Regent and University System of Georgia Foundation Chairman Ken Bernard recently hosted the Foundation’s annual Regents’ Salute to Education awards dinner, which is now in its eighth year of raising funds for student scholarships and honoring distinguished alumni and faculty. One of the highlights of the evening was a check presentation by Chairman Bernard to Governor Nathan Deal in support of the Governor’s REACH need-based scholarship program . Speaking on behalf of the USG Foundation, Chairman Bernard noted, “We are excited about REACH and its potential, and pleased to provide a $50,000 contribution. We see it as an investment in our state’s future.” In addition to this significant contribution, more than $200,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to USG colleges and universities made possible by the proceeds of this year’s event. This is Mr. Bernard’s second term as chairman of the USG Foundation.