Opening New Doors to Growing Opportunities in 2023

In the blink of an eye, the new year is here, and with it a sea of opportunities.

As a nonprofit organization formed by volunteers and community leaders, we could have not imagined the growth we have obtained over the past few months. Such reach would not have been possible without the leadership and encouragement of our outstanding board, corporate partners and volunteers.

Our focus is on the development and uplifting of our local community and our commitment on a vision that encompasses quality, integrity and accountability.

It truly means so much to be considered a local resource of community engagement and charitable collaboration for agency personnel and the citizens of Cobb County.

Thank you for the support received in 2022! We are are hopeful and excited for 2023.

Community Engagement Every Day

Connecting with our community is a main goal of our operations at the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation. Thanks to our Community Engagement Fund, we are able to contribute to our community’s quality of life by creating and supporting events and initiatives that will have a positive and immeasurable impact for the citizens.

Care & Compassion: Supporting Our Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Employees

At the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, we recognize the hard work and dedication of the Deputies and Agency Personnel of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. Through the Care and Compassion Fund, we support their financial needs so they may feel uplifted, both personally and professionally.

Santa on Wheels —Santa Sobre Ruedas

On December 17, the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc., supported by the @Cobb County Sheriff’s Office leadership and staff, held the Inaugural Santa on Wheels—Santa Sobre Ruedas event. A low-speed caravan of 17 vehicles traveled through 5 mobile home communities and distributed over 2000 toys to children up to 12 years of age. Thank you to our event supporters for helping us bring holiday joy to our community.

Happy Holidays

One of the real joys of the year-end Holiday Season is the opportunity to say “Thank you” for our association and your generous support in the second year of the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc. Your support showed confidence for the mission, vision, and goals – “to provide resources for agency personnel and the citizens of the Cobb Communities.”

Thanks to your continued support and contributions, we’re ending 2022 and starting 2023 with gratitude.Best wishes are extended to you and yours for a joyous and safe Holiday Season and New Year.

Warm regards,

Robert G. Haley – Founder & Executive Director, Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc.

2022 Holiday Cheer Event

One of the real joys of the year-end Holiday Season is the opportunity to say “Thank you” to our board members and supporters. Earlier this week, Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr., our founder and executive director, Robert Haley, board chair Brent C. Brown, board members and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate this year’s accomplishments during the 2nd Annual Holiday Cheer event.

Thank you to board member, Kim Gresh and George Hartzog for hosting our event at their beautiful home. We are grateful!

Advocacy and Leadership for Our Cobb County Community

At the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, our mission is to serve as an advocate for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office by focusing on community engagement endeavors that encompass the following:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Services
  • Safety
  • Charitable Causes

We are driven to improve the quality of life for agency personnel, underserved communities and socially disadvantaged citizens through sustained support and activities that are backed by our community partners, donors and volunteers.

Support our work today by becoming a becoming a donor, sponsor or volunteer.

Support Our Care & Compassion Fund this GivingTuesday

Every year, GivingTuesday inspires individuals and organizations to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. This November 29th, please consider the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation for your GivingTuesday efforts. Make a contribution to our Care & Compassion Fund to help us thank and recognize the hard work and dedication of the deputies and civilian employees of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

Grateful for the Continued Support

Our community continues to unite for the families of fallen Deputies Marshall S. Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan R. Koleski. We want to express our profound gratitude for such support.

Recently, Jody B. Pollack, a past president of the Hebrew Order of David and the current Executive Director of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, presented a check to Robert Haley, Executive Director of the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc., to support our Fallen Personnel Fund and the families of our fallen heroes.

Thank you to our community for their continued generosity. 

View the Tribute Video for Our Fallen Heroes

During the Cobb County Chamber’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast on October 4, fallen Deputies Marshall S. Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan R. Koleski were remembered with a tribute video in their honor. Watch the video here:

We are Grateful for our Supporters!

Mr. Robert Haley, Executive Director of the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc. continues to receive donations that will make an impactful difference in the Cobb County communities.

North Georgia State Fair President Frank Wigington presented a check for $100,000 to support the mission. $25,000 will be given to each family of fallen Deputies Marshall S. Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan R. Koleski. The remaining $50,000 will be allocated to the other funds established by the Foundation to support the agency personnel and communities.

To support our mission, the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation relies on charitable donations and local support from community members and organizations. We are extremely grateful for the continued generosity of our community.

Donate to Our Fallen Personnel Fund

The support our Fallen Personnel Fund has received from across the nation has been incredible. To date, 850 donations contributing $165,000 have been collected for the families of fallen Deputies Marshall S. Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan R. Koleski.

This would not be possible without the generous and thoughtful support from law enforcement, public and private sector organizations, foundations and individuals.

On behalf of the families, thank you for your heartfelt support. The Foundation’s Fallen Personnel Fund is still accepting donations. Please consider making a contribution.

Funeral Details for Our Fallen Heroes

Funeral arrangements have been made for Deputy Marshall Ervin and Deputy Koleski to take place this week. Click here to access the details.

We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our community members during this time and encourage you to make a charitable donation to our Fallen Personnel Fund to assist the families of these fallen heroes.

Support the Families of Our Fallen Heroes

Today, we join our entire community in mourning the tragic loss of two Cobb County Sheriff’s Deputies killed in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, the deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their family and friends.

There has been an outpouring of support from across our community, Georgia and the U.S., and we are grateful.

Please consider making a charitable donation to our Fallen Personnel Fund to assist the families and loved ones of these fallen heroes.

A Message from Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr.

Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc.

Dear Citizens of Cobb County,

It is with a vision of collaboration and support for our deputies and agency personnel I personally endorse the Cobb’s Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc., a non-profit public charity. The Foundation through partnerships with the private sector, public sector, and other foundations will strive to provide resources for the areas that are critical to the education, health, safety, and security of the citizens of Cobb County.

In coordination with the Community Engagement Division, the Foundation will provide funding to implement or enhance community programs, initiatives…


The Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation announces the newly appointed Founding Board of Directors.

The citizen’s of Cobb County can rest assured that the board is elated to help the community in any way possible. The Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation will be led by a Board of Directors who are committed to supporting the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office through ongoing support for deputies and their families and providing needed resources to ensure a world-class sheriff’s office.

The newly appointment board is appreciated for their willingness to serve, and trust that the Sheriff’s Office, the community and the Foundation will always value their time, support and advisement…