For many students, there would be no chance at gaining a college education without the help of scholarships. That’s why the Evening for ABAC event on March 7 at 6 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is so important for future ABAC students.
“I was honored to receive the Foundation Scholars Scholarship when I was an ABAC student,” Jodie Snow, now the chief operating officer of the ABAC Foundation, said. “Receiving the scholarship was a tremendous help to my family in paying for college. Because I received the Foundation Scholars Scholarship along with other scholarships, I was able to graduate from ABAC debt free.”
The Evening for ABAC event will spotlight Indie-alternative folk group von Grey, a quartet of classically trained sisters, as the featured performer for the annual ABAC Foundation fundraiser for student scholarships.
Evening for ABAC tickets are $100 for singles and $180 for couples. A reserved table for eight is available for $1,250. A portion of the cost for each ticket is tax deductible.
Snow, a 2000 graduate of ABAC, said the Foundation depends on Evening for ABAC support to fund student scholarships including the highly competitive Foundation Scholars program.
“The Foundation Scholars are some of the top academic students from area high schools,” Snow said. “They have a lot of choices as far as colleges but the Foundation Scholars’ program offers them a tremendous incentive to choose ABAC.”
ABAC Arts Connection Director Wayne Jones is coordinating the annual ABAC Foundation fundraiser, which also includes a lavish meal as well as the entertainment. He said sponsors are always the key to making the event a financial success for ABAC student scholarships.
A Platinum sponsorship for $5,000 funds two complete ABAC scholarships. A Gold sponsorship for $2,500 funds one complete ABAC scholarship.
Platinum sponsors at the present time include Sodexo and Affiliates, Inc., and Southeastern Federal Credit Union. Gold sponsors include Merrill Lynch, First Community Bank/Synovus, Georgia Farm Bureau, an ABAC Foundation Trustee, South Georgia Banking Company, Mobley Gin, Bob Dutton/Needmore Properties, Bob McLendon Farms, AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Harley Langdale Jr. Foundation, Inc., Captain D’s/Checkers and Sodexo Physical Plant at ABAC.
To purchase tickets or for more information on the Evening for ABAC event, interested persons can contact the ABAC Foundation Office at (229) 391- 4895.