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Students show their gratitude during university’s seventh annual Thank a Donor Day

(Photo credit: Mary-Morgan Damons/In A Flash Photography)

A record-breaking number of students gathered at Thank a Donor Day on April 12 to show their appreciation for UGA donors. Coordinated by the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, this campus-wide tradition has celebrated the impact of private donations on the UGA campus community for the past seven years. 

This year, more than 950 students expressed gratitude through hand-written notes, decorated posters and video messages, demonstrating the unique ways donors have made a difference in students’ lives. Many schools, colleges, departments and student organizations were represented, creating special thank you messages for their supporters.

Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, president of the Student Government Association and a third-year political science and economics major, expressed his appreciation to donors on behalf of the student body.

“Your support is helping make dreams a reality,” said Grand-Jean. “Because of your support, students will look to solve many of the world’s problems and challenges we all face, but we’ll do it together. It could not be done without you.”