The Atlas Corps Community celebrates the supporters of our network that develop leaders, strengthen organizations, and promote innovation. Over 15 years, Atlas Corps has engaged 3,000+ supporters – our supporters multiply impact and make our work possible! Today we spotlight Floyd Mills, Atlas Corps Supporter and Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CoStar Group.
Atlas Corps Supporter: Floyd Mills
At Atlas Corps, we have a tradition of stating our “Five Facts” when introducing ourselves to new people. What are your five facts?
Name: Floyd Mills
Hometown: Washington, DC
Organization Affiliation: CoStar Group
Social Issue/Interest Area: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fun fact: I live in Capitol Hill in a home not far from where my father was raised. The local gym was a former grade school in which my father was a student! My parents eventually moved to Silver Spring, MD, where I was raised. I moved to Capitol Hill in 2006 and later learned that the local gym was very close to the home in which my father was raised, and the gym I was using was the school that he and my aunt attended!
When and how did you first learn about Atlas Corps?
I first learned about Atlas Corps in 2017 while working at the Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit within the philanthropic sector. The Council hosted an Atlas Corps Fellow, and through her work, the Council staff learned more about Atlas Corps and its mission.
Why did you decide to support the Atlas Corps Community?
I was initially drawn by the diversity of the talent involved with Atlas Corps. While working for the Council, I organized a webinar on the Diversity of Thought associated with the Fellows Program. I learned a bit through discussions with Scott Beale, Founder and CEO. I also learned that Scott was a neighbor. He and his family lived a stone’s throw from my family and me. As I learned more about the organization, its staff, and its supporters, I decided to become more involved. I hosted Scott for a meet and greet with other neighbors at our home and, since then, have done what I can to remain involved with Atlas Corps.
Floyd Mills (far right) joined his family at the Atlas Corps 2018 Empower Women Globally Gala.
How has the Atlas Corps Community impacted you?
The Atlas Corps community energizes me! I am in awe of the Fellows. Their passion and energy are infectious, and the buzz from their events is deafening!
What message would you like to send to individuals who are thinking of supporting Atlas Corps?
The Fellows and the organization are truly deserving. The Fellows represent a global team of leaders, visionaries, and activists. They share their talent and enthusiasm with organizations here and we benefit largely from their presence. I encourage anyone thinking of supporting Atlas Corps to do so. Look for opportunities for your organization to host a Fellow, sponsor the organization or attend its events. You will be glad you did!
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