Michael Bryan was the founder and managing partner of Vino Venue and Atlanta Wine School, which was recognized in 2017 as the only business to earn a spot on the Bulldog 100 list since the program’s inception. He passed in July 2017 after a long battle with cancer, and in the months after his passing, the UGA Alumni Association collaborated with his family to create an award and scholarship to honor his memory.
Each year, the Michael J. Bryan Award will be given to a returning Bulldog 100 honoree who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and whose business has sustained growth. In addition, donations made to the Michael J. Bryan Bulldog 100 Scholarship Fund will support need-based scholarships for students. Once the fund reaches $50,000, gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program. Join Michael’s family and the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors in supporting the next generation of business leaders.