Donna Feazell comes to the Grunduski Group with 28 years of experience in the sports marketing and philanthropy field. Her goal in helping to create the Grunduski Group is to share her wealth of knowledge with those individuals looking to use their voice for social change.
Prior to co-founding the Grunduski Group, Donna Feazell helped to establish the Dempster Family Foundation in September of 2009 directing fundraising events and establishing a marketing presence in the Foundation’s affiliated communities. Under the inspiration of then, Chicago Cubs Pitcher Ryan Dempster and his family, the Dempster Family raised over a million dollars and awarded over $430,000 to charitable organizations in the United States, and over $26,000 to charitable organizations in Canada and abroad in just three years. Donna also worked with the Jim Mora Count on Me Family Foundation helping with various fundraising and outreach efforts.
Prior to her work with the Dempster Family Foundation and the Jim Mora Count of Me Family Foundation, Donna achieved a 20 year career in the Atlanta Sports Industry with the Atlanta Hawks Professional Basketball Club. During this time she also served in official capacities for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the NBA League Office during the 1992 NBA All Star Game in Orlando, Florida and 2003 NBA All Star Game in Atlanta, GA.
Donna began her career with the Atlanta Hawks in 1985 assisting with the team’s day to day marketing efforts as well as game operations and entertainment. She was key in helping the Hawks to develop a more creative and entertaining game presentation style. In 1992 she was one of few team employees chosen by the NBA League office to join the Game Operations and Entertainment staff for the 1992 NBA All Star game in Orlando. Here she worked with NBA League personnel and other NBA team employees to manage and coordinate the game presentation for the 1992 NBA All Star Game.
In 1995 through her affiliation with the NBA and the Atlanta Hawks, Donna was asked to work with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as a Producer during the 1996 Summer Olympics. In this capacity she developed, created and produced all game presentation elements of the Handball competition for the Pre-Olympic Tournament and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
In 1998 as Senior Manager of Marketing Services and Special Projects for the Atlanta Hawks she continued to oversee all aspects of the team’s game presentation elements as well as the teams advertising efforts, sponsor promotions and special events. She was the team liaison with the NBA League office to insure compliance with NBA Licensing rules and regulations. She over saw all team special events including the Lenny Wilkens’ “Winningest Coach Celebration”, the Dominique Wilkins Retirement Ceremony and Party and the Atlanta Hawks Foundation Benefit Dinner and Auction. In 1999 she helped manage the Atlanta Hawks move into the newly built State of the Art Philips Arena.
In 2000 Donna was named as Director of Community Relations and the Atlanta Hawks Foundation. She directed the team’s community outreach programs as well as Foundation Fundraising efforts, player appearances and alumni relations. She established and developed the Gary Wortman Basketball Court Renovation Program in memory of the late Hawks Basketball Scout. During her tenure the Hawks Foundation renovated 5 basketball courts in and around inner city Atlanta. She also developed and managed the NBA League Wide initiative “Read to Achieve” program. Through this program the Hawks Mascot visited hundreds of elementary schools to promote a lifelong love of reading. Five “Read to Achieve” Centers were established in local Boys and Girls Clubs, Recreation Centers and Inner City After School Programs. In 2003 she directed the NBA and Hawks Community Outreach programs for the 2003 NBA All Star Game in Atlanta including renovating and establishing Reading Centers in several Boys and Girls Clubs and managing all Hawks current and former player appearances at NBA All Star Functions.
She is married to Trey Feazell and has two children.
Donna received her B.A. in Public Relations and Minor in Business from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Young Harris College. Donna received her Georgia Real Estate License in 2007.