For Robinson College alums Terrance Rogers and Kyle Stapleton, raising money for scholarships is their way of paying it forward.
Rogers and Stapleton were the beneficiaries of academic scholarships while at Georgia State: Rogers earned the Nell Trotter, and Ambling and Kenneth England scholarships, and Stapleton was a Berner Scholar, having been awarded one of Georgia State’s most prestigious merit scholarships.
In their undergraduate days, Rogers and Stapleton became close friends and both discovered ways to make a difference and to give back.
Just before his junior year, Stapleton donated his bone marrow to a young mother who was suffering from acute myeloid leukemia. She is now in remission.
In 2009, Rogers, a first-generation college student, started raising money for Georgia State scholarships on the occasion of his 22nd birthday. During his time at Georgia State, he raised enough money to fund two scholarships for first-generation college students attending school in Georgia.
Now the duo — Stapleton is manager of culture and experience at Turner Studios, and Rogers is working on his MBA at Harvard Business School — are taking their philanthropy to the next level.
To mark their 30th birthdays, Rogers and Stapleton are trying to raise $30,000 for scholarships for first-generation Georgia State students.
directed by Basil Iskandrian | camera and edit by Basil Iskandrian | first camera assist by William Davis
second camera assist by Riki Prosper | motion graphics by Basil Iskandrian and William Davis
audio by William Davis