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Arthur M. Blank
Arthur M. Blank
1942 - present

Arthur M. Blank is Owner & CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and Co-Founder of the Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer.

Mr. Blank was born in Sunnyside, New York and today, he is known for his philanthropy.

Blank’s Family of Businesses while diverse in nature, all of his businesses are run based on a common set of core values, which focus on developing customer relationships, treating associates with respect, and supporting communities.

Blank believes in the importance of making a difference – professionally and personally. In addition to the company’s financial success, during his 23 years with The Home Depot the company donated more than $113 million to communities, and Home Depot associates provided hundreds of thousands of hours of personal volunteer time. Blank is applying the same business acumen and values to the Atlanta Falcons in building a competitive, successful and community-oriented franchise.

Blank is also dedicated to his own giving back. Through his generosity, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, along with Blank and his wife's personal giving, has granted more than $250 million to support early childhood development, education, the arts, and parks and greenspace.

Arthur Blank and his wife, Stephanie, live in Atlanta with their children.