Savannah Ballet Theatre

Savannah Ballet Theatre

Located on beautiful Whitmarsh Island, The Savannah Ballet Theatre is the only professional dance company in Southeast Georgia. Currently celebrating its 21st season, Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) was established in 1998 under the artistic direction of Suzanne Braddy. Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, SBT is best known locally for its annual production of the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker.

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Strategic counsel and Media relations  

Industry

Small Business – Professional Dance Company

SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE TO PRESENT ORIGINAL ADAPTATION OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

SAVANNAH, GA. – Sept. 28, 2021 – Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) is slated to present its production of Sleepy Hollow, based on Washington Irving’s classic tale, at 7 p.m. on
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SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE UTILIZES GRANTS TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND PRODUCE VIRTUAL PETER AND THE WOLF

SAVANNAH, GA – April 21, 2021 – Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) has received funding to support innovative educational programs in 2021, including the filming and dissemination of children’s ballet, Peter and
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"The five-year goals for Savannah Ballet Theatre had all fallen into place but the Board knew something else needed to happen… That something was Lesley Francis and her dynamic team! Lesley and her team hit the ground running and, in a very short period of time, made a mark on our brand and image.”
Curt Bryant
Past President of the Board

The Salvation Army of Savannah

The Salvation Army of Savannah

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in Savannah provides assistance to individuals and families by offering services in adult rehabilitation, basic needs, emergency disaster services, emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services, hunger relief, and youth services.

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Strategic counsel, media relations, social media management, copy writing, event planning/execution, and graphic design.

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH PARTNERS WITH SKY 3 ENTERTAINMENT AND BE THE LEAD TO HOST ‘RACE TO GIVE’ FUNDRAISER – NOV. 10

BLOOMINGDALE, GA. – NOV. 3, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is partnering with Sky 3 Entertainment and the nonprofit organization Be The Lead to host the Race to
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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 2021 RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN WITH BASS PRO SHOPS ‘SANTA WONDERLAND KICK OFF’ EVENT – NOV. 6

SAVANNAH, GA. – Oct. 26, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is slated to kick off the holiday season with the launch of its annual Red Kettle Campaign on
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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH HIRES NEW LEAD COOK FROM LE CORDON BLEU IN LONDON

SAVANNAH, GA – May 20, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) has announced the appointment of a new Lead Cook to manage the organization’s kitchen program, Stephanie Casterlin, a graduate
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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH WOMEN’S AUXILIARY CELEBRATES THIRD ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT BOUTIQUE FAMILY STORE

SAVANNAH, GA – APRIL 22, 2021 – Yesterday, the Salvation Army of Savannah’s (TSA) Women’s Auxiliary hosted a celebration of The Salvation Army Boutique Family Store’s third anniversary. Major Paul
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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH SURPASSED GOAL FOR THEIR 2020 RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

SAVANNAH, GA – February 3, 2021 – Today, The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) announces they surpassed their ambitious Red Kettle Campaign fundraising goal of $300,000 by $25,000 for a
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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH EXTENDS VIRTUAL RED KETTLES THROUGH JANUARY TO TRY TO MEET GOAL

SAVANNAH, GA – January 6, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) is extending online donations for its annual Red Kettle Campaign through the virtual red kettle platform until
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Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church

Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church

The mission of Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our ministry, promoting a lifestyle of worship and loving service through word and prayer so that all of God’s children will know Christ’s transforming joy.

Service

Strategic counsel, copy writing, media relations, social media management, and collateral design.

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

SPIRIT OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH KICKS OFF COMMUNITY SPEAKERS SERIES WITH 2 LOCAL LEADERS

BRYAN COUNTY, GA. – OCTOBER 28, 2021 – Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church recently launched a Community Speakers Series. The initiative is designed to bring leaders of nonprofits and other
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SPIRIT OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, BRYAN COUNTY BARK PARK PARTNER FOR PET BLESSING

BRYAN COUNTY, GA. – OCTOBER 15, 2021 – Spirit of Peach Lutheran Church and the Bryan County Bark Park are teaming up for another “Blessing of the Pets” on Saturday,
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SPIRIT OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH PARTNERS WITH CORE TO HOST VACCINATION CLINIC – OCTOBER 19 AND NOVEMBER 9

RICHMOND HILL, GA – October 1, 2021 – Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church is partnering with the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) to host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on
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SPIRIT OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH PARTNERS WITH ST. ELIZABETH’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO HOST IN-PERSON VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

RICHMOND HILL, GA – May 24, 2021 – Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church has partnered with St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church to host a collaborative Vacation Bible School (VBS) on June
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SPIRIT OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO HOLY WEEK SERVICES

RICHMOND HILL, GA – April 1, 2021 – Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church is set to host an array of virtual and in-person services for the community in commemoration of
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SPIRIT OF PEACE TO HOLD DRIVE-UP ASH WEDNESDAY OBSERVANCE, VIRTUAL SERVICE

RICHMOND HILL, GA – February 8, 2021 – Wednesday, Feb. 17 is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period when churches of various denominations ask their
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"At Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, we connected with LFPR in September 2020, and I am so glad that we did! The staff has been friendly, responsive, and creative in helping us to publicize our events to the larger community AND helping us build new partnerships with other organizations in the community. We are a small church. Many churches may feel like they are “too small to afford a PR firm,” but after working with Lesley Francis, I say that any church that wants to reach the community can’t afford NOT to call LFPR!"
Rev. Dr. Devin Strong
Pastor

Savannah VOICE Festival

Savannah VOICE Festival

The Savannah VOICE Festival is a non-profit arts organization that brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah, Georgia area that a celebration of concerts, events and educational presentation during the month of August and throughout the year. Their mission is to create a sought-after festival that is a unique destination for music lovers locally and globally, thus artistically and economically serving the communities of Savannah, Georgia and the performing arts at large.

Service

strategic counsel, copywriting, event planning/execution, media relations 

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL STREAMING OF SEASON NINE – OCTOBER 1-16, 2021

SAVANNAH, GA. – September 21, 2021 – The Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) announces the virtual streaming of six episodes highlighting performances from Season Nine, “LIVE” which took place in Savannah
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SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL STREAMING OPPORTUNITY OF SEASON NINE AND THEME OF NEXT YEAR’S SEASON

SAVANNAH, GA. – September 2, 2021 – The Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) announces a virtual streaming opportunity to share six archived performances from Season Nine, “LIVE”, online, along with the
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SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE PRODUCTION OF “A ROYAL FEAST” ALONG WITH FREE MASTERCLASSES AS PART OF THE NINTH SEASON

SAVANNAH, GA. – July 29, 2021 – The Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) and the VOICExperience Foundation are slated to showcase several educational outreach initiatives to the Savannah community as part
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SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH OLD TOWN TROLLY FOR THE NINTH SEASON

SAVANNAH, GA. – July 28, 2021 – The Savannah VOICE Festival’s (SVF) is partnering with Old Town Trolley for the ninth season of the to provide shuttle services from The
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SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SAVANNAH OPERA COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF LA BOHÈME

SAVANNAH, GA – July 22, 2021 – The ninth annual Savannah VOICE Festival, staged Aug. 8 – 22 in and around the Hostess City, will include a condensed production of
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SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL COLLABORATES FOR APRIL EVENTS

Fabrizio Melano SAVANNAH, GA – April 9, 2021 – Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) announces three virtual events taking place April 20-22, 2021 in collaboration with community partners. In an exciting
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"Lesley Francis PR is a vital part of our Savannah VOICE Festival team. Quite simply, we would not be here without their commitment and amazing levels of media coverage achieved since we launched the festival in 2013. They are energetic and committed PR Professionals who always go above and beyond to help achieve success in media coverage. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anybody who wants an experienced and exceptional public relations agency."
Maria Zouves
Executive Director

Savannah Classical Academy

Savannah Classical Academy

The mission of Savannah Classical Academy is to provide every child with a classical and academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character

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Strategic counsel, media relations, social media management, event planning/execution, copy writing, online marketing, graphic design, content development  

Industry

Educational Organization

SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY APPOINTS NICK LAVERY AS NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

SAVANNAH, GA. – NOV. 8, 2021 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) has appointed Nick Lavery as the new athletic director for the school. In this role, he will oversee all
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SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY STUDENT AWARDED REACH GEORGIA SCHOLARSHIP

SAVANNAH, GA – Nov. 4, 2021 – Today, Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) student Maria Martinez along with 11 other students from the area became a REACH Georgia scholarship recipient. REACH
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SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY TO RECOGNIZE VETERAN’S DAY WITH SPECIAL PROGRAM, NOV. 10

SAVANNAH, GA. – Nov. 2, 2021 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) will honor our nation’s veterans and active-duty military members with its annual Veteran’s Day program at 9 a.m. on
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SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY TO HOST ‘SCA CLASS ACT GALA’ DINNER THEATER SHOW– DEC. 9

SAVANNAH, GA. – NOV. 1, 2021 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) is slated to host the “SCA’s Class Act Gala”, a dinner theatre show, that will feature performing arts pieces
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SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY HOSTS FALL FINE ARTS PROGRAM SHOWCASING STUDENT ART

SAVANNAH, GA. – Oct. 29, 2021 – Last evening, Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) hosted its “Fall Fine Arts Showcase,” featuring art from SCA students. This “creepy-crawly” themed showcase featured a
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SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BARRY LOLLIS INDUCTED INTO THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH

SAVANNAH, GA –Sept. 20, 2021 – Today, Savannah Classical Academy’s (SCA) Chief Executive Officer, Barry Lollis, was inducted as a member of The Rotary Club of Savannah. The Downtown Rotary
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"Working with Lesley Francis PR (LFPR) is equivalent to having a full marketing team at your disposal. They understand Savannah Classical Academy’s opportunities and challenges, and Lesley and her team took the time to learn about the education sector when they began working with us in 2018. Their services to SCA include issues management, to generating positive coverage via the media, effective social media programs, website and online marketing expertise and complex advertising campaigns - incorporating filming, design, and coordination of a diverse media. Their strategic input, commitment and responsiveness – in and outside office hours – is exceptional. With different skills and expertise within LFPR their efforts really enhance our profile and they are a valued part of the SCA team. I do not hesitate to recommend their services.”
Barry Lollis
CEO

Savannah African Art Museum

Savannah African Art Museum

Savannah African Art Museum is a non profit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art.

Service

Strategic counsel, media relations, copy writing, and online marketing

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM CONTINUES FALL WORKSHOP LINEUP, RUNNING THROUGH NOV. 27

SAVANNAH, GA. – NOV. 4, 2021 – Savannah African Art Museum will continue its fall workshops lineup, slated to run through Saturday, Nov. 27. All workshops are free for patrons
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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM RESUMES REGULAR OPERATING HOURS, LIMITS CAPACITY AND TOUR SIZES

SAVANNAH, GA – September 20, 2021 – The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) has resumed normal, pre-pandemic operating hours but will continue to limit capacity inside the museum as well
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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS, DOCENTS AND INTERNS TO ASSIST

SAVANNAH, GA – MAY 26, 2021 – The Savannah African Art Museum is looking for eager volunteers, docents, and interns with good communication skills to assist at the downtown gallery.
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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM WELCOMES COMMUNITY THIS MAY WITH IN-PERSON FREE WORKSHOPS, EXTENDED OPENING HOURS AND SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY

SAVANNAH, GA – April 29, 2021 – The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) is inviting the community to join them in a range of family-friendly events this May. On Sunday
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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM RETURNS TO ON-SITE WORKSHOPS WITH VISUAL STORYTELLING EVENT

SAVANNAH, GA – APRIL 20, 2021 – The Savannah African Art Museum is planning its first on-site workshop since March 2020. On Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the
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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM UNVEILS ONLINE WORKSHOPS TO SUPPORT SAVANNAH’S BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL

SAVANNAH, GA – February 4, 2021 – In honor of Savannah’s 32nd annual Black Heritage Festival this February, Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) will participate by hosting two online workshops
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Historic Savannah Foundation

Historic Savannah Foundation

Historic Savannah Foundation is a private, non-profit historic preservation organization supported by a dedicated membership of over 700. The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.

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Strategic counsel, event planning/execution, media relations, social media management, video production, and content development  

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

Website

HSF TO HOST GUEST SPEAKER KATHERINE MALONE-FRANCE OF NATIONAL TRUST AT NOV. 9 ANNUAL MEETING

SAVANNAH, GA. – NOV. 1, 2021 – Historic Savannah Foundation will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at The Savannah Repertory Theatre, located at 402 E.
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HSF PARTNERS WITH LOCAL MUSEUMS FOR THE NOVEMBER ‘PIONEERS IN PRESERVATION’ SERIES

SAVANNAH, GA. – OCT. 13, 2021 – Community partners, the Davenport House Museum, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and the Andrew Low House Museum, along with Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF)
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HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION TO HOST JONATHAN STALCUP FOR NEXT SESSION OF “PEOPLE, PLACES AND STORIES” LECTURE SERIES

Jonathan Stalcup SAVANNAH, GA – OCT. 12, 2021 – Historic Savannah Foundation will host Jonathan Stalcup, founder and CEO of Architectural Tours of Savannah, LLC, as the next presenter in
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HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2021 SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Second Place: Diane Dodd Third Place: David Chalfa Fan Favorite: Diane Dodd SAVANNAH, GA – August 23, 2021 – Historic Savannah Foundation has announced the winners of its fourth Annual
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HSF RECEIVES HISTORIC TRUST GRANT TO CREATE A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE ENGAGING YOUTH IN THE LIVES OF ENSLAVED HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS AT DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM

SAVANNAH, GA – FEBRUARY 8, 2021 – Recently Historic Savannah Foundation received a $5,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to create, for the Davenport House Museum
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HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2021 PRESERVATION AWARDS

SAVANNAH, GA — JANUARY 25, 2021 – Nominations are now being accepted for Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2021 Preservation Awards. Each May, HSF celebrates the area’s best preservation projects with a
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"It’s so great to have the LFPR team on our side as we push out our mission, promote events and preservation issues. Their professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm for our mission is incredible; in addition to PR and media planning, they have increased our presence on all social media platforms. They are awesome to work with!”
Sue Adler
President & CEO

Georgia Tech-Savannah

Georgia Tech-Savannah

Providing professional education to adult learners for over a century in Georgia and a decade in Savannah, Georgia Tech-Savannah continues to serve as the institute’s lifelong learning arm. From education for veterans to K12 STEM enrichment and outreach, leadership training, coding boot camps, OSHA training, and applied research, Georgia Tech-Savannah offers professional education courses and community outreach for individuals and business in the Coastal Empire and surrounding region.

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Strategic counsel, media relations, content development, copywriting, social media management, video production, and online promotion 

Industry

Education

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW

SAVANNAH, GA – Nov. 3, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is slated to host the 11th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow with Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, on Thursday, November 18
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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH INVITES LOCAL YOUTH TO LAUNCH PARTY FOR “YOUR VOICE IS POWER”

SAVANNAH, GA. – October 26, 2021 – The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech-Savannah is hosting the “Your Voice is Power” (YVIP) Launch Party
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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH SLATED TO FOCUS ON OSHA ISSUES IN NEXT VIRTUAL LEARNERS AND LEADERS FREE SEMINAR

SAVANNAH, GA. – MARCH 16, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is slated to host the next in their breakfast series of virtual Learners and Leaders seminars from 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
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Family Promise of the Coastal Empire

Family Promise of the Coastal Empire

Family Promise of the Coastal Empire has its mission is to offer help, hope, and hospitality to homeless families with children in our communities. This accomplished by focusing on three strategic areas: Providing families with a Stable Environment (Help); Empowerment and Economic Advancement of Underserved Populations (Hope); and Action Ministry for the Local Faith-Based Community (Hospitality).

Service

Strategic counsel, media relations, social media management, event planning/execution, design, and online promotion 

Industry

Nonprofit Organization

RUN, OR WALK, INTO THIS YEARS RED HOT CHILI PEPPER 5K, SPONSORED BY CANADY’S, TO BENEFIT FAMILY PROMISE OF BRYAN COUNTY

RICHMOND HILL, GA – May 26, 2021 – Runners of all skill levels and ages are needed for this year’s Canady’s Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k, slated for 7:30 a.m.
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FAMILY PROMISE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE TO HOST SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE: ‘NIGHT WITHOUT A BED’ TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

SAVANNAH, GA – May 25, 2021 – Family Promise of the Coastal Empire is urging the local community to join their social media “sleepout” challenge, ‘Night Without a Bed’ on
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"Family Promise of Coastal Georgia is thrilled with the ways Lesley Francis Public Relations has increased publicity and awareness for our programs and services. The agency's ideas for engaging the community and our supporters are fresh, thoughtful and perfectly executed. The LFPR team boasts experience that shines through and allows them to work efficiently and creatively to capitalize on existing media opportunities and create new ones. We consider LFPR part of our organization and know they are as passionate and committed to our mission as we are."
Katrina Bostick
Executive Director

Davenport House Museum

Davenport House Museum

The Isaiah Davenport House is a historic home in Savannah, Georgia, United States, built in 1820. It has been operated as a historic house museum by the Historic Savannah Foundation since 1963.  

Service

Strategic counsel and media relations  

Industry

Small business – museum

HSF PARTNERS WITH LOCAL MUSEUMS FOR THE NOVEMBER ‘PIONEERS IN PRESERVATION’ SERIES

SAVANNAH, GA. – OCT. 13, 2021 – Community partners, the Davenport House Museum, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and the Andrew Low House Museum, along with Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF)
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DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM TO HOST ‘KNOW HAMILTON’ LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE

SAVANNAH, GA — MARCH 18, 2021 — The Davenport House Museum will host “Know Hamilton” lecture and performance in the garden at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. In case of
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DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM TO HOLD VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDINGS IN THE GARDEN

SAVANNAH, GA – January 26, 2021 – The Davenport House Museum will provide couples with a safe and economical way to say “I Do” in one of historic downtown Savannah’s
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"It’s so great to have the LFPR team on our side as we push out our mission, promote events and preservation issues. Their professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm for our mission is incredible; in addition to PR and media planning, they have increased our presence on all social media platforms. They are awesome to work with!”
Sue Adler
HSF CEO and President