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Meg & Jeff Arnold

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In 1998, Jeff Arnold started the Internet healthcare company, WebMD, rapidly growing the business to the market leadership position in less than 18 months. Since then, Jeff has been a serial entrepreneur: selling his company, HowStuffWorks, to Discovery in 2007;  redefining the five-star rating system for luxury travel with Forbes Travel Guide; and starting his latest company, Sharecare, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, which helps millions of people every day better manage their health to be their best self.

Jeff along with his wife, Meg, started in technology and healthcare long before they started WebMD. Just before graduating from the University of Georgia – where he and Meg were college sweethearts – Jeff was offered a timely opportunity in pharmaceutical sales. Meg went on to get her nursing degree at Emory and become a pediatric oncology nurse with Egleston. As the two pursued their careers, they recognized there was a need for a better solution to help doctors monitor their patients who were experiencing cardiovascular issues remotely. So, the couple took out a business loan for $25,000 from Meg’s father and founded Quality Diagnostic Services (QDS), a heart monitoring service in 1994.  Jeff and Meg started the business out of their apartment, taking phone calls from patients and interpreting facsimiles of electro-cardiograms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After four years, they sold QDS for $25 million in which they rolled into their next big idea, giving “health a home-page” better known as WebMD.

For nearly 20 years, the Arnolds have made their mark on healthcare, media and technology while putting family and philanthropy first.  Whether it’s the examples they set for the Sharecare employees around the world or their four children, the couple’s life’s work is to make total health and wellness an accessible reality for everyone.


Rebecca & Sanjay Gupta

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory Hospitals, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and contributes to CNN.com.  Rebecca Gupta, a lawyer and venture capitalist, is an active member of the Atlanta community.  She sits on the Southeast Region Board for UNICEF, The Westminster Schools Board of Trustees, and on the board for Friends of English Avenue.  The couple have three young girls and enjoy sharing with them the love of travel and the understanding of global responsibility.

 


Cara Isdell Lee & Zak Lee

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Cara Isdell Lee was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has lived on five continents. She came to Atlanta in 1989, attended Pace Academy and later graduated cum laude from the School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of South Carolina. Cara’s great love of philanthropy has had her work for the Atlanta Humane Society and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and is now a La Leche League Leader. Cara serves on the Board of Directors for Pace Academy, Fernbank Museum, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Captain Planet Foundation. She is Co-Chair of the new “Pioneering the Nature Generation” capital campaign for Fernbank Museum of Natural History and is a trustee and head of the Isdell Family Foundation. The Isdell family recently launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership at Pace Academy, and they also have a service award that gives an annual scholarship to a student of Pace Academy and a separate service-learning award there as well.

Zak Lee grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality and Tourism with a degree in Sports Management. Zak later moved to Atlanta in 2004, and shortly after married Cara Isdell in 2006 in a beautiful ceremony in Barbados. Following the birth of their son (Rory Lee) in 2007, Cara and Zak moved their family to Barbados for 3 years where Zak worked with a property consortium based in Europe. Cara and Zak made the move back to Atlanta in 2011, where Zak proudly worked with the Coca-Cola Company.  Zak is currently fulfilling his passion for technology, working in a sales consultancy role for various tech projects. Zak also serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of English Avenue.

Cara, Zak and Rory love to travel, read, and spend quality time with their friends and family.

The Event

Please join us this year, along with Ted Turner and special musical guest, at one of Atlanta’s most spectacular eco benefits.

The Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was created in 1991 as an offshoot of the award-winning Captain Planet cartoon series, conceptualized by Ted Turner.

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