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Cara Isdell Lee

Cara Isdell Lee

Trustee & Head, Isdell Family Foundation

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, UNICEF and Captain Planet Foundation. She successfully Co-Chaired the new “Pioneering the Nature Generation” capital campaign for Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  Cara is a trustee and head of the Isdell Family Foundation since 2006.

The Isdell family recently launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership at Pace Academy; which includes a service award that gives an annual scholarship to a student of Pace Academy and a separate service-learning award.

Cara is married to Zak Lee, who 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 2002, 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 4 years where Zak worked with a property consortium based out of England. Cara and Zak made the move back to Atlanta in 2012, where Zak proudly worked with the Coca-Cola Company.  Zak is currently fulfilling his passion for technology, working in a consultancy role for various tech projects around the U.S. Zak 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.