Dinner benefits Opportunity Program
April 16, 2010
From left, Steve Amerson, Laurie Gayle Stephenson,
event chairman Joseph Decosimo, Bryan trustee chairman
John Haynes, and Bryan President Dr. Stephen Livesay
More than 250 alumni and friends of Bryan College attended the third annual Bryan Opportunity Program dinner and concert to raise scholarship funds for Tennessee students. Vocalists Steve Amerson, who has sung extensively for movies, television and in concert, and Broadway star Laurie Gayle Stephenson presented a concert of sacred and Broadway selections.
More than $225,000 has been raised to help cover Bryan’s tuition and fees for students from families with annual incomes of less than $35,000. This school year, 41 students are receiving grants from the Bryan Opportunity Program. Blake Hudson, Bryan’s vice president for advancement, said “We are following up with several people who were unable to attend the event and we should reach the $250,000 goal in the coming weeks.”
Mr. Hudson added that "a special matching gift of $50,000 was announced at the event. With the $40,000 received in gifts and pledges that qualify for the match, $10,000 is still available. Gifts received by the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2010, qualify for the matching funds." Please make your gift on our website or contact us at 423.775.7323.