Christian City to honor Egbert Perry, Norfolk Southern & CHOA


Christian City announced today its 2022 Community Champion Awards’ honorees, an extraordinary group of philanthropic leaders who have dramatically improved the lives of individuals in our community and beyond. The Community Champion Awards will pay tribute to Egbert Perry in the Individual category, Norfolk Southern Corporation in the Corporate category and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the Nonprofit category.

The Community Champion Awards was established by Christian City in 2019 to honor individuals and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment towards the betterment of our Atlanta community. Christian City will recognize each of the 2022 honorees at the gala scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2022. Guests will be invited to spend a fun evening at the Georgia Aquarium enjoying great entertainment, delicious food and the camaraderie of friends. Renowned broadcast journalist Monica Pearson will serve as emcee.

Proceeds from the Community Champion Awards will support Christian City’s Children and Family programs which include Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and Thrive Graduate Transition Program.

“Each of the 2022 winners have made it their purpose to improve the lives of others in the community,” said Christian City CEO Keith Horton, “This event provides an opportunity to be inspired while supporting our vision of ensuring a safe and loving environment in which the most vulnerable may thrive.”

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Christian City was established 57 years ago when the first cottage for abused and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents, both children and senior adults, living at Christian City in south metro Atlanta. In addition to four Children & Family Programs (Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, and Thrive Graduate Transition Program), the campus includes 500 retirement homes and apartments for active seniors, a 200-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, a 150-bed assisted living center and two memory care units. For more information or to learn how you can help, call 770-703-2636 or visit