The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund board of directors announced that Danny Summers of Summers & Associates was recently appointed executive vice president for the fund on March 8, 2012. Summers will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the fund, donor development, scholarship announcements, applications, evaluations and awards, as well as implementing the board’s strategic vision and direction.
Summers, who helped develop the fund during his tenure as executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association from 1988 to 2006, brings nearly two decades of previous fund and association management experience.
“I am pleased that Danny will once again be involved in the management of the fund. His previous experience and leadership will be a valuable asset as we actively promote the fund and prepare to award scholarships later this year,” says newly-elected president Dr. Doug Bailey, professor and head of the department of horticulture at the University of Georgia.
In the coming months, Summers will focus on evaluating current investments, increasing donor participation, and developing a comprehensive website featuring online resources for scholarship information and an online application process. He will also work on creating an improved system to easily and securely make donations to the fund.
“I am happy to be once again involved with the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund,” Summers says. “I remain committed to my belief that supporting our students through scholarships is vital to this industry’s future. I look forward to working with the new board, our students, and our supporters of the fund.”
For more information on the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund, call 678-813-1880, eMail [email protected] or visit SBMSEF.org.