Jewish Family & Career Services recently broke ground to celebrate the start of construction on its Dunwoody campus expansion.

Those attending the groundbreaking included (left-right) Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, JF&CS CEO Rick Aranson, Campaign Co-Chairs Cherie Aviv, DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester, Campaign Co-Chair John Perlman and Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stephanie Snodgrass. (Photo by Eric Bern)

Leaders from the community, JF&CS’ capital campaign cabinet and donors to the campaign attended the March 17 ceremony. JF&CS will be renovating and expanding its facility to improve services for all clients as well as to accommodate a growing waitlist for specialized services. The nonsectarian nonprofit completed an 18-month capital campaign to raise money for the project. The initial goal was $5.1 million, but it ended up totaling $6.6 million, thanks in part to a transformative gift from the Walter and Frances Bunzl Family Foundation that will name the new clinical services wing.

Jf&CS CEO Rick Aranson said last year the organization plans to move its program helping developmentally disabled adults from a space in a Chamblee office park to its Dunwoody location at 4549 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

The building will be renovated and expanded to include an additional 8,300 square feet of space.

The Walter and Frances Bunzl Family Foundation honored JF&CS with a transformative gift that will name the agency’s new Clinical Services Area. Representing the foundation are Frances Bunzl (fourth from left), Rosemary Hamburger, Suzy Wilner and Tricia Bunzl. They are flanked on the left by Capital Campaign lay leaders Ann Kay, John Perlman and Cherie Aviv, and on their right by Campaign lay leaders Michael Kay and Lois Blonder, JF&CS CEO Rick Aranson and recently retired CEO and Strategic Advisor, Gary Miller. (Photo by Eric Bern)

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.