We are sad today to share the news of the passing of a long time friend, participant, and supporter of the GYSO program, Bryan Church.
Bryan Church was a great father, husband, brother, friend, professor, and scholar, and will be greatly missed. He earned his PhD in accounting at the University of Florida, and was thrilled to be a part of the talented and collegial faculty at Georgia Tech.
Together with his wife Lucy Ackert, he spent countless hours supporting his children in their sports and musical accomplishments. His three children, Moira, William, and Rory all participated in the GYSO program, and Bryan loved the enrichment, education, and the joy of the music found in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In his memory, we have established the Bryan Church Memorial GYSO Scholarship Fund. All donations received will directly contribute to provide opportunities for students with financial need to participate in the GYSO programs.