(July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017)
Click the link below to access the
2016-2017 Corporate Sponsor Package
If you have any questions about sponsorship,
please contact Kandy Lau
Tel: (404) 316-3298
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|
CRW Insurance is an independent insurance agency with a dedicated team for private school insurance. Robbie Nalley has combined his 9 years of experience as an educator with his 16 years of experience in insurance risk management to develop a unique consortium program for private schools. Our program provides Preferred Pricing (lower insurance premiums), Enhanced coverages (higher limits and more school specific protection), Dedicated Resources (webinars, GISA specific newsletter, in-service training), and Sharing of Best Practices (networking ability to learn what works for other schools).
Robbie Nalley, Agent
|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.
Pete Smith, VP & Principal
Foresters Financial provides financial services including mutual funds, annuities, and life insurance. One of the largest 403(b) providers in the country.
Carly Golias, Senior Associate
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.
|Mauldin & Jenkins
Mauldin & Jenkins is a full service accounting firm specializing in the educational nonprofit industry. As auditing, compliance, and 990 tax preparation and planning experts, we understand there is more to business than just the bottom line – it’s about helping people and improving communities. We are committed to supporting the causes of nonprofits by employing a group of professionals who specialize in the educational not-for-profit industry.Aleisa Howell
|New Oasis International Education
New Oasis International Education started with a simple vision – to improve the quality of US study abroad opportunities for international students. Since our founding in 2008, New Oasis has driven new ways of thinking about international education and continues to grow and change the way students study abroad in the United States.
|Parker School Uniforms
Parker School Uniforms has been providing superior uniforms for 85 years. We service over 1000 schools, with 6 convenient retail locations in Georgia. We partner with our schools to create the brand they want. We do our best to be the best…to every customer, every day.
Barbara Cohen, Sales Representative
|Wolf Security and Private Investigations, L.L.C.
Wolf Security and Private Investigations is a private organization that strives to better the security of establishments that could be targeted for violence. WSI provides many services to help with crowd control and organization for special events such as sporting events, concerts, rallies, festivals, etc.
Stetson Adams, Owner
|GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS|
As a GISA Member, you have special access to Atlanta Hawks school programs. The Atlanta Hawks school programs encourage and promote good health, academic excellence, physical fitness, creativity and community service. Get your school involved today!
|BT Technology Services
BT Technology Services provides outsourced IT services for schools and businesses. We help our clients with all of their day-to-day IT issues with onsite and remote support assistance and we also provide CIO and consulting services to guide our clients long-term technology goals.
Jim Dougherty, Director
|Builder Bunch, LLC
We provide Lego® based programs that cover all 5 elements of STEAM.
Michael Stone, CEO
|China Project Hope
CPH is a non-profit organization which provides various kinds of support and sponsorship for Chinese students each year throughout the U.S. CPH establishes relationships with students, host families, school administrators and local coordinators.
|Clark Nexsen, Inc.
Clark Nexsen is a full-service architecture and engineering firm with offices throughout the southeast. With more than 450 employees, we provide building design services in a variety of market areas, including an extensive portfolio of educational projects. We have a strong commitment to providing educational spaces that enhance learning.
Nick Vaughn, AIA, Department Head-Architectural
CWC’s reputation for providing quality furniture solutions and unparalleled service has remained its focus since 1929. CWC is an exclusive dealer for Herman Miller in the state of Georgia and has over 300 furniture manufacturers to meet all your needs from the classroom to the cafeteria to media centers, STEAM labs and common areas. Today’s pedagogy requires a shift in how instruction is delivered, and today’s classrooms must be adaptable to the rapidly changing paradigms. Our Education Specialty Group looks forward to helping you discover the full potential of your space and your students.Sonya Tablada, Education Specialist
|FACTS | RenWeb
FACTS and RenWeb are committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS and RenWeb offer a comprehensive suite of services that includes actively managed payment plans, financial aid assessment, electronic forms (eForms), RenWeb’s integrated online application/online enrollment, Donor Services (Donor Connect) and RenWeb’s Learning Management System.
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.
|Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction-related services — from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services — for clients across various markets. Gilbane, a family-owned company, is ranked the #1 K-12 Builder by Building Design and Construction (2016).
|Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
For over 30 years, HA&W has worked with nonprofit organizations to streamline financial operations and provide assurance to their donors, lenders and boards. Today HA&W combines audit, tax and consulting expertise with a personalized, attentive experience to server over 175 nonprofits nationwide.
Sheldon Zimmerman, Partner
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.Michael Mauk, Director of Business Development
| Lighthouse Counsel
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
|Metz Culinary Management
Metz Culinary Management is a leading provider of food service management in the country. Founded in 1994, our guest-first philosophy has been the cornerstone of our mission since the start. Walk in to any school that says, “Metz served here,” and you will notice the difference.
Jack Brill, Vice-President Business Development
|Mills Uniform Company
Partnering with Independent schools since 1947, Mills Uniform Company specializes in developing, implementing and managing effective school uniform programs. Our recipe is simple: uniform styles that reinforce your school’s identity, Mills’ distinctive-branded product in-stock all year long and customer service found nowhere else in the industry. Learn more about why most of our business is referred at www.millswear.com/about.jsp
Margie Sanford, Sales Director
|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. Through our insurance carrier partners and years of experience, we have worked to deliver a program which will deliver long-term savings and stability through risk management techniques, consulting, on-premise assessments, and practical training.
F. Brooks Zeigler
|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
|Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cyber security expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform, customers can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility. Customers benefit from superior security to what legacy or point products provide and realize a better total cost of ownership.
Brian Whalen, Regional Sales Manager
As a leading athletic eligibility provider, PlanetHS is dedicated to developing innovative technology to protect school athletic departments, enhance efficiency, minimize paperwork, and improve the parent/student experience. The PlanetHS Athletic Pre-Participation Module has been given a “best practices” recommendation by GISA and other state and independent school associations.
|Power Web Videos
Power Web Videos creates and produces an online video strategy to help schools grow enrollment through authentic and short videos. Strategy includes website videos, video emails, video brochure, Facebook & YouTube video ads.
Regent Ducas, President
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
|Southern Teachers Agency
Founded in 1902, Southern Teachers Agency is the premier placement service in the South. We offer teacher recruitment, administrative placement, head search services, as well as a major Job Fair held in Atlanta in the winter.
|State Bank & Trust
State Bank is one of Georgia’s best capitalized banks, serving businesses and educational institutions in greater Atlanta and Middle Georgia with the perfect combination of high tech solutions and high touch service.
|Williams Benator & Libby, LLP
Williams Benator & Libby, LLP is a full-service CPA firm specializing in serving independent schools. Through our audit, accounting, tax and advisory services, we help schools and other nonprofits achieve their missions, improve efficiency and thrive.
Patricia Yeager, Partner
|Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is designated as the “Official Ball Supplier of the GISA.”
Craig Kalb, Territory Manager
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
|Collateral Educator Services
We are an independent, full-service benefit organization that offers all-inclusive benefit programs for K-12 education institutions. We leverage the purchasing power of over 100,000 educators to obtain the best products at the lowest cost.
Rick Kesecker, Senior Vice President
|Collins Project Management
Owners, representatives and consultants in construction project management. We help mission-directed project leaders achieve unexpectedly better results for their building projects through alignment of mission and objectives, collaboration, accountability, and inspirational leadership.Joe Collins, President
|National Security Insurance Group
NSG is a family of companies committed to preserving the financial security of individuals and families by providing a diversified line of insurance products and services.Steve Mitchell, Senior Marketing Rep
|BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS|
|Technical Services Audio Visual (TSAV)
TSAV is a woman-owned, global professional audiovisual consulting, staffing, and systems integration company. Since it’s inception in 1991, TSAV has grown its client base through repeated execution of high quality initiatives.Lisa Smith, Development Manager