At the annual “ISB Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion” gala, Georgia-Pacific was recognized for its outstanding diversity and inclusion initiatives, serving as presenting sponsor and contributing a generous $25,000 donation. During the ceremony, Georgia-Pacific President and CEO Christian Fischer received the corporate award and expressed his appreciation to Soumaya Khalifa, founder and CEO of ISB Atlanta, who also has significant ties to the company.
In addition, Curley Dossman was honored with ISB’s prestigious Distinguished Leadership Award. His outstanding work in the community, his long-standing relationship with ISB and his pivotal role on the Advisory Council were recognized during the gala. Dossman, who has served on the Advisory Council since 2016, was grateful for this recognition and stressed the importance of contributing to one of the city’s most diverse communities. He also highlighted his commitment to leading impactful initiatives and discussions that foster a diversity of opinions and perspectives in Atlanta.
The ISB gala is known for being an inspirational evening that celebrates leaders and corporations committed to improving the community through diversity and inclusion. More than 500 leaders from diverse sectors, including business, nonprofit, civil rights, education and faith, attended the event to honor the contributions of the Muslim community. ISB, through dialogues and outreach programs, seeks to provide opportunities for people to learn in an objective and educational manner about Islam and Muslims.
Georgia-Pacific reaffirmed its commitment to education, investment and support of programs that enrich the community. This recognition highlights not only the company’s efforts, but also the importance of collaboration between different sectors to foster diversity and inclusion in society.