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SGSC Foundation Announces its 2015 President’s Gala

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

The South Georgia State College Foundation is excited to announce the 2015 President’s Gala to be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 6:30 pm in the Wellness Center on the Douglas Campus.

The event will include dinner, a silent auction, and musical entertainment, as well as the presentation of the 2015 Alumni of the Year award. A variety of sponsorship levels and individual tickets are available. A portion of a sponsorship is tax-deductible.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kirby Thompson, the Senior Vice President of Community and Government Affairs for SunTrust Bank, Atlanta Division. Mr. Thompson is responsible for Georgia/Tennessee government affairs, and he oversees the charitable contributions of the SunTrust Bank Foundation for Atlanta and 6 Trusteed Foundations. He previously was the owner of KAT Consulting, Inc., a public affairs company. Mr. Thompson was the Vice President of Community and Legislative Affairs for Equifax, responsible for The Equifax Foundation and managing state and federal legislative affairs for almost 10 years. Prior to Equifax, he spent 13 years at Citizens and Southern National Bank (predecessor of NationsBank/Bank of America) in various jobs including government relations, community relations, and agribusiness. He was a staff member for Senator Sam Nunn in Washington, D.C., from 1978 until 1981.

Mr. Thompson is currently a board member for the Georgia Council on Economic Education, Eagle Ranch Foundation, GA 4-H Foundation, and University System of Georgia Foundation. He is Past President of Decatur Rotary Club, and serves on various committees for both the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Coffee High School and South Georgia College and completed his BBA in Marketing at the University of Georgia in 1976.

For more information and to reserve your tickets, please contact SGSC’s Office of External Affairs at 912-260-4269.