The Reagan Giving Circle at Austin Peay State University will award scholarships to APSU female students during its first award ceremony next month.
The ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Tickets are $25 per person.
Featured speaker will be Janet Ayers, president of the Ayers Foundation and the 2007 Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropist of the Year, who in 2006 gave more than $3.4 million to support community organizations in Tennessee and in the previous three years had personally given or pledged more than $27 million.
The awards luncheon also will serve as a time to honor the namesake of the giving program, Dr. Carmen Reagan, first female dean of the APSU College of Business and an influential community leader, volunteer and philanthropist.
The Reagan Giving Circle was launched in the fall of 2011. The purpose of the program is to cultivate women as philanthropic leaders, create new and substantial funding via the support of women, identify opportunities emphasizing the educational enrichment of women, allocate funds based on majority voting preferences and accomplish change and celebrate the impact on women’s lives.
For more information about the Reagan Giving Circle or to purchase tickets for the luncheon, call the APSU Office of University Advancement, 931-221-7127. - Dr. Melony Shemberger