Athens, Ga. – For the second consecutive year, the University of Georgia has broken the $100 million mark in private funds raised, receiving a total of $106.4 million in gifts and new commitments for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The total is the second-highest in UGA history, trailing only the record-setting $108.3 million of a year ago.
Gift receipts last year came from 49,140 contributors. Twenty-two gifts and new commitments were for $1 million or more, equaling the number of such gifts from the previous year.
Giving through the annual fund program set a new record of $10.2 million, up about 18 percent from the previous year’s record of $8.6 million.
The year’s giving helped boost total contributions to UGA’s Archway to Excellence Campaign to $559 million on a goal of $500 million, with about 11 months remaining before the campaign’s scheduled end on June 30, 2008.
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity of those who have made this significant total possible for another year,” said President Michael F. Adams. “We renew our pledge to utilize this support to build for Georgia and Georgians one of America’s very best public research universities.”