The late Margaret Boyd Perdue was a longtime volunteer and supporter of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab. She served on the Board of Managers (now Board of Advisors) from 1954-2012, and served as President from 1960-1962.
Mrs. Perdue’s late husband, Rhodes Lewis Perdue, was the great-grandson of Amos Giles Rhodes, and he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1955-2006.
Mr. Perdue created a fund, which was named after Mrs. Perdue in 2010, to address needs that would enrich the lives of the seniors at the A.G. Rhodes homes. Mr. Perdue entrusted his wife and other members of the Board of Managers to identify and disperse funds to pay for projects that would improve the well-being of residents and patients.
Members of the Board of Advisors continue to work with staff from the homes to identify projects that will enhance the quality of life for seniors at A.G. Rhodes. Additionally, the Advisors host an annual event, the Living Well Luncheon, which raises money to support the Margaret Boyd Perdue Fund. The Fund has helped cover the cost of projects such as therapy gardens, greenhouses, landscaping and interior design improvements. Funds have also been used for resident outings and supplies for the activities program.
Through their generous service, philanthropy and leadership, Mr. and Mrs. Perdue helped shape A.G. Rhodes as one of Atlanta’s most trusted and reputable leaders in senior care. Today, members of the next generation of the Rhodes-Perdue family serve on the Boards of Trustees and Advisors, and they continue the legacy of a family-oriented operation serving the larger community.