Tony Braswell Champion of Hope
We’re celebrating Tony Braswell, Executive Director of AID Atlanta from 1996-2002, as a 40 for 40 Champion of Hope!
Prior to joining AID Atlanta, Tony was Director of the Grady Infectious Disease Program and directed the relocation to the Ponce de Leon Center. He was named Executive Director of AID Atlanta in 1996 and served in that role for six years. During that time, the organization was recognized with the Community Foundation’s Managing For Excellence Award. While at AID Atlanta, Tony also served as National Chair of AIDS Action Council in Washington DC, editor of the journal AIDS Alert, was a member of the board of Project Angel Food, chaired the boards of Haven House, Metro Home Hospice and AIDS Treatment Initiatives, and was a member of the United Way Board of Directors. Tony and longtime AID Atlanta Board member Joyce Schlesinger were both named to the Leadership Atlanta class of 1998.
Aside from his many community and volunteer contributions, Tony made one other significant contribution to the fight against AIDS as MayTag. In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, The Armorettes were trailblazers in fundraising, with a majority of the money raised going to AID Atlanta. Working for years alongside Bubba D. Licious and so many talented entertainers is one of his greatest sources of pride.