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Faculty, staff donors set record participation rate

Hairy Dawg thanks faculty, staff and retiree donors—members of the Philanthropy at Work Society—at Thank a Donor Day 2019. (Submitted photo)

Current faculty and staff donors at the University of Georgia set an all-time giving participation record of 16.8% in fiscal year 2021 and, together with retirees, achieved a five-year high of 17%.

“I am deeply grateful to these valued members of the UGA community for helping to strengthen this great institution,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “Their generosity reflects a steadfast belief in our mission and sets a valuable example for other supporters of the university to follow.”

The total contributed by 2,815 faculty, staff and retirees during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, was nearly $4.8 million. These donors are members of the 2021 Philanthropy at Work Society, which recognizes those who work for or retired from UGA and chose to support the university through an annual gift. The collective support of PAWS members was a critical part of the fundraising success of fiscal year 2021.

“I am continually impressed and humbled by our campus community. Their dedication is a cornerstone for building a better tomorrow for those we serve,” said Kelly Kerner, vice president for development and alumni relations.

Each member of the Philanthropy at Work Society receives a thoughtful acknowledgement during the year, recognizing their generosity. The university is incredibly grateful for this group of donors and the many ways they demonstrate their dedication to UGA.