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Kate Atwood is a founder, philanthropist, and executive leader. Currently, she is the Founder and CEO of LoCo+, a distribution platform that is redefining the film and TV landscape for independent content creators and audiences alike at a time of immense industry change. Kate is most widely known as the Founder of Kate’s Club and has formerly held positions as the Executive Director of ChooseATL and the Arby’s Foundation.


With a storied career that transcends both the private and public sectors, Kate has become a beacon of innovation and leadership, driving transformative changes that have left lasting impacts on business sectors, brands, and communities. Kate's unique ability to foresee and navigate paradigm shifts and her drive to foster innovation and change have solidified her status as a generational leader, underscored by her inclusion in Good Magazine's “Good 100: Leaders Moving the World Forward.”

It’s Time We Reframe Grief for Children | Kate Atwood | TEDxBigSky

It’s Time We Reframe Grief for Children | Kate Atwood | TEDxBigSky

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About Kate's Club

Kate Atwood is the visionary Founder of Kate's Club, a community for children, families, and young adults navigating life after the death of someone close to them.


At 22, Kate founded Kate's Club to create a safe space where grieving children could connect and grow through the grief experience. Kate's personal experience of losing her mother at the age of 12 led her to recognize first-hand the essential support and sense of belonging that is crucial for young people facing grief, an element missing from her adolescent journey. 


What started with taking six kids bowling, Kate's Club today serves tens of thousands of children and families in communities throughout Georgia and beyond. As its Founder and Advisory Board Chair, Kate remains unwaveringly committed to the Club's mission and vision to build a world where it is okay to grieve. She is a passionate advocate and a frequent speaker on childhood bereavement. Her impactful TEDx talk, "It's time we reframe grief for children," has garnered widespread attention and appreciation.


Throughout her career, Kate has graced numerous high-profile media platforms and stages. She has received numerous accolades, including being awarded the National Children's Rights Inspiration Award and the Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow Award by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. In a crowning achievement, Kate's Club was honored with the U.S. Surgeon General Medallion in 2023, the nation's highest civilian award in health.


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2018 Children's Rights Inspiration Award
2017 DVF Woman of the Year Finalist
Georgia Trend Magazine ' Top 40 u 40'
Atlanta Business Chronicle 'Top 40 under 40'  
AFP's 2018 Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow
Good Magazine's 'Good 100 List' 
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