Dr. Sivan Hines: Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser in Atlanta!
Throughout Black History Month in 2019, AFP will be recognizing donors, volunteers and civic leaders of color who have been honored by local AFP chapters. Today we recognize the AFP Georgia, Greater Atlanta Chapter’s 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Dr. Sivan Hines.
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Dr. Sivan Hines is passionate about improving the lives of children through both her medical career and her community volunteerism. She has been a dedicated pediatrician for over 25 years and has been a partner at Wellstar Pediatric and Adolescent Center of Cobb since moving to Atlanta in 2000.
In addition to her busy medical practice, Sivan has been a devoted volunteer and advocate for numerous non-profit organizations throughout Atlanta. A 2009 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Sivan is particularly committed to fighting inequity and giving all children a chance to thrive. In 2002, she started tutoring children at Atlanta Youth Academy, a Christian school in Atlanta’s struggling Thomasville Heights neighborhood. As her love for AYA grew, she went from tutor, to board member, and served as foundation board chair from 2008-2013. In 2003, Sivan created a small benefit auction for AYA. For fourteen years, she has served as auction chair and been the driving force behind growing the auction to AYA’s signature event that has now raised more than $1 million.
Since 2009, Sivan has also been a board member and is the current vice-chair for Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta where she has been a passionate fundraiser and advocate. Her work with education has also included a strong commitment to The Lovett School as a volunteer, donor and co-founder of Lovett’s International Association.
Additionally, Sivan has been a dedicated board member of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta since 2013. She sits on the Foundation’s Executive Committee and currently serves as chair of the Community Committee.
Sivan is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Brown University and the Brown University Medical School. She has been married to her husband Jeff for more than 30 years, and they are the proud parents of a daughter, son and a new grandson.
Sivan believes strongly that “to whom much is given, much will be required.”She has found great joy in working with many wonderful non-profits throughout Atlanta and remains passionately committed to all the critical work that still lies ahead.