The annual Terry College Alumni Awards and Gala, most recently held April 25 at the InterContinental Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, has raised more than $2.5 million in private donations during its nine-year run. This year’s net revenues are expected to be over $300,000.
Characterized by video tributes to alumni award recipients, dinner and silent auction, the gala has grown substantially from its beginnings as a small alumni golf tournament and award ceremony. Focusing on the college’s mission of advancing economic development in Georgia, the event has become a popular black-tie affair attended by hundreds who support the college by bidding on silent auction items that range from jewelry to weekend getaways to works of art.
Money raised from the gala goes toward the support of faculty, staff, students and facilities of the Terry College of Business and has contributed to the Building Terry campaign.