George Thomas

The Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG) is hosting their 14th Annual Fundraising Gala on August 19. The proceeds will go toward EEOG’s educational programs such as the Summer Enrichment program, Speed Networking, the Leadership & Development Conference and many more. Thanks to donor support last year, over 2,500 students had the opportunity to participate in these programs.

What: 14th Annual Fundraising Gala

Where: The Renaissance Nashville Hotel

611 Commerce Street

Nashville, TN 37203

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Cost: $250 or $2,500 for a table of 10 (To purchase tickets click here via the donation option)

“As the EEOG continues to grow, our gala ensures that we have financial support to develop more engaging and enriching programs,” George Thomas, President and Founder of the EEOG states. “This is the fourteenth gala, and every year has been better than the one before. The proceeds benefit the educational programs the EEOG offers for students to succeed in their future.”

This year’s Gala is cocktail attire, and includes a three-course meal, silent auction and open wine bar. Students will share their personal testimonies of the impact their involvement with the EEOG has had on their day-to-day academic and personal life. During the gala Lawrence V. Jackson will be honored for his unyielding support of the EEOG as the 2017 Pioneer Award Recipients. Lawrence V. Jackson currently serves as a Senior Advisor at New Mountain capital, LLC and has donated not only monetarily but also volunteered many hours of his time to the EEOG.

The EEOG takes great pride in creating a positive, equal opportunity for students who may come from disadvantaged, undeserved, low-income families or have limited resources readily available to them. They firmly believe that early and consistent exposure to their desired fields of study/professionals of interest will further encourage and motivate these young students to sharpen key skills for their success.

About the Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG):

The purpose of the EEOG’s programs is to provide intensive academic instruction throughout the school year and summer months. They promote college and career readiness for at risk, high school students. For nearly 20 years, EEOG has invested in students, creating meaningful experiences and providing positive pathways for success. EEOG is a culturally diverse, non-profit organization centered in self-efficacy meeting the unmet needs of today’s students. The organization’s programs provide students with a positive environment as part of the learning process and focuses on preparing emerging student leaders to become armed with a wealth of knowledge. Since its inception, the EEOG has assisted over 18,000 students through participation in internship programs, and preparation of skills for educational and career opportunities.

About George Thomas:

George Thomas is the Founder and President of the Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG), a 501c(3) organization. The EEOG has provided character, leadership and personal development training to high school students across Tennessee. George, a native of St. Louis, Mo., received his Bachelors of Business Administration at Tennessee State University. He has more than 20 years of experience in public service and has been nominated for various awards and recognition including selection as a leading community activist by the Future Ready Nashville campaign.George is involved in multiple organizations, serving as the Vice Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency (MDHA), board member for Prohealth Rural Healthcare, Chairman for the George Thomas Scholarship Fund and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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