Hank and Billye Aaron
Baseball Hall of Fame legend Hank Aaron and his wife, Billye, are longtime supporters of Morehouse School of Medicine. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron are charter members and 2009 members of the Hugh M. Gloster Society. Additionally, they have been a key sponsor of the Hank and Billye Aaron National Alumni Association Annual Golf and Tennis Charity Event since 2002.
Now in its ninth year, the charity event was named in their honor in 2010. Proceeds from the Golf and Tennis Charity Event benefit the MSM National Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. Hank and Billye Aaron were honored for their support of the alumni association at the 2010 annual alumni dinner during commencement weekend.
His many honors and awards include the Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Silver Buffalo Award for Distinguished Service to Youth. Together, they established the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, which provides financial assistance to underprivileged youth seeking to pursue their talents through education.