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WHY SCHOLARSHIPS MATTER

“Your giving toward scholarships ensures that our students who possess the potential to be world-class leaders in the workplaces, boardrooms and communities where they will lead can do so. We must do all we can to help them prepare for their careers of tomorrow with all the financial resources they require today.”

President Lily D. McNair

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CELEBRATE WITH US AND OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

Join President Lily D. McNair for an elegant, black-tie gala to support the scholarships that are so vital to our students’ ability to achieve their academic and professional dreams. Single tickets and tables of 10 are available. VIP ticket options offer prominent seating and special access to our pre-gala VIP reception.

the tom joyner foundation

Our inaugural Crimson and Gold Gala also will honor retiring radio personality and 1970 graduate Tom Joyner for his and his foundation’s unwavering commitment to fund scholarships for HBCU students.

Joining Tom Joyner for the event will be multitalented media personality and co-host of "The Daily Blast Live," Ebony Steele '94 and Miss Tuskegee University 1993-94, who will serve as our hostess of ceremonies.

A limited room block is available at the Renaissance for our gala attendees. Book your room before the Oct. 15 room block deadline or obtain directions to the hotel from the Renaissance's website.

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PARTNER WITH US

Event Sponsorships:
Our event sponsors are at the core of making our scholarship gala a success. Help us realize President McNair’s vision by partnering with us. Click to learn more

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MAKE A GIFT WITH A LASTING IMPACT

Can’t attend but still want to help further President McNair’s goals for increasing the number of scholarships available for Tuskegee students? Consider making an online contribution.

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THANKS TO OUR HOST COMMITTEE

Our Host Committee is playing a special role in bringing greater awareness to and support of this year’s inaugural Crimson and Gold Gala.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and agent of positive change
Selma, Alabama

Paul Jones

Paul Jones '73
Retired director, Global Engineering, Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio

Danita Joyner

Danita Joyner
Retired McDonald's franchisee

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie '74
Internationally recognized singer/songwriter and Tuskegee, Alabama, native
Beverly Hills, California

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Krystal Floyd, Director of Development
334.727.8540 | kfloyd@tuskegee.edu

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

Krystal Floyd, Chair
Director of Development

Dr. Sharron Burnett
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Rhonda Collier
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Modern Languages and Philosophy

Tameka Harper
Dean of Students

Kymberly Holland
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs and Reunion Programs

Micah Gray
President, Student Government Association

Amos Landrum
Student Trustee, Board of Trustees

Dr. George Roberts
First Gentleman, Tuskegee University

Dr. Kellei Bishop Samuels
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Assessment & Planning

Michael Tullier, APR
Senior Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing