Trustee: Helen Smith Price, C’79
President, The Coca-Cola Foundation
Vice President, Global Community Affairs The Coca-Cola Company
B.S., Spelman College
M.B.A., Clark Atlanta University
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2016
Helen Smith Price serves as vice president of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company and President of The Coca-Cola Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s global strategy, governance and regulatory compliance for domestic and international philanthropy. Under her direction, The Foundation gave back $84 million in 2015 to enhance the environment, empower women and enrich the well-being of people and communities.
Helen also leads the Company’s Global Community Affairs organization, providing the strategy and framework to fulfill the Company’s annual commitment of giving back at least 1% of its prior year’s operating income to local communities. Helen leads the team focused on making a unique and sustainable difference in the Company’s headquarters community of metro Atlanta.
A 22-year veteran of The Coca-Cola Company, Helen served as executive director of the Foundation since 2001. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she held roles in audit, tax, accounting research and financial management at BellSouth Corporation. Helen began her professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. She was licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Georgia, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Spelman College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University.
She currently serves on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Alliance Theatre, The Villages at Carver Family YMCA, the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals, the Corporate Contributions Council of The Conference Board, and the Nominations Committee for the United Way of Greater Atlanta.