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Second Century Breakfast

"For the future of girls…
and the girls of the future.
-Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts

By identifying and affirming leadership traits in girls, you encourage them to make an external impact in the lives of others.

8th Annual Second Century Breakfast 

  • Changing the World Awardee

    Captain Planet Foundation
    Turner Foundation
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  • Honorary Chair

    Jack Cay
    Palmer & Cay
    President and CEO
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  • Event Host Committee

    Anne Bowen-Long
    Carley Ferguson
    Vivian Greentree
    Marcia Jerding
    Kat Marran
    Ellie Morris
    Denise Reese
    Beth Schiavo

For questions, please contact or 770-702-9174

Laura Turner Seydel

Laura Turner Seydel works with and supports organizations that address urgent challenges affecting the health, functionality and vitality of our life support system: our air, water, land, food, biodiversity and climate. She serves on the board of Project Drawdown which focuses on measuring the top scalable solutions to address global warming. Laura also works to address the extinction crisis as a Patron of Nature for the International Union of the Conservation of Nature.

As chair of the Captain Planet Foundation, she works to guide the organization in its mission to empower and engage youth to become environmental stewards. She is a passionate board member of the Children & Nature Network, whose mission it is that all children grow up realizing the many benefits — physically, mentally and developmentally — that exposure to nature provides.

As far as fighting for the health of our children, she serves as chair of Mothers and Others for Clean Air, which works to improve air quality for at-risk populations, especially children in the Southeast. Also, she is a director of EWG, a consumer advocacy organization that tirelessly fights to keep toxins out of food, products, water and air.

To ensure that water in her state is drinkable, fishable and swimmable, she co-founded Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 25 years ago. She works to achieve the same safe-water mission internationally as a director of Waterkeeper Alliance (the consortium of 350 waterkeepers worldwide).

Other issues that Laura has been engaged in over the past 15 years are recycling, waste diversion and reduction. She has focused her efforts on solving the recycling crisis by co-founding Atlanta Recycles in 2005 and serving as a director of Recycle Across America, which promotes the effective solution of nationwide standardized recycling labels.

To leverage and protect important environmental policies that protect the air, water, land and especially climate, Laura serves as vice chair of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

Additional organizations she serves include the Turner Foundation, JST Foundation and the Turner Endangered Species Fund. She is a member of Atlanta Rotary, and she serves on the Carter Center Board of Councilors and on the advisory board for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Laura lives with her husband, Rutherford, in Atlanta. They have three children and live in the first LEED-certified gold residence in the United States.

Jack Cay

Jack Cay serves as President of Palmer & Cay, the 150 year old insurance brokerage firm which he successfully re-launched in 2010.

Jack’s professional experience includes serving as a London broker with HSBC Gibbs, specializing in risk management strategies for the Private Equity industry, establishing and managing de novo operations in New York City, and serving as President of one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the nation. Jack has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance brokerage and risk management field, during which time he has developed a strong talent for assembling effective teams and building inspiring organizations.

Jack is involved in a number of community organizations both in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. He is currently serving on the Foundation Board for Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, the Board of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, the Board of The Nature Conservancy as well as the board of The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. Jack is a member of PathNorth, The Buckhead Coalition, The Westside Future Fund, The Georgia Historical Society and YPO (Young Presidents Organization) where he formerly served as the Georgia Education Chair for his YPOS7 Chapter.

A native of Savannah, Jack attended Savannah Country Day School and graduated from Trinity Pawling, a preparatory school in New York, before graduating from the University of Georgia. He is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church where he has served on a variety of committees. Jack and his wife Erin live in Atlanta with their three children, Jack V, Laura and Ivy.