Sunday, October 25, 2009

Farrah Gray to speak at US

Farrah Gray to speak at US
Date: 11/4/2009 to 11/4/2009
Shaker Heights Campus - Conway Hall Auditorium
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of The Reallionaire, Dr. Farrah Gray, is the next speaker in the US 2009-2010 Distinguished Speaker Series. Click here to register.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at University School’s Shaker Campus, Conway Hall Auditorium, 20701 Brantley Road, in Shaker Heights. Click here for directions.

Author of the best-selling book, Reallionaire, Farrah Gray will present: "A Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurship."

Dr. Gray’s appearance is made possible through the generous support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, a Northeast Ohio resource dedicated to strengthening the free enterprise system by investing in organizations and institutions that foster the entrepreneurial spirit.

University School’s speaker series, entitled "Unleashing the Potential of Boys," features noted speakers discussing issues of significance and interest to boys, their parents and teachers, and others in the community.

An entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and syndicated columnist, Dr. Farrah Gray has risen from poverty to international prominence as an entrepreneurial icon and pre-eminent speaker. Raised on the South side of Chicago, Dr. Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. At the age of 21, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University.

He has recently been featured by AOL Black Voices as making Black History 2008. The National Urban League’s Urban Influence Magazine also named him one of the most influential Black men in America. Ebony Magazine recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon, business mogul and best-selling author.

Gray is the founder of The Farrah Gray Foundation, a non-profit organization that launches entrepreneurship programs in inner-city schools across the country and provides scholarship and grant assistance for students from at-risk backgrounds.

He has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20, and Oprah and Friends among others. As an AOL Money Coach, Gray gives advice to millions of AOL subscribers daily on leadership, personal development, diversity, strategic planning, creativity, business development and financial management.

He is a syndicated columnist for Oprah Magazine and the National Newspaper Publishers Association and is the bestselling author of Get Real Get Rich and The Truth Shall Make You Rich.

A book signing by Dr. Gray and a Youth Entrepreneurship Fair featuring students from E-City, Junior Achievement and US's Entrepreneur Institute will follow the lecture. Copies of Dr. Gray's book, including "Reallionaire," will be available for sale.

Other lectures in the series are as follows:

Wednesday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. - Mark Shapiro, executive vice president and general manager of the Cleveland Indians: "Maximizing Potential On and Off the Field."
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. - Dave Taylor, coach and motivational speaker: "Internal Discipline through Motivation and Effort."
Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. - Bill Lishman, artist and pioneer in ultralight aviation: "Let Boyhood Dreams Take Flight."

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