Students from across campus showed their appreciation for UGA donors at the eighth annual Thank a Donor Day on April 11. This campus-wide tradition celebrates donor support and reminds students that their experience at UGA would not be the same without it.
More than 900 students expressed their gratitude through signing the community thank-you card, writing a note and decorating posters. These activities allow students to practice an attitude of gratitude and reflect upon the unique ways that donors make a difference in their lives.
“We gain so much from Thank a Donor Day,” said Tony Stringer, senior director of donor relations and stewardship. “Not only is this stewardship used throughout the year in our office, but the schools and colleges also have really taken it to the next level. They participate in contests and create meaningful messages specific to their donors.”
After eight years, students look forward to this celebration.
“All of our colleges, campus facilities, certificates and student programs are what they are because of the university’s generous donors,” said student Maggie Cavalenes. “Thank a Donor Day is a celebration of those donors, while being important for educating students about the impact of philanthropy at UGA.”