2018 Game Changer Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 5, 2018

The Herndon Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Game Changer Scholarship Program

The Herndon Foundation honors Maceo A. Brown, local entrepreneur and philanthropist

Atlanta, GA – Join us for the 2nd Annual Game Changer Scholarship Fundraiser Gala on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Atlanta History Center.

Now in its fifth successful year, the Herndon Game Changer Program strengthens the entrepreneurial spirit in our local communities by encouraging youth to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. Support the Herndon Game Changer Program to demonstrate your commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit and your belief in the capacity of the next generation of entrepreneurs. The event will include a formal dinner inspired by the Herndon’s 18th Century European travels, live entertainment from the Morris Brown Jazz ensemble, testimonials from Scholarship recipients, as well as special recognition of the 2018 Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Achievement award recipient, Maceo A. Brown, President of Systems 5 Electronics. Tickets start at $200. To register for our event our event website here.

Atlanta Life Insurance Company is the returning presenting sponsor in honor of company founder, and notable Atlantan, Alonzo F. Herndon.  Special thanks for the invaluable support of Smith & Howard, International System Strategies, CANY Capital, and Copial Business Strategies for their partnership and investment into the vital mission of the Herndon Foundation. More than 200 local business and community leaders are expected to attend the Herndon Game Changer Scholarship Fundraiser Gala.

For more information, or to purchase event tickets to the 2nd Annual Herndon Game Changer Scholarship Fundraiser, presented by Atlanta Life Insurance Company, please go visit our OneCause Event Website: https://one.bidpal.net/gamechanger/welcome

 

 

 

 

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 About the Herndon Game Changer Scholarship Program

The Alonzo F. Herndon Game Changer Entrepreneurship Scholarship program was founded in 2014 to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in our communities by providing programs that encourage youth to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. Going into our fifth program year in 2019 the program is poised to matriculate over 100 students, including nearly 40 College Scholarship recipients. The proceeds of our annual scholarship fundraiser will be used to support the programming and scholarship of our incoming class of 35 local high-school juniors and seniors.

About the Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Award

Each year the Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Achievement award is presented to a worthy Metro Atlanta Business leader that has risen to a significant level of entrepreneurial achievement and displays an enduring commitment to exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit. Maceo A. Brown, President of Systems 5 Electronics LLC and Founder of MACEO’S Kids Foundation, is the 2018 recipient of this award in recognition of over 28 years serving the Atlanta community as the fastest growing home and corporate burglar alarm system. In 2007, Mr. Brown also founded MACEO’s (Mentoring Aspiring CEO’s) Kids Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was created to empower and strengthen high school age students by reinforcing the fundamentals of academics through mentorship and advocacy. The 2017 Alonzo F. Herndon Lifetime Achievement awardee was Milton J. Little of the United Way.

About Atlanta Life Insurance Company

Atlanta Life Insurance Company, the flagship for Atlanta Life financial group is Atlanta’s oldest Black Legal Reserve Company and for over 100 years the ALIC mission has been to provide financial solutions, expertise, and exceptional service to help customers manage their insurance and investment needs. Today, current company President Roosevelt Giles is also intent to maintain the legacy of Founder and Reconstruction Era hero, Alonzo Franklin Herndon through partnership and support of the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation and its programs. For more information on the products offered by ALIC, or to learn more about their minority partners please contact Howard Stephenson, 404-654-8842, hstephenson@atlantalife.com

Press Contact:

Julissa Smith

Phone:404-453-0553

Email: Jwsmith@herndonhome.org

Website: www.herndonhome.org

Download: Herndon-Gala-Press-Release-Oct52018

2017 Herndon Game Changer Gala Images