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2024 Horace Ruben Scholarship Gala

Greetings! On behalf of the Brothers of W.C. Thomas Lodge #112, we are looking forward to you attending our 2024 Horace Ruben Scholarship Gala. The Brothers are thankful to each you that have taken to the time to support and invest in our efforts to engage with and uplift youth and families in our community. For 132 years, W.C. Thomas Lodge #112 has continued to raise the level through our committed and active engagement in the Atlanta community.


As part of our Lodge’s school engagement efforts, we have focused our energy and resources on creating a “Cradle to College/Career Pipeline” for our youth. The scholarships provided at this year’s gala are part of those efforts to provide additional financial support for students as they prepare for higher education and for those that still have needs during their first year. Our young adults need us now more than ever, and with your generous donations and gifts we can continue to invest in these future leaders as they put in the work to achieve their goals.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support for W.C. Thomas Lodge #112. Your commitment to this Lodge aids us in our ability to be transformative in the lives of young people, families, schools, and our communities.

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Fraternally Yours,


Raphael L. Holloway, 33°
Worshipful Master
W.C. Thomas Lodge #112

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W.C. Thomas Lodge #112

Known as the "Institute Of Higher Learning" the mission of W.C. Thomas Lodge #112 is to provide an environment of inspiration and engagement of good men for the betterment of their families, community, faith, country and to the fraternity. Guided by brotherly love, relief and truth; these great principles are outwardly expressed through our dedication to fellowship, service in the community and caring for our widows and elderly brothers.

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2024 Keynote Speaker

Ryan Wilson, CEO + Co-Founder,
The Gathering Spot

Ryan Wilson, the co-founder and CEO of The Gathering Spot, is a visionary entrepreneur and recognized thought leader. His transformative approach at The Gathering Spot has redefined the art of networking, making the club a vibrant hub for collaboration, connections, and experiences. 

At the age of 24, Ryan and his business partner successfully raised capital to launch The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The company quickly grew, becoming a home for creatives, business professionals, and entrepreneurs.


A native of Atlanta, Ryan is an active participant in several Atlanta civic and community organizations. Ryan graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center, where he proudly serves on the Board of Regents. He currently resides happily in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children.



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