WHEN OUR COMMUNITY THRIVES, WE ALL THRIVE...
Brian and Patty Thumann met at a Braves game back in October 1995, and later married in 2000. In 2004, they had their son Jake. All three of them have been raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia and have experienced its diverse and large community. They look forward to all the great things still to come by participating in many local organizations.
Patty was born in Cuba and immigrated with her parents to the US at 7 years old. She is forever thankful to the community where she first lived that was able to help her family with basic necessities. It's through reflection as she gets older, that she realizes others need help too - "It is my strong belief that children should be afforded all the assistance necessary to thrive. They do not choose their circumstances and can't be responsible of taking care of themselves. Children should have the basics of a meal, a bed to sleep in, healthcare, safety, and education. We want to support those organizations already experienced and working hard to make this happen".
The Thumann Foundation is dedicated to building stronger communities and supporting the health and wellbeing of its citizens by supporting nonprofits focusing on children’s wellbeing in healthcare, nutrition, safety and education. The foundation recognizes the importance of engaging with institutions that provide assistance to the underserved and works to partner with these organizations in order to make a positive impact. This support can take the form of grants, funding for specific projects, or other forms of assistance. By providing this support, the foundation is able to help nonprofits achieve their goals and make a greater impact in their communities. Overall, the Thumann Foundation is committed to building stronger communities and be able to make a positive impact on society and improve the lives of those in need.
The Thumann Foundation honors the legacy of all the family members who have made this endeavor possible.
Al was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was an entrepreneur all his life, starting over 20 businesses. After a series of publishing rejection letters, Al, and his co-author, decided to start their own publishing empire and in 1973 The Fairmont Press. Inc (TFP) was born, but Al was not done. Because of the energy crisis of that era, Al saw a need for a voice for energy engineers to practice their trade and help businesses run smarter and save energy. Since resources were thin, TFP served as the incubator to start the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) four years later in 1977. Al was the Founder and Executive Director of AEE until his passing in December 2017. He was a pioneer in the field of energy management with two master’s degrees and authored over 25 professional reference books. Al was a people’s person always willing to listen and engage with his team and strangers who would become friends. A world traveler, Al was a true energy visionary, educator, thought leader, father, husband and the best friend a son could ask for.
Albert was born and raised in New York. A son of immigrants, Albert Sr was a self-made man. He put himself through trade school to become an electrician. During World War Two, Albert served to support the US Navy for electrical work at the Brooklyn shipyards. At the height of the Great Depression, Albert would scour the train yards to find food to feed his family. He said feeding his kids was priority one. He was a master electrician working on many of New York’s co-op apartments and multifamily housing developments. He was a proud member of IBEW Local #3. Albert was a very humble man with the biggest of hearts.
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