Shirley Sherrod, executive director for the Southwest Georgia Project, will deliver the keynote address at UGA’s Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s 14th annual Founders’ Award Scholarship Luncheon. It will be held Sept. 9 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center’s
Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for BFSO activities and the scholarship program, which awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional students at UGA.
The Southwest Georgia Project is a nonprofit organization that fights social inequality and negative agriculture-related experiences for minorities through education and engagement of local communities. Sherrod also is vice president of development for New Communities at Cypress Pond.