Our Story

THE KATHY B. DAVIS FOUNDATION, a 501c3 organization, was established in 2011 in memory of Kathy Davis, a loving wife to her husband, Dave, devoted mother to her sons, Chris, Eric and Matt, and passionate advocate for people with intellectual and developmental challenges.  To honor her legacy, Dave established the foundation with a single mission:

 

"To support and create life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual/
developmental challenges.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave's original goal was to reach out to the community to bring together people from all walks of life, focusing on enriching the lives of others, as Kathy always did.  The success of the foundation's initial programs drove Dave to expand on Kathy’s dedication to the special needs population and grow the organization’s sphere to include senior citizens and area volunteers who had a desire to serve their neighbors. 

In Memoriam:

Contact THE KATHY B DAVIS FOUNDATION

315 Lakewood Drive

Waleska, GA 30183

1-(615) 533-0668

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    Frank Coco MAY 17, 1954 – NOVEMBER 9, 2021

   

Frank Coco of Pittsburgh, PA left this world unexpectedly at the age of 67 on November 9th, 2021. He was son to Samuel A. and Frances (Manna) Coco and the youngest of 4 children. Frank (aka Zeke) was raised in an Italian household in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. He attended Clarion University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He later received his CPA certificate from the State of Pennsylvania. In 2008 he moved to Georgia where he lived in Marietta and then Waleska, where he resided until his passing.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Frank owned and operated many different companies throughout his life. Most recently, in 2011, he acquired with his children, Brenda’s House of Flowers in Woodstock, GA. He loved helping other people attain their goals and continued to work as a small business consultant until the day he passed.

A devoted family man--nothing in life was more important to him. He spent the later part of his life working and living alongside them. He is survived by his loving children, Adam (Stacy) and Caitlin (Paul), his 3 grandchildren, Michael, Carmen and Sicilia, his fiancé Beth Lennox (Cerminara), and his three older siblings Samuel (Gail), Lena and Donald (Linda).

There was never enough going on in the world for Frank; he was constantly planning the next party or event where he could enjoy the company of others. He enjoyed all aspects of life; most notably spending time with his Grandchildren, spending time on his boat, fishing, golfing, hiking, and playing poker. The world will be a much quieter place in his absence, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive Friends and Family on Monday November 15th from 11am to 4pm at the Woodstock Funeral Home. There will be service in the chapel at 4pm. A graveside service will be held at a later time in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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What We Do

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Flowers for a Purpose

Flowers for a Purpose brings together people with intellectual/developmental challenges and area senior citizens who want to learn about flowers and create beautiful floral 
arrangements.  The finished bouquets are then shared with the participants and other community members to brighten their days

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Caring During COVID

If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, it is the importance of human interaction.  Click here to see how Flowers for a Purpose volunteers have adapted their monthly efforts to stay connected to the community they serve.

Special Needs Golf Clinic

The Special Needs Golf Clinic is the original KBDF program and is held prior to the start of the annual fund raising golf tournament. Volunteers work with area residents who have intellectual or developmental challenges to teach them basic golf skills and a love of the game.

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The Kathy B. Davis Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2022, Sept. 2
Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club
More Info to come