Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (PRUMC)
Investor James Shaw of Atlanta is a principal of Primestone Properties. In that capacity Jim Shaw is involved in venture capital and commercial real estate. As a philanthropist, he has donated over $20 million to good causes in the Atlanta area.
One of Jim Shaw’s charitable recipients is the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (PRUMC). Among other things, its multi-generational congregation dedicates itself to gathering money for community service.
During Lent, PRUMC asks its members to set aside a daily offering to be presented on Sundays. On Easter Sunday, these funds go to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, thus aiding construction of new homes. On Mother’s Day, PRUMC donates to the Wesley Woods facility. In this way the church helps with housing and healthcare for senior adults.
PRUMC’s summer camp benefits the next generation. The camp gives homeless youth a chance to enjoy recreation and also supplies swimsuits, shoes, and clothing. For the beginning of school, PRUMC each fall distributes 2,000 backpacks to students living homeless or in shelters. Each pack is stocked with new supplies. PRUMC’s Children’s Sunday collection goes to the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur. Its mission is to comfort and counsel children in harm’s way.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, as chairman and founder of Primestone Properties, a commercial real estate and private equity investment firm. James (Jim) Shaw also stays active in his community as a sponsor of several humanitarian and arts organizations, such as the Atlanta Ballet.
A mainstay in the Georgia community since 1929, the Atlanta Ballet has developed into one of the leading dance companies in the nation. Between a regular schedule of performances and the Centre for Dance Education, the ballet group is kept busy providing entertainment and learning opportunities to the community year-round.
The Atlanta Ballet will present three productions on May 20-22, 2016, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. In its Atlanta premier, El Beso by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano will open the three-day event, followed by Classical Symphony by Yuri Possokhov. Guggenheim fellow Andrea Miller will close the weekend trio by presenting the world premiere of her latest creation. For ticket information and venue directions, visit www.atlantaballet.com.
James (Jim) Shaw is the co-founder and owner of JBREM, a patented althletic apparel company. Outside of his professional life, Jim Shaw is a supporter of the pediatric clinical care provider and nonprofit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Along with providing advanced medical care to children and teens, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta sponsors a campaign called Strong4Life. The movement is designed to conquer childhood obesity through programs that encourage everyday wellness in children and their families.
Families who become involved with the Strong4Life program gain access to resources and treatments to help facilitate the lifestyle changes necessary for better health. At the week-long Camp Strong4Life, children afflicted by weight problems find support among peers with similar struggles while participating in outdoor activities like ziplining, swimming, and healthy cooking competitions.
Children who struggle with weight issues that require medical intervention can find the tools they need to get healthy at the Strong4Life Clinic. Professionals at the clinic assist families in designing nutrition plans, assessing a child’s medical conditions, and providing mental health support.
James “Jim” S. Shaw is an accomplished alternative energy and commercial real estate investor based in Atlanta, GA. Recently, James S. Shaw and his firm Gvest Partners, LLC, led the development of The Yards at NoDa, a 340-unit apartment complex located in Charlotte, North Carolina’s lively NoDa neighborhood.
Short for North Davidson, NoDa is a popular Charlotte neighborhood that is conveniently located approximately one mile northeast of the city’s downtown. Originally developed as a textile mill community, the historic area is now a thriving arts and entertainment district that offers residents and visitors a mix of art galleries, theaters, boutique shops, restaurants, and live music venues.
As for the housing in NoDa, most of the homes in the area are craftsman-style bungalows that were built in the early 1900s to lodge mill workers. The neighborhood also boasts several renovated and newly constructed townhome and apartment communities that are a big draw for individuals hoping to make the eclectic arts center their home.