Posted November 14, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Renee Queen, Georgia Tech Alumni Association
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association (GTAA) announced that this year’s Gold & White Honors Gala (formerly the Gold & White Honors Dinner) is open to the public.
The event, presented by Waffle House, will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead and will feature a silent auction, dinner, and recognition of this year’s Georgia Tech alumni award recipients. All proceeds will benefit student programming to develop and inspire the next generation of alumni leaders. Award recipients will be announced November 26. Information, including sponsorship opportunities and table reservations, is available at gtalumni.org/gold&white.
According to GTAA President and CEO Joe Irwin, the event will be even more special now that it’s open to the entire Tech and Atlanta community. “The award recipients have always been an inspiration to event attendees, and this year is no exception. Opening the event up to the entire community and adding an auction seemed like a natural evolution to help ensure Tech’s extraordinary students become our future extraordinary alumni,” he said.
Participants will also enjoy new features, such as this year’s silent auction. “You can bid on a limited edition life size Buzz statue or a dinner at your home cooked by Local Three owner, chef and avid Tech fan, Chris Hall,” he said. “The proceeds will directly benefit student programs, such as Mentor Jackets, the Alumni Association’s touted alumni-to-student mentoring program, and the Georgia Tech Student Foundation, recently named the nation’s Outstanding Student Organization by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.”
Attendees will also have an opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Tech’s most accomplished alumni. “It’s not every day you get the likes of these impressive alumni, leaders and philanthropists in the same room,” noted Walt Ehmer, Alumni Association Chair and Waffle House President and CEO. “It’s a night where we as a community come together to not only recognize, but inspire, greatness. It’s going to be a magical evening no Tech alum, community leader, or friend should miss.”
Visit gtalumni.org/gold&white for more information about sponsorship opportunities, auction items, and online table reservations for the gala.
About The Georgia Tech Alumni Association
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association (GTAA), chartered in 1908, is an exclusive network of more than 135,000 alumni worldwide tied together by their experience at Georgia Tech. Through the GTAA, Tech alumni get immediate access to the extensive, global alumni network. That includes programs and services designed to enrich both careers and lives. The GTAA is a self-funded, participation-driven organization governed by a board of alumni volunteers. Since 1947, the GTAA’s Roll Call program has raised money to financially support Tech’s academic mission, a tradition that has transformed the Institute into the place it is today. Learn more about GTAA at gtalumni.org.
About Waffle House
Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Waffle House® restaurants have been serving Good Food Fast® and employing hundreds of Tech grads since 1955. Today the Waffle House system operates more than 1,600 restaurants in 25 states and is the world’s leading server of waffles, t-bone steaks, hashbrowns, cheese ‘n eggs, country ham, pork chops and grits.