March 22, 2019
Time is running out to apply for a GACS Educational Foundation Scholarship! This year, we will award $26,000 to GACS members and their families.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for any scholarship:
*Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior
*You must be an employee of a GACS member company or a dependent son or daughter of a GACS member company employee.
*The eligible employee must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
*You must be employed or have a parent/guardian that is employed at a GACS member company at the time awards are announced.
Additional requirements may be applicable, depending on the scholarship. Eligibility details for all scholarships can be found here.
Applications are accepted online until 11:59PM on March 31. We encourage members to start their applications early to ensure all necessary documents are received before the deadline.
March 21, 2019
Meredith Coleman, Sales Analyst and Marketing Manager for Jones & Frank, has been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Women of the Year. LLS Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community. Meredith is competing in honor of the Boy of the Year, Braylon Beam. Meredith’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The campaign kicks off March 21st and ends with the winner being announced at the Grand Finale Gala on June 1st.
March 18, 2019
First Lady Marty Kemp has begun a GRACE initiative to fight against human trafficking in Georgia. In Our Backyard, who GACS began partnering with in 2018, commended our work with a letter to the First Lady.
“As an organization, IN OUR BACKYARD, has been heavily involved in anti-trafficking efforts in Georgia over the past year. We collaborated with GBI, Atlanta PD, FBI, Wellspring Living, and many nonprofit partners to combat human trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl and act as a catalyst for further action the other 364 days of the year.
In these efforts, we also aligned closely with the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, an organization that serves the convenience store industry in your state. To say that they were incredible partners is an understatement. What began as an opportunity for them to give back to their community turned into an ongoing commitment to engage their industry as the eyes and ears to spot human trafficking and save lives. They have been one of our strongest convenience store industry supporters nationwide.”
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