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Why I Give: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Name: Michael Lewis

Position: IT Support Coordinator, Geology Department, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; UGA Staff Council President

At UGA: 12 years

Beneficiary of his gift to the university: Geology Fund and the Georgia Fund, both unrestricted accounts

Why he contributes: “Tuition, grants and state funds only cover part of the costs of our missions. The rest has to come from gifts. I had been giving to a number of charities when I became a Foundation trustee. I saw how hard both the Foundation’s employees and volunteers work for this cause. With this experience, seeing what the Foundation does with gifts (both growing by investment and disbursing, not to mention soliciting), I decided to divert all of my charitable giving to UGA. It is the cause I know best. Most importantly, I get to see the people my gifts benefit every day.”

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