The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Support Peabody Giving Day with a donation today!


Support Peabody Giving Day with a donation today!

Today, Thursday, Nov. 14 is our official Peabody Giving Day when you can support our efforts to gain 100 backers by making a gift today at the link below. This year is special because we’re paying tribute to the late Barry Sherman, former director of the Peabody Awards (1991-2000) and telecommunications professor in the Grady College. Sherman considered the Peabody Awards a “sacred trust” and is credited with raising the program’s national profile and reputation during his tenure. He died unexpectedly on May 2, 2000, during a lunchtime basketball game on campus. “Barry was passionate about Peabody and teaching. I still hear stories from former students about his influence on their education and careers,” his widow, Candy Sherman, said. “I know he’d appreciate how Peabody has evolved while continuing to celebrate excellence and offer students unique learning experiences.”

As a tribute to Sherman and his legacy, please share your memories and make a gift in his honor on Peabody Giving Day. You can support our efforts by making a gift TODAY here:

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