Betty Fitzgerald was born in Winchester, Kentucky, in 1926 and began working in Atlanta in 1948 after graduating from Duke University. Davis Fitzgerald was born in Atlanta in 1922, graduated from Georgia Tech, and served in the Navy.
Upon returning to Atlanta, Davis took a job at Trust Company of Georgia and married Betty in 1950. The couple lived in Atlanta for the next 55 years. Davis continued working at the bank, now SunTrust.
They were a kind, humorous, thrifty couple who cared for Atlanta. Their estate, now the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation, is their gift back to their community.
The Foundation’s mission is to honor Betty and Davis Fitzgerald by making a difference in the lives of others, primarily through the education and health care of the disadvantaged residents of Metro Atlanta and Georgia.