April 30 Hope Ball Honors, Gives Hope
As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society is proud to say that nearly 14 million cancer survivors are celebrating their special day again this year. And, here in Atlanta, we will be honoring local survivors, philanthropists and volunteers at the 2016 Hope Ball on April 30. Lifestyle Publications is proud to serve as media sponsor for this evening of stories, fellowship and hope, along with event chair sponsor Delta Airlines. But, it’s the people here on the ground in Buckhead that are making admirable strides in education and research with their support and generous fundraising.
Frank Argenbright is chairman and CEO at SecurAmerica in Buckhead and is a breast cancer survivor, serving on the Board of Ambassadors for the American Cancer Society. “I am honored to be working for such a worthy cause. And as a cancer survivor, I want to do whatever it takes to help raise as much money as we can for cancer research. The more research, the more lives we can save,” says Argenbright, who lives with his wife, Kathy, and their children, Hunter and Blythe, on Brookhaven Drive.
The ACS Board of Ambassadors is an elite group of high-level executives and philanthropists who have pledged to lead and financially support ACS distinguished events like The Hope Ball.
Argenbright and his fellow Ambassadors will support honoree, Buckhead resident Jeff Wigbels, a stage-four, non-smokers lung cancer survivor. “His story is remarkable and incredibly moving and inspirational. His tireless support for cancer research and treatment should lift us all to do whatever we can to ensure we eradicate this disease,” notes Argenbright. (Readers may remember our story on Jeff in the January 2015 issue and will become reacquainted with him as we bring you more details on the Hope Ball next month.)
Frank A. Argenbright, Jr. was raised in Madison, Florida, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Florida State University. He was previously in the Army Reserves, earning the rank of Captain. He graduated in 1991 from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. Argenbright heads SecurAmerica, a rapidly growing security company that provides innovative contract security service solutions.
Today, he is focused on SecurAmerica, which he started in 2005 as a sister company to AirServ. A famously hard worker who wakes up at 3:30 a.m., checks his first voicemail by 4 a.m., and is still leaving voicemails at midnight, Argenbright is also a leader who cares deeply about his employees.
This work ethic, dedication to clients and employees, and understanding of the security sector accounts form Frank Argenbright’s success. The many friends, employees, clients and investors who know him best and longest know the quality of the man and his work. Every year, Argenbright and his wife of 36 years gather with his high school friends from his high school class for a reunion, a reminder of his humble roots and the importance of loyalty.
Next month, they will join us in honoring Jeff Wigbels, while boosting the work of the American Cancer Society at The Hope Ball. Why not join us? Sponsorship opportunities are still available and a ticket give-away is happening all month on our website.