June 25, 2014
Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or
Have You Registered for the Foundation’s July 10 Macon event?
Atlanta – Please join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation in Macon on Thursday, July 10 to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day, which marks the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman.
The Policy Briefing Luncheon takes place at noon at Macon’s Idle Hour Country Club and is keynoted by Georgia’s foremost education expert, Dr. Ben Scafidi, a professor of economics and director of the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University. This event is open to the public; your $30 registration includes lunch. Register online by Tuesday, July 8, at http://bit.ly/1hGJkJX.
Dr. Scafidi is a Senior Fellow with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and is the director of education policy for the Georgia Community Foundation Inc. His research has focused on education and urban policy. Previously, he was chair of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, education policy advisor to Gov. Sonny Perdue, on the staff of both of Gov. Roy Barnes’ Education Reform Study Commissions, and an expert witness for the state of Georgia in school funding litigation. The Milledgeville, Ga., resident received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual international celebration marking the birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime champion of free market causes and school choice. Friedman’s birthday would have been July 31. This year, the seventh annual event, more than 10,000 people around the world will gather to recognize his life, legacy and ideas.
This event is open to the public; your $30 registration includes lunch. Register online by Tuesday, July 8, at http://bit.ly/1hGJkJX. (Difficulty registering? E-mail .)
Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050.
What: “Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
Who: Dr. Ben Scafidi
When: Noon, Thursday July 10, 2014 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Attire: Business, business casual
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.