Because every child should be able to benefit from the advantage of a private education, Student Scholarship Organization of America is a non-profit organization whose sole focus is to aid parents and schools in acquiring funding. Our goal in accomplishing this is to train and educate schools and parents regarding the grants and tax credits available when scholarships are funded and utilized for private education.
Our founders created SSO America in response to the need of private schools for funding assistance. Our goal is to seek out grants that would pass through our organization to assist our partner schools, and we even contribute an additional 2% of donations to the school of your choice when you partner with SSO America. However, we also strive to expose parents and benefactors to the tax credits afforded you when you contribute to scholarship funds. By working together with schools and parents, we are able to garner funds for your institution with unprecedented success.
As an SSO of America participating school, the benefit is two-fold. The school is eligible to promote the SSO of America program to its donors and parents who, in turn, can designate that their contributions to SSO of America be used to provide scholarships at that school. A school is also eligible to receive undesignated contributions from SSO of America. Thus, each school will be able to increase the amount of scholarships for which its students and their families are eligible.
Robert G. Harris, Jr. currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Premier Healthcare Solutions as well as WeldTech Services Corp. In addition to his involvement with SSO of America, Robert serves as a trustee for several academic institutions such as Oak Mountain Academy, an independent college preparatory school located in Carrollton, Georgia, and the University of West Georgia Foundation. He also serves as chairman of stewardship for Tanner Medical System and participates in a number of other civic and professional activities including Leadership Georgia, Carrollton City Club, The Commerce Club and the Carrollton Rotary Club.
Robin Worley, former CEO of The Sewell Companies and current Trustee for the Warren Sewell Foundation, has utilized his business acumen and experience in many ventures, such as WeldTech Services Corp. and Whirlwind Consulting. His innovative perspective transformed a struggling Sewell clothing company from a civilian manufacturer into a major military supplier. He carries this perspective into all aspects of his business life, and into his community and civic contributions. As chairman of the Warren Sewell Foundation, he and his board have given over 11 million dollars to the surrounding community for education, municipalities, and religious organizations. Robin’s passion is speaking with youth and young business leaders to empower them to be everything they want to be.
Bennett A. Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, then moved to Carrollton in 1995 with his wife Sheri Lynn and their three children: Jessica, 15; Bennett IV, 12; and Alden, 7. He is President/Owner of Low Country Barbeque, a full-service catering and event planning company founded in 1986. He received a BA degree from Georgia State University in 1985. He is an elder in the Carrollton Presbyterian Church, a board member of Oak Mountain Academy and Columbia Seminary, and a past board member of the Georgia State University Foundation.