkins

  • East Lake Foundation

  • Southwire Company

2008

  • S. Truett Cathey

  • Judge Glenda Hatchett

  • Lynn Faulkner

  • Patricia Pflum & Neil Shorthouse

  • Becky Rumer

2014

  • Ann Cramer

  • Nancy Boxill, Nina Hickson & Deborah Richardson

  • Mark Shurett, DDS

  • Rachel Alterman Wallack

  • MAAC, Inc.

2007

  • Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator

  • Stephanie Blank

  • Judge Aaron Cohn

  • Otis Johnson, Savannah Mayor

  • Melvin Kruger

  • Linda Lowe

  • Tom Upchurch

bottom of page