This year’s event will honor Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pearl Ferguson, a Dillard High School and FAMU graduate. Colonel Ferguson joined the army, and served with honor from 1953 to 1973, and is a Korean war veteran. After retiring from the army, he worked as a guidance counselor in the Broward County School system. Colonel Ferguson is an avid and stalwart supporter of FAMU, and, to date, has donated over $500,000 to the University.
In 2012, with the aim of raising community awareness about FAMU National Alumni Association Broward Chapter and its role in assisting Broward County students who are either interested in, or matriculating through FAMU, the FAMU Community Unity Day was launched.
The Community Unity Day will be held on June 23, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Signature Grand, located at 6900 W. St. Rd. 84, Davie, Fla. Our keynote speaker will be Florida A&M University President, Dr. Larry Robinson.
Tickets are $100 and will include lunch and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Lt. Col. Pearl Ferguson Endowment, which is solely purposed to provide financial aid to Broward County students matriculating through FAMU. We are halfway to our fundraising goal of $100,000, and, are asking the community for your continued support to attain this milestone. All scholarship proceeds are tax deductible. It’s sure to be an enjoyable and rewarding night. Don’t wait, get your tickets now by making your check payable to “FAMU”, and mailing to: P.O. Box 9487, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33310. For more information, or, questions, contact Mary Rivers at (954) 651-1173.