What is Georgia Giving Week? And Why Does It Matter?
Georgia Giving Week is a week to rally Bulldog Nation in the spirit of philanthropy. It’s just one week to help our beloved alma mater! You may be thinking that the birthplace of public higher education doesn’t need an extra $10 from you – what will that do for a huge, enduring institution like UGA? Well, it can do more than you’d think!
As alumni, we always love to see Georgia thrive. Remember the pride you felt when Sony Michel raced across the goal line in double overtime at the Rose Bowl in 2018? It’s easy to cheer on our team during a football game. But let’s celebrate our school on and off the field – making a gift is a tangible way of cheering Georgia on.
Hey Bulldogs, listen up – it's the first ever Georgia Giving Week and we need your help. Join me in giving back to our Alma Mater @universityofga https://t.co/y5BMgRk7NI pic.twitter.com/3eM90PaDbz
— Malcolm Mitchell (@MalcolmJarod) April 23, 2019
We can change lives by helping a worthy student earn a college education. Even with competitive tuition rates, the Zell Miller and HOPE scholarships, and federal Pell Grants, many students still face financial obstacles in attending UGA. With scholarship support, we can help students take advantage of everything UGA has to offer without worrying about significant debt weighing them down as they launch their careers. Today, 100 percent of gifts to the Georgia Fund support scholarships.
Did you know that the percentage of alumni participation is a factor in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings? We’ve already reached No. 13 in the list of best public universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history. But how high can we climb with your help? Our reputation affects how employers, graduate schools and others perceive UGA. The further we reach, the greater the value your college degree.
If that’s not enough reason to make a gift, can I entice you with a discount at the Bookstore?! Stock up on a tailgate tent, new jersey, a Kirby visor and more. With a gift of any size this week, you will get 20% off valid in store and online through April 27*. AND you’ll get a Georgia pennant magnet exclusive to Georgia Giving Week donors.
Last but not least – I hear we have some notable alumni giving personal shoutouts on social media. Make your gift and it could be you …
You're a #DGD @Dorfer_Says. Thanks for showing your support. #GeorgiaGivingWeek #CallingAllDawgs
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) April 22, 2019
Give now at givingweek.uga.edu
*Technology and textbooks excluded.