Mark Davis is the President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Founded in 1986 as a joint program by Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company in celebration of the Centennial of Coca-Cola, the Foundation administers a national scholarship program to create lasting support for young people in pursuit of post secondary education. Since that time more than 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars have received $66 million in scholarships. In 2000, the Foundation increased its commitment to education through a grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program was created to provide scholarships to students attending two-year degree granting institutions.
2018 marked the 30th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, and Mark is proud to say he has met all of these bright young men and women since the first class in 1989.
Mr. Davis is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He went on to work for Price Waterhouse & Co. and eventually joined the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation as Vice President of Finance in 1987 when the program started. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1994, and then became President in 1998.
Among other accomplishments, Mark has served on the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees, Project Read Board of Directors, Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia Board of Directors, Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club Board of Directors, and was a Founding Director and second president of the National Scholarship Providers Association.
His interests include history, current events, movies, reading, backpacking & mountaineering.