Champion For Hope Tracy Elliott
We’re celebrating Tracy Elliot, Executive Director of AID Atlanta from 2007-2012, as one of our 40 for 40 Champions Of hope!
Tracy has enjoyed an extensive and multifaceted career, starting out as a private school teacher and spending some time in the world of banking and financial services. He began his career in nonprofit leadership in 2002 as Executive Director of The Damien Center, Indiana’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. We were fortunate enough to bring him on as AID Atlanta’s Executive Director in 2007, where he successfully led a strategic planning effort that resulted in a significant broadening of the organization’s services into underserved communities in the Atlanta region. Recognized for his efforts, Tracy was named as one of the 50 Most Influential LGBTQ Leaders in Georgia by Phoenix magazine.
Tracy is now the President and CEO of the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, a 123-year-old comprehensive animal welfare organization that offers a shelter for homeless animals, adoption, a full veterinary hospital, cruelty and neglect investigations, medical and behavioral rehabilitation, and a variety of services to pet owners in under-resourced neighborhoods.
We don’t have enough time or space to cover all of Tracy’s extraordinary accomplishments, but we think it’s safe to say that he has had an incredible impact on our #AIDAtlantaFamily and we will always be grateful for his dedication to the cause.