McDonalds USA Donates $50K to Roy Griggs School of Business at Southern University at Shreveport (Shreveport, La.)

During the October 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting for the Southern University System held in Baton Rouge, LA, representatives from McDonalds USA Corporation presented SUSLA and SU System officials with a $50,000 donation. The donation is to support the establishment of the Roy Griggs School of Business coming to Southern University in the Spring of 2022. Mr. Robert Sanders, Franchise Business Partner representing McDonald’s USA corporation emphasized the Corporation’s commitment and reputation for investing in education within its local markets. Mr. Roberts, who traveled to the meeting to make the special presentation on behalf of the national corporation also announced the Corporation would be making a $500,000 investment in the Thurgood Marshal College Fund Foundation this year. Mr. Sanders presented the gift to SU System Board officials, members of the SUSLA leadership team and Mr. Roy Griggs, CEO of Griggs Enterprise, Inc. and Franchise Owner/ Operator of 17 McDonald’s restaurants throughout north Louisiana and east Texas. Mr. Griggs was accompanied by members of his corporate team, Ms. Jean Mosley and Mr. Denson Bates. The gift will be used to support scholarships, equipment and technology upgrades and faculty support in the facility. Chief Advancement Officer Stephanie Rogers stated, “On behalf of Dr. Ellis and the Business Program leadership, we are extremely grateful for the generous investment from McDonald’s. This gift will help the Institution realize its goals for transforming lives of students enrolling in the program by creating pathways to rewarding careers, more opportunities and equity.” Mr. Roy Griggs said, “I could not be more pleased about McDonald’s support. The Corporation has always been a strong advocate for education attainment and has invested to make that happen within the areas where its restaurants operate. I’m glad that they saw the value of investing in this project and what it will mean for improving the lives of our citizens.”

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