ATLANTA (December 3, 2002) – Stacey Y. Abrams, an attorney at the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, was recognized for her exceptional community service and contributions to the betterment of Atlanta by "Outstanding Atlanta" during the organization's recent 34th annual awards ceremony.
Founded in 1968, "Outstanding Atlanta" is an independent organization solely devoted to recognizing dynamic young Atlantans. Each year "Outstanding Atlanta" honors 10 young leaders of Atlanta who are cited for their roles in the business, civic and cultural fields.
In addition to practicing law in the tax department, Stacey enjoys spending much of her time outside of the firm volunteering for different causes. She currently serves on the board of directors for Hands On Atlanta, and as a trustee for the Atlanta Girls' School. In addition, she is on the advisory council for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta's Johnnetta B. Cole Society for Leadership Giving. She has also served on the board of advisors for United Way of Fulton County and the board of trustees for the Atlanta University Center Community Development Corporation. In 1994, Stacy received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship for public service. In 1995, the YMCA recognized her as the Most Outstanding Young Woman for the Greater Atlanta Area. Stacey was selected as the Salzburg Seminar Fellow by the international organization for her work in youth development and civic participation in 2002. She also currently serves as the chairwoman of the Mayor's Task Force on the Outdoor Festivals Ordinance.
"I am honored to have been selected for this year's award," said Stacey. "I appreciate the recognition of my past accomplishments and the award will motivate me to do more community service in the future."
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 350 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington. For further information about the firm, please visit sutherland.com.