Education Equal Opportunity Group hosts Fundraising and Awards Gala

EEOG Founder and President, George Thomas

EEOG Founder and President, George Thomas

The Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG) will host its 12th annual Fundraising and Awards Gala on Saturday, August 22, at 6:30 pm at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The Gala will benefit the EEOG’s college bound emerging student leaders with funds going towards our program deliverables; including the Annual Project Save-A-Student Leadership and Training Conference, the Educational Speaker Series and the EEOG’s Summer Leadership Program.

The evening will begin with an open wine reception where guests will have a chance to mingle, bid in the silent auction and enjoy live music. This year’s Gala is cocktail attire and promises to be the experience of the summer. Students will share their personal testimonials of the positive impact their involvement with the EEOG has had on their day-to-day academic and personal life. During the gala two extraordinary individuals, Rosetta Miller-Perry and Shelia Gibson will be honored at the celebration for their unyielding support of the EEOG as the 2015 Pioneer Award Recipients.

“It’s Your Time to LEAD!” is the theme and message that Dewayne Scott co-founded, President and Chief Executive Officer of SRS, Inc., will deliver as the keynote speaker.

The fast-growing SRS Inc. is on a winning streak, scoring more than $159 million in construction projects as a result of DeWayne’s visionary leadership. SRS, Inc. specializes in facilities management, disaster recovery services, and construction management. Since 2001, SRS, Inc has garnered contract bids from more than 20 government-funded agencies.

EEOG creates learning environments to inspire emerging student leaders from challenging circumstances attend and graduate from college with lucrative careers and / or pursue entrepreneurship to become financially independent and improve their communities. Your financial gift will help bolster and expand our educational initiatives to challenge, motivate and prepare students to pursue their educational endeavors beyond high school and college. Your personal investment in the EEOG will yield great dividends in the cultivation of principled young minds.

Founded in 2001, EEOG is a 501(c)3 that serves approximately 2,500 students/scholars across the state of Tennessee from Mountain City to Memphis. EEOG is a collegiate and professional career preparatory organization for public high school students.

The ticket price for the Gala is $200 or $2,000 for a table of 10, while sponsorship opportunities include a $25,000 Title Sponsor, $10,000 Gold Sponsors, $5,000 Silver Sponsors, and $2,000 Project Save-A-Student Table Sponsors.

For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor while helping emerging student leaders contact Stacey at 615-876-0215 or <>.