Ali Jamal: Learning, Leading, and Serving

Nothing describes the values championed by Stablegold Hospitality CEO Ali Jamal better than the slogan that defines one of Marietta’s most impactful youth organizations – Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving (YELLS).

Over the last few years, Stablegold emphasized its pledge to these values with ongoing contributions to their Afterschool Program and events.

In October, for example, another $5,000 contribution was made to sponsor the YELLS 10th Anniversary Networking Dinner.

YELLS is a non-profit youth development organization based in Marietta, Georgia. It was founded over ten years ago when Marietta High School Teacher Laura Keefe teamed up with community organizations who shared her vision to flourish the infinite potential of Franklin Gateway’s local youth.

While devoting much of their time to investing in others, some youth found themselves struggling academically. This is where Keefe enlisted the support of organizations such as Stablegold Hospitality to sponsor YELLS’ Afterschool Tutoring program.

“Stablegold was one of the first supporters of this initiative,” said Keefe. “Their contribution encouraged more grants that eventually allowed us to develop a 21st century learning centre.”

Keefe is especially moved by Jamal’s personal connection to YELLS’ vision.

“He really cares about them and sees Franklin Gateway as our shared community. A lot of businesses only focus on the bottom line,” said Keefe.



Ali Jamal, is the owner and chief executive officer of Stablegold Hospitality. What started in 2011 as an investment in one rundown and shutdown hotel is now a thriving business, which includes approximately 1300 Metro Atlanta rental units, $35 Million in assets and $10 million in sales, employing close to 100 people in Georgia. Ali has an Executive MBA from Northeastern University and holds a certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Stanford Business School. Additionally Mr. Jamal is a founding member of the Forbes Real Estate Council

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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