About the Award

The Four Pillar Award and Tribute celebrates the recipient’s philanthropic endeavors as well as his or her significant contributions to economic development and our quality of life. This event is unparalleled in the Atlanta region and has come to be known as the highest honor for the aforementioned contributions. The Council considers the “Four Pillars” of leadership and success to be Quality, Responsibility, Vision, and Integrity.

Past Honorees

1990
Steve Reynolds
1991
Wayne Shackelford
1992
J.W. Benefield
1993
D. Scott Hudgens
1994
Wayne H. Mason
1995
Virgil R. Williams
1996
Paul A. Duke
1997
Jim Cowart
1998
J.D. Caswell
1999
A. Ray Weeks
2000
Louise Radloff
2001
F. Wayne Hill
2002
George Busbee
2003
Richard L. Tucker
2004
Charlie Brown
2005
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
2006
John Wieland
2007
John A. Williams
2008
Tom Cousins
2009
Mayor Shirley Franklin
2010
Arthur Blank
2011
R. Charles Loudermilk
2012
Sam Massell
2013
John C. Portman
2014
Steve Selig
2015
Dan T. Cathy
2016
Jenny Pruitt