Tony, along with Fred Gabourie and Kathleen Fleiszar, is a founder of Life House Atlanta. He currently leads the organization as board chair, and is a key player in community networking.
Tony earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Quinnipiac College, his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University School of Law and he is also a CPA. He served as an Attorney in both New York and Washington D.C. Since 1983, he has worked in tax, commercial real estate finance and development for firms including Arthur Andersen and KPMG, John Portman & Associates, Carter & Associates and JMG Realty. In 2000, Tony became the owner of Crown South Realty specializing in multifamily and condominium development and management.
As father of 5 children, 4 of whom have juvenile diabetes, he served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Tony has also been a frequent speaker at JDRF fundraisers across the nation raising more than $5.5 million for the cause. One to always serve his community, Tony has been on the Board of Directors for East Marietta Little League, East Cobb Basketball and was the founder of East Cobb Challenger Baseball for physically and mentally disabled children. With this service record, it is not surprising that he received the volunteer of the year award from the Retarded Citizens of Atlanta organization. Tony has also been a hospice volunteer and was responsible for obtaining the 501c3 status for Life House Atlanta.
Tony’s experience as a parent of children with specialized medical needs, combined with his years invested in supporting children who live with physical and mental challenges, brings deep personal understanding of the important role that Life House Atlanta will play in offering families a place for respite and loving care for their children. “I have long held a special place in my heart for children with special needs. I have devoted much of my adult volunteer efforts to them. Life House Atlanta is the next, special chapter of my volunteer life.”