SAVANNAH (March 24, 2022) – The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) is pleased to announce that Chad Willis, Georgia Southern University’s head coach of women’s volleyball, will be guest speaker at its Fourth Annual Scholarship Luncheon and award presentation to be held at the Savannah Golf Club on April 29, 2022. Local media personalities Frank “The Big Guy” Sulkowski, anchor and reporter at ABC affiliate WJCL, and Anita Hagin, publisher of Savannah Magazine, will serve as co-hosts.
ADF will gather with family, friends of the foundation, and members of the local community to celebrate 29 recipients from the class of 2021 and 2022 that exemplify academic excellence, exemplary service work and athletic commitment. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.
“We are grateful to come together and celebrate each recipient and their accomplishments. This is a vibrant scholarship class of students and organizations that represent Abbie’s unique spirit and positive impact in the community,” stated Jimmy DeLoach, Jr., Abbie’s dad, and president of the Abbie DeLoach Foundation.
The luncheon is the ADF’s premier event and fundraiser. Each year the foundation compiles a commemorative book that includes the good works that have been accomplished in Abbie’s name and gives a copy to each member of the scholarship class.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the luncheon, please visit https://abbiedeloachfoundation.com/scholarship-luncheon/.
About the Abbie DeLoach Foundation
The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) is named for Savannah, Georgia, native Abbie DeLoach, who was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students tragically killed in a tractor-trailer collision on April 22, 2015. ADF was founded by Abbie’s father, Jimmy DeLoach Jr., in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. ADF has proudly presented over $1.25 million in scholarships reflecting the qualities that exemplified her life — a love of nursing, education, athleticism and world missions. ADF has awarded 34 medical scholarships and 16 student-athlete scholarships, funded 10 student service programs and enabled eight recipients to do world mission work. In addition, ADF has built an international home for women in Abbie’s name, with $90,000 invested to stop the exploitation of women. The mission of the foundation is to continue Abbie’s legacy of selfless service to others, generosity, academic and athletic achievement, and compassion for all. It is headquartered in Savannah. For more information, visit www.abbiedeloachfoundation.com.
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