Heart of the Community Heart Walk February 26th

Make plans to attend the Heart of the Community Heart Walk on February 26th. It will be a fun...

2022 Heart of the Community Awards postponed

Considering the current influx of COVID cases, and the necessary concern for safety, the Heart of...

2022 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor Recipients

This year, seven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community Awards of...

Villa Sulzbacher Hizer, 2022 Board of Governors’ Award Recipient

Villa Sulzbacher Hizer,Board of Governors’ Award A native Roman whose family came to Rome in the...

Rev. Norris Allen, 2022 HOC Award Recipient

Rev. Norris Allen, Award of Honor   Norris is a native of Calhoun County, Ala.  He received his...

Tina Brinson, 2022 HOC Award Recipient

Tina Brinson, Award of Honor Tina Brinson has been described as a giving selfless person...

Lauren Sklar, 2022 HOC Award Recipient

Lauren Sklar Lauren is a native of Rome and a graduate of West Rome High School. She attended...

Scott Thompson, 2022 HOC Award Recipient

Scott Thompson A native of Marietta, Scott attended Young Harris College, majoring in Theatre. He...

Hardy Realty, 2022 HOC Business Award Recipient

Hardy RealtyBUSINESS AWARD Hardy Realty recently developed a company initiative that focuses on...

David Thornton, 2022 HOC Award Recipient

David Thornton is a native of Rome. He and his wife, Teresa, have five children and 13...

Brown appointed 2021-2022 Chairman

Kristy S. Brown has been appointed chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of...

Since its beginning, the Heart of the Community Foundation has continued to raise money to support heart related projects in the Rome community.

Each year, the Heart of the Community Awards event has honored residents of Rome for their committed service and dedication to the community.

In addition to the elegant Affair of the Heart awards gala, HOC holds other special events that support the Foundation, and promote awareness of heart health throughout the community.

Our Affair of the Heart, Community Awards of Honor event will be held at a later date in 2022. Please check back soon for reservation and sponsorship information.

A portion of the donations to the Heart of
the Community go to placing AED
defibrillator units in local public agencies.
If your organization is in need of an AED,  please let us know.
Please note: Our request guidelines are being revised at this time.
Please check back for new guidelines soon.

Our History

On February 27, 1987, the first Heart of the Community event was held at the Coosa Country Club. It was sponsored by Redmond Park Hospital and WRGA/WQTU Radio, and the event raised funds for the American Heart Association.

Community Projects

In the 36 years since its beginning, the Heart of the Community Foundation has continued to raise money to support heart-related projects in the Rome community.

Awards & Events

Each year, the Heart of the Community Awards event honors residents of Rome for their committed service and dedication to the community. Over 275 local heroes have been honored thus far.

Contribute

Please join in supporting the 2021-2022 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor as our salute to individuals dedicated to volunteerism. All sponsors will receive recognition in the program, as well as tickets to the event.

Contact Us!

Have questions about our Awards of Honor Event? Want to get involved with the Heart of the Community?
Message us here or contact Wanda Whitten at 706-802-3924.

Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 5064
Rome, Georgia 30162-5064