Gary Edwards Leadership Day

More than 40 students toured Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University and Florida State University as part of the seventh annual Gary Edwards Leadership Day.

TALLAHASSEE — On Friday, June 28, the Gary Edwards Foundation chartered a bus and took more than 40 students to tour Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU).

The day started off with a welcome ceremony that highlighted the life and legacy of Gary Edwards and what he meant for the community. Next, Robert and Susan Ford were awarded the Gary Edwards Leadership award for their sponsorship and philanthropy wok in the community.

Students participated in campus tours at FAMU and FSU and learned about the university’s facilities, as well as student life, culture on campus, academics and programs offered by the institutions. This was many of the students first time on a college campus and provided a lot of insight and exposure for their future.

The Gary Edwards Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors for their contribution to this year’s event to include: First Federal Savings Bank, Do Good Media, Live Oak Diary Queen, Precision Dentistry of Live Oak, Mr. Robert & Susan Ford, Ms. Mary Taylor, Dr. Tommy & Athena Randolph, Chief of Police Buddy and Amy Williams, Mr. Len Stapleton, and all anonymous donors for your contributions. The Gary Edwards Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit organization. To learn more about the foundation and view previous events please visit:

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