The Chick-fil-A Foundation presented Governor Nathan Deal and the REACH Georgia Foundation, Inc. a check for $100,000 to benefit future scholars across the state. An initial investor since the inception of the program in 2012, Chick-fil-A is continuing its strong support as the REACH Georgia Program continues to expand to more school systems across Georgia.
“We appreciate the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s support for REACH Georgia, as the program is a long-term investment in some of Georgia’s brightest students,” said Gov. Deal. “With this contribution, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will help to expand access to higher education for dedicated young scholars across the state and further strengthen REACH Georgia’s offerings for the leaders of tomorrow.”
“From feeding children a healthy breakfast to helping students pursue higher education, Chick-fil-A is proud to support the REACH Scholarship Program. Governor Deal has inspired these young people to dream big, and we want to support that,” said Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs for Chick-fil-A and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s mission is “To help every child become all they can be”, which aligns seamlessly with the REACH Georgia program’s goal of providing an extra support system and incentive to students to reach their maximum potential so they earn a post-secondary credential and become part of Georgia’s thriving talent pipeline.
“We are so thankful to our partners at the Chick-fil-A Foundation for their very generous donation that will serve REACH Scholars across the state,” stated Caylee Noggle, Interim President of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Chick-fil-A Foundation as we collectively work towards providing higher education opportunities for our students so that they are prepared to be the workforce leaders of the future.”