(July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)
Click the link below to access the
2018-19 Corporate Sponsor Package
If you have any questions about sponsorship,
please contact Stan Whitlock
Tel: (404) 558-1079
GISA truly appreciates the following Corporate Sponsors
and all they do to support our Member Schools!
Be sure to contact them to assist you with any of their fine products and services.
|PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS|
ACT Tessera is an all-in-one, multifaceted solution that gives students, parents, teachers, and schools a comprehensive view of existing student social and emotional skills and strengths, as well as recommended resources and strategies to address areas that may require increased focus.
Chris (Christine) Hansen
|EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Offering a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance, and private client services, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants is fast becoming one of the top retail insurance brokers in the U.S. With its southeast region office (formerly The McCart Group) based in Atlanta, 25 locations across 12 states, and corporate headquarters in San Francisco, EPIC has a nationwide presence. This year’s Business Insurance magazine ranks EPIC as the 23rd largest broker of U.S. business and is also ranked #6 in this year’s Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top P&C Brokers and Agents List.
Lighthouse Counsel partners with independent schools to increase mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support. Its core services include fundraising counsel (from campaign studies and counsel to advancement plans) and strategic planning.
Jeff Jowdy, President
|Mauldin & Jenkins, CPAs
Mauldin & Jenkins is a CPA firm that specializes in serving the not-for-profit educational industry. We have provided audit, tax and consulting services since 1918. Let us help you and your school!
Aleisa Howell, Partner
|New Oasis International Education
To bridge the gaps between opportunity and success within international education through industry-leading programs and partnerships, while building trust and fostering goodwill between the local community, international students, alumni and their families.
Taylor Hart Odom
|Power Web Videos
If you have a website you need videos! Research is overwhelming on the power that videos have in turning visitors to your website into clients.
Power Web Videos is one of the nations leading experts in creating and producing an online video strategy that helps your business grow! Our Emmy Award Winning Web Video Production team creates authentic short 1:00 minute videos that allow consumers to see, feel, and hear the passion you have for your business. The videos are spread throughout the website to keep visitors educated and engaged in your brand. Video production for websites includes a website welcome, testimonials, products, services and other business specific videos. A video strategy can also include video ads for Facebook & YouTube and video emails. We’ve worked with clients across all industries. Call today for a free consultation and starting using videos to grow your business.
SchooLinguist, a cloud-based digital recording solution, assists K-12 schools in improving student communication and collaboration skills. By providing an innovative two-way platform, SchooLinguist’s provides experiential learning opportunities by allowing students to record, listen, re-listen and submit audio of any nature to teachers any time. Teachers can listen, re-listen and respond any time. And it all takes place within the same application! No extra emails or files to transfer. SchooLinguist is currently used in Foreign Language, Fine Arts, and Debate programs, but the use of SchooLinguist is limited only by your imagination.
Every day drivers and passengers in their teens and early twenties are involved in fatal or life shattering crashes. In fact, car crashes are the number one cause of death for young drivers.
SteerSmart asks for just one hour to help save young lives. Our program has been customized to fit neatly within the typical regular daily academic schedule. It can be easily modified to be as short as 45-minutes or extended to over 90-minutes. The program has been delivered in all types of venues to all kinds of audiences. The common thread is that it has been hailed as memorable, instructive and vital to the safety of drivers by audiences all over the country.
|GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS|
Aprio is a premier CPA-led business advisory firm where thriving associates serve thriving clients. Our purpose is clear: we advise clients so that they can achieve what’s next, whatever that may be. More than just a CPA partner, we work closely with you to provide proactive advice and services that help ensure that your business operations support the growth of your school.
|Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club
For more information on School Programs and discounted tickets, please contact Jordan Lorino.
|Bennett Thrasher, LLP
Bennett Thrasher Technology Services offers powerful and flexible managed services that deliver the reliability and performance your school demands, as well as defend against the loss of productivity due to unplanned interruptions. We work with your to develop a technology road map and master plan customized to fit your school’s needs.
Jim Dougherty, Director
|China Project Hope
CPH Global is an expansion of China Project Hope, an organization founded in 1994, in response to the demand of students from other countries needing quality and trustworthy support in their academic journey in the USA. Our USA Private High School programs are SEVIS I-20 based, designed for the F-1 Student Visa.
At CPH Global, we are committed to serving international students in their pursuit to study in America with quality consulting because WE CARE!
Our people set us apart. As architects, engineers, and planners, we inquire, challenge, and collaborate to discover transformative solutions. Our process crosses disciplines to inspire innovation. Through partnership with our clients, we develop spaces and experiences that profoundly impact those who interact with them.
|Creech Roddey Watson Insurance
Creech Roddey Watson Insurance is one of the leading independent insurance agencies specializing in all forms of insurance for Private Schools. Creech Roddey Watson Insurance strives to offer you quality coverage, a high level of professional service, and a long-term relationship.
Using sophisticated modeling and advanced analytics, DonorSearch provides development staff with prospect research services that help them identify, qualify, and build relationships with 30% more potential major gift donors.
Earth Networks operates a hyperlocal network of 10,000+ climate and 1,500 lightning sensors across the U.S. that interconnect to capture real-time weather data. This intelligence can be used to enhance instruction in the classroom and in addition, keep your school informed about approaching severe weather so you can plan day-to-day operations and athletic programs accordingly.
|Edge Business Systems
Edge is a local authorized dealer for office technology. We represent Xerox, Toshiba, HP and Lexmark for printers, scanners, copiers, and wide format. Edge also offers software solutions for print management, scanning and document management.
Rick Duerr, Partner
For 30+ years, EdwardsCo has worked with independent day and boarding schools to develop and launch meaningful brand strategies, compelling communications, and beautiful design to ensure your institution STANDS OUT. We specialize in increasing demand, selectivity, and alumni engagement through exceptional educational branding and strategy, enrollment communications, and advancement communications.
|FACTS | RenWeb
FACTS | RenWeb is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS | RenWeb offers a comprehensive suite of services that includes tuition management, financial aid assessment, a learning management system, donor management, and online application and enrollment.
Firestorm is the nationally recognized leader in school preparedness, crisis planning, crisis management, and consequence management. Firestorm has provided hundreds of schools support both onsite and virtually, since 2005. Preparedness is an continuous improvement process, not a budget constraint.
|Flynn O’Hara Uniforms
Flynn O’Hara Uniforms is the largest privately-owned supplier and retailer of high-quality school uniforms, gym wear, and medical attire in the United States. Since 1972 we have remained family owned-and-operated, providing industry leading quality and customer support to over half a million students each year. We are honored to be a sponsor of Georgia Independent School Association!
Eireann Flynn, VP Sales & Marketing
Foresters Financial provides financial services including mutual funds, annuities, and life insurance. One of the largest 403(b) providers in the country.
Carly Nelson & Krista Hill
|Healthcare Procurement Solutions
Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to lower costs on everything from food to office supplies to building materials.
|Invictus Consulting, LLC
Experts at evaluating security risks to your school, our goal is to help safeguard your most valuable resources and assets. We provide emergency planning, business continuity planning, systems design and engineering, security management, and OSHA audits and training.
Dan Stephens, Partner, Director of Tactical Division
For 18 years we have provided global and domestic student tours that are designed to open a student’s heart through service and to expand their global worldview. Our tours include Cultural and Language Immersion, US/World History, Senior Class Adventures, Global Missions and International Student Travel.
Magnus Health is the most innovative way to collect, track, and manage student health information.
|Metz Culinary Management
Culinary Dining & Environmental Services
|Mills Uniform Company
For three generations, Mills Uniform Company has delivered stylish uniforms and consistently superior quality and service to the nation’s finest schools. We specialize in creating programs that reflect our schools’ identities and we source the highest quality products through our production facilities and our domestic and international partner suppliers.
|Morris & Templeton Insurance
Morris & Templeton Insurance is a Trusted Choice Independent agency dedicated to property and casualty risk management and insurance solutions. We have developed a consortium program for property and casualty insurance for GISA schools to address their complex needs.
Chris Templeton, VP
|Our Fundraising Search
The mission of Our Fundraising Search is to assist non-profits with their fundraising needs in order for them to have a lasting impact on those they serve. Comprehensive services include: annual fund counsel, board training, capital campaign counsel, development assessment, planned giving basics, and development search.
Dr. Linda McNay, Consultant
Payscape provides school administration with financial technologies that allow them to accept payments, streamline their business, and increase cash flow.”
Our dedication to payment technology and industry innovation is consistent; our mission is clear: to make it simple for schools to collect money. Whether you accept credit cards at your school store, process payments on your mobile phone, operate camps and programs using an online registration software, or accept and track online donations, Payscape offers financial products and services guaranteed to satisfy your cash flow needs.
|The Rock Ranch
The Rock Ranch is a 1500-acre ranch created by Chick-Fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathey and dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families.” The Rock Ranch hosts educational field trips, Taste the World, cultural, Middle School field trips, proms, team building, leadership retreats, Family Days events, conferences, festivals, and agritourism.
School Growth is a global K-12 education training and services company that leverages learning as a competitive advantage for schools. We believe talented, energized, engaged educators change the world, and that such an ideal team can be achieved through more strategic human resources and professional development.
Tammy Barron, Senior Partner
|Smith & Howard, PC
With an unusual mix of technical expertise, business savvy and private school knowledge, Smith & Howard fulfills dual roles of accountants and business advisors to private schools. Providing information and guidance on trends and fundamentals for governing and operating your organization, we can help you see the big picture, while working with you to make the best day-to-day business decisions.
Misty Olive, Marketing Coordinator
|Southeastern Security Professionals, LLC
Our Mission is to provide our clients a safe and secure workplace through reliable, thoughtful, timely services and solutions. We provide consulting, engineering, installation, service and systems integration for organizations seeking a business partner to provide security and life safety needs. We leverage our industry experiences and understanding of technologies to deliver the right solutions to our clients.
Rodney Holder, Business Development
|Southern Teachers Agency
Southern Teachers Agency is the premier placement agency for independent schools in the South. Our mission is to help schools in the south hire talented teachers and leaders so that our member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.
Carey Goodman, Director
|Wilson Sporting Goods Co.|
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
|Georgia Student Finance Commission
GSFC assists Georgia student in achieving their educational goals by administering financial aid, state aid, and advocating for Georgia students. We also administer HOPE Scholarship along with other state aid.
|Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Prepare for success as a leader in a Christian school. The only graduate leadership program taught from a Christian liberal arts perspective within the greater Boston area, Gordon’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Education Specialist in Leadership degrees offer an unparalleled approach.
Mary Riso, Program Administrator, Division of Education
|Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
To better serve our clients, SGR offers a wide range of practice areas within the major corporate legal disciplines.
Experienced lawyers can be drawn from any of our practice groups to provide targeted solutions to the many facets of complex issues, transactions or disputes.
Benjamin J. Brooks, Partner
|State Bank & Trust