About BigStuf Camps
BigStuf is an unusual name for a company, but it reflects the quality of what this organization does around the world. BigStuf is a non-profit, nondenominational organization based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The organization was founded by Lanny Donoho as a camp-based ministry, but has evolved into a multi-faceted group of entities: BigStuf Media, BigStuf Productions, BigStuf Events, BigStuf Video, and two entities, The 410 Bridge and the Daraja Childrens choir, serving people in Africa and in Haiti.
Every summer BigStuf Camps hosts over 14,000 students from churches who come from around the US to Panama City Beach, Florida to be involved in one of the most remarkable events in the country. To learn more about Bigstuf, go to www.bigstuf.com.
Since 1988, Lanny Donoho and his team at BigStuf Camps have been creating incredible, life-changing experiences for thousands of middle school and high school kids each summer. “We want to create great positive change in our culture, and we hope to do that by motivating and inspiring kids,” said Lanny Donoho, founder of the camps.
“BigStuf is based on relationships,” said Donoho. "We wanted to work with a bank that has the same principles – a bank that would get to know us, take the time to understand what we are doing, and support us as a company."
“I appreciate that Atlantic Capital bankers are problem-solvers,” said Roger Laney, CFO of BigStuf. “Last year we needed financing to buy a bus for our overseas ministry, The 410 Bridge. We talked to some other banks, but they weren’t sure about financing because they struggled with understanding the big picture of what we could do. Then we went to Brian Harper at Atlantic Capital. He was totally open and positive about the possibilities. He took a problem-solving approach. Brian sat down with us and said, 'Here are the issues. Let’s figure out how to work through these to get you what you need,' and he was able to get the job done.
“Also,” said Laney, “one of the unique things Atlantic Capital does is train each client’s staff on how to use their corporate online banking system. Brian’s team came to our offices so they could personally show us how to use everything. Their online banking website is phenomenal – state of the art. Our controller thinks it’s head and shoulders above most of the others. Plus, Atlantic Capital’s team knows all about our company and knows our staff by name. When we have a question about a banking issue, we know exactly who to call, and we know they’ll get the job done right.
“BigStuf has quite a few different entities, and Atlantic Capital has taken the time to understand our entire business structure and has helped us work through the issues that come up with having so many moving pieces.”
By working with Atlantic Capital, BigStuf has been able to purchase and renovate their building, buy a bus for the Daraja Children’s Choir, and operate more efficiently on a daily basis. Said Lanny Donoho, “At BigStuf, we believe in doing everything with excellence and within the context of a solid relationship. I think that Atlantic Capital Bank shares this goal, and they execute on it very well.”