Phillip B. Agnew, the 2006-2007 Student Government Association president, is encouraging Rattlers, both young and old to attend the Young Alumni Giving luncheon, created to raise money for Florida A&M’s retention scholarships.
This year’s luncheon’s theme is “Looking Forward, Giving Back.” The luncheon is scheduled to take place at Hotel Duval at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 during homecoming week.
The YAG Campaign is in its fifth year of supporting FAMU through events, such as this luncheon.
It is an opportunity for former and current students to network.
“The luncheon is not only an opportunity for alumni to see old friends and classmates, but it’s also a great way for fellow Rattlers to do their part in ensuring FAMU continues to change lives and create memories for generations to come,” Agnew, co-chair of YAG, said.
This year’s guest speakers are, Joe D. Briggs, public policy counsel for the National Football League Players Association, Amber D. Hall, Florida region sales operations human relations manager for Frito Lay, and Nicole Sims, former Miss FAMU
In the past, there have been guest speakers such as FAMU President James H. Ammons, film producer Will Packer, and Janelle Carter, former senior advisor and speechwriter to then Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
The financial support that this luncheon offers steadily increases every year.
“No university can survive without the financial support of its alumni,” said Monique Gillum, 2007-2008 SGA president and luncheon co-chair.
According to Agnew, the luncheon is expected to welcome 150 alumni and members on the FAMU Board of Trustees.
“Everyone who participates in this program all align themselves with one goal, to help protect and preserve the rich tradition of FAMU,” said SGA president Gallop Franklin II, who attended the luncheon in the past and plans to attend this year.
For more information, visit www.yag.com. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the door or online. Donations are also accepted. Funds collected will go towards student scholarships.