Peggy Still Johnson has been named Chief External Affairs Officer of The Center for Working Families Inc. (TCWFI) overseeing a team working in fundraising, employer relationship development, marketing and communications and community outreach. TCWFI serves unemployed and underemployed individuals in South Atlanta. ”We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Peggy joining the leadership team here at TCWFI,” said President/CEO Ché D. Watkins. “Her breadth of fundraising and entrepreneurial skills will be invaluable to us as we expand into south Fulton as well as communicate more opportunities to the closer community. Our donors are sure to feel valued with Peggy.”
Most recently, Peggy was the Executive Director for Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The Callanwolde team under Peggy’s direction led a successful capital campaign and renovation project and transformed the center in less than 5 years. She also serves as the Arts and Philanthropy Director for Fort Mac (Fort McPherson) overseeing the creative arts and community outreach direction for the re-development of Fort Mac.
Peggy serves on the Advisory Boards for Georgia State University School of Music, Georgia Music Partners, Atlanta Film Society/Atlanta Film Festival, and has served 5 years on the Board of Governors (Composer Seat) for The Recording Academy (Grammy Organization) and on the Day League Advisory Board (formerly known as the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center). She is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta (class of 2013) and Leadership DeKalb (class of 2014) and an alumna of Georgia State University.
Peggy says, “I am thrilled and honored to be working with Ché Watkins and the team at The Center for Working Families, Inc. I am very passionate about helping those in need in our great city and look forward to helping the team advance the economic security of hard-working families and their children through workforce development, economic supports and asset building.”