Dentons' Jeff Haidet Appointed Chair of The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia


Jeffrey (Jeff) K. Haidet

Jeffrey (Jeff) K. Haidet, US co-CEO of the global law firm Dentons, has been appointed chair, Board of Directors of The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. Haidet has served on The Catholic Foundation board for nearly eight years and previously served the Foundation as chair for the Governance and Nominating Committee and vice chair of the board. His term began on July 1, 2016.

"I am excited to be working with Jeff in this capacity with the Foundation and grateful for his continued leadership," said Nancy Dinka Coveny, executive director of The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. "As the Foundation moves forward with a new strategic plan, Jeff will provide excellent leadership and guidance in making the Foundation the cornerstone of thriving Catholic communities, families and individuals."

As chair, Haidet will lead the board in its oversight of the finance and administration of the Foundation; its investment portfolio; its grants awards process and the Foundation's planned giving services.

"The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia provides critical support to Atlanta-area parishes, schools and nonprofits, and I am proud to serve the Catholic community in this new leadership role," said Haidet. "I look forward to working with the dedicated staff and board of directors of the Foundation to provide strategic guidance for sustained growth and stability in our communities."

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

About The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia

Serving north and central Georgia, The Catholic Foundation was established to ensure that the Catholic community and its ministries have the financial resources to serve and make a difference in the lives of current and future generations. In 2015-2016 alone, 243 grants totaling nearly $1.2 million went to parishes, Catholic schools, Archdiocesan ministries and community nonprofits. The Foundation’s mission is to help Catholics make a lasting difference in the community. The Catholic Foundation attracts, professionally manages and invests gifts to support the current and long term financial needs of parishes, schools, charities, and other ministries. Professional management of endowment funds is ensured by the board of directors comprised of local Catholic leaders and clergy. For more information contact the Foundation at 404-497-9440.

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