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Why I Give: Jared Peden

Name: Jared Peden

Position: Business Manager II, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a public service and outreach unit

At UGA: Three years

Beneficiary of his gift to the university: Carl Vinson ­Institute of Government

Why he contributes: “The University of Georgia has given so much to me as a person, including a professional career and the opportunities to meet my wife and some of my lifelong friends. To give back to a university that has given so much to me is an honor and a privilege. On top of that, the ability to support the work done at the Institute of Government throughout our state via private giving helps me know we are continuing to better the state of Georgia.”

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