The Four Pillar Tribute

The Four Pillar Tribute is a unique honor that celebrates the recipient’s philanthropic efforts as well as his or her significant contributions to economic development and the region’s quality of life. The “Pillars” represent “Quality,” “Responsibility,” “Vision” and “Integrity,” the principles on which the Council was founded.

First presented in 1990, the Four Pillar Tribute Award
has become one of the most distinguished honors in Metro Atlanta.

Recent Honorees

Paul Bowers

2018 Recipient
Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO

Jenny Pruitt

2016 Recipient
Executive Chairman & Founder Atlanta Fine Homes - Sotheby’s International Realty

Steve Selig

2014 Recipient
President and Chairman Selig Enterprises, Inc.

John Portman

2013 Recipient
Portman Holdings Founder & Chairman

Sam Massell

2012 Recipient
Buckhead Coalition President and Former Atlanta Mayor

Past Honorees

2019 – Larry Gellerstedt

2018 – Paul Bowers

2017 – Nathan Deal

2016 – Jenny Pruitt

2015 – Dan T. Cathy

2014 – Steve Selig

2013 – John Portman

2012 – Sam Massell

2011 – R. Charles Loudermilk

2010 – Arthur Blank

2009 – Mayor Shirley Franklin

2008 – Tom Cousins

2007 – John A. Williams

2006 – John Wieland

2005 – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson

2004 – Charlie Brown

2003 – Richard L. Tucker

2002 – George Busbee

2001 – F. Wayne Hill

2000 – Louise Radloff

1999 – A. Ray Weeks

1998 – J.D. Caswell

1997 – Jim Cowart

1996 – Paul A. Duke

1995 – Virgil R. Williams

1994 – Wayne H. Mason

1993 – D. Scott Hudgens

1992 – J.W. Benefield

1991 – Wayne Shackelford

1990 – Steve Reynolds

For 30 years, the Four Pillar Award has paid tribute to the best of our region’s public and private sector leaders, including their collaboration to realize Metro Atlanta’s full potential.

Michael Paris, President & CEO, Council for Quality Growth

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