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Faculty, staff and retiree donors celebrate a record year

Hairy Dawg enjoys the tailgate décor at the Philanthropy at Work Society Reception. (Photo by David Choe)

The University of Georgia’s faculty, staff and retired employees showed a record level of financial commitment to the university during fiscal year 2022, with 20% donating to funds across campus—a 3% increase in participation from the year prior.

“The University of Georgia is deeply grateful for the dedication of our faculty, staff and retirees and their commitment to our shared mission,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “With their help, the university is reaching new heights of excellence across all aspects of our mission.”

Some 3,166 faculty, staff and retiree donors contributed a total of $10 million, more than doubling the previous record set in fiscal year 2021. These donors are members of the 2022 Philanthropy at Work (PAW) Society, which recognizes those who work for or retired from UGA and support the university through an annual gift.

“The continued support shown by members of the Philanthropy at Work Society demonstrates the culture of giving back at UGA,” said Kelly Kerner, vice president for development and alumni relations. “It’s a shining example of servant leadership.” Members of the Philanthropy at Work Society were invited to a reception on Aug. 26 in Mahler Hall at the University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Attendees were greeted by Hairy Dawg and heard remarks from Morehead.