This workshop continues the long history of partnership between AGS and The Sara Blakely Foundation. Last spring, the Sara Blakely Foundation was the lead sponsor of SPLASH! Atlanta Girls’ School Auction 2017. In 2010, the foundation donated $100,000 to AGS in support of the founding and development of the school’s Entrepreneurship and Economics course. In this Upper School course, students study the ins and outs of starting a business, culminating in the creation of a business plan centered around an invention or an idea and the opportunity to compete for venture capital to continue research and development of their business plans. In 2005, Sara Blakely was the keynote speaker at the AGS Celebration of Girls’ Education (COGE) event, which has now become the school’s annual auction. Sara Blakely has also visited the AGS campus on various occasions throughout the years, speaking to the students in the Entrepreneurship and Economics course and as an all-school assembly guest speaker.