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Employees honored for charitable gifts

UGA was one of nine University System of Georgia institutions recognized by the Georgia Merit System with awards for employee participation in the state’s annual State Charitable Contributions Program. UGA participated in the program through its annual Campaign for Charities.

One of the Governor’s Cup recipients, UGA was recognized for having the largest increase in contributions, up $122,691 from the 2004-05 campaign. The university also had the highest contributions per employees for schools with more than 9,000 workers.

University System employees contributed $1.2 million to designated charities during the 2005-2006 state agencies’ campaign. Contributions from all state employees totaled $2.5 million. University System institutions received four of the top five Governor’s Cup awards in the latest charitable campaign and also were recognized with Commissioner’s Awards in four categories.

The program offers state employees an annual opportunity to help thousands of Georgia families and nonprofit organizations. Employees may give to more than 1,200 local charitable organizations by payroll deductions or lump-sum payments.