Campus News

Private giving tops $100 million for sixth straight year

The University of Georgia raised more than $126 million in gifts and commitments for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, marking the sixth consecutive year that private giving to the university has topped $100 million.

The $126.2 million total includes gifts and commitments from 56,284 contributors. The Georgia Fund annual giving campaign raised a record $11.6 million, a 13 percent increase from fiscal year 2010.  Unrestricted gifts increased slightly more at 14 percent, accounting for $1.16 million of the total. Pledges to the university more than doubled this fiscal year with a total of $50.9 million compared to last year’s total of $20 million. The fiscal year 2011 total is more than double the figure from 10 years ago, when the university raised $43.8 million.

The UGA Athletic Association raised $30 million in fiscal year 2011, of which $28 million came from its ticket priority program.

For schools and colleges:
• $9.2 million was raised by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences;
• $8.9 million was raised by the Terry College of Business;
• $4.8 million was raised by the Franklin College of Arts and ­Sciences; and
• $4.6 million was raised by the College of Veterinary Medicine.