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UGA donors celebrated at Presidents Club Reception

UGA President Jere W. Morehead poses with student ambassadors at the Presidents Club Reception. (Photo by Edwin Hammond)

Presidents Club donors contributed more than $151 million to UGA in FY23

The University of Georgia Presidents Club Reception was held Oct. 6 in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall, recognizing members of the giving society for their contributions to UGA. The event brought together more than 550 Presidents Club members.

“I deeply appreciate the loyalty and generosity demonstrated by our Presidents Club donors,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “The resources they provide to the university are critical to our mission and enable our continued pursuit of excellence as an institution.”

The Presidents Club, whose members give $1,500 or more to the university in a fiscal year, comprises alumni and friends whose support makes an immediate impact on the university. More than 8,800 Presidents Club donors collectively contributed over $151 million to UGA during the 2023 fiscal year. Their gifts supported a wide variety of funds, from scholarships and facilities projects to endowed professorships and community outreach programs.

“The gifts made by UGA Presidents Club donors change our students’ lives and empower them to reach their full potential,” said Jill S. Walton, interim vice president for development and alumni relations. “We are thrilled to welcome these donors to campus because we have the opportunity to show them firsthand the myriad ways their gifts are making a positive impact on our students.”

Members of the Presidents Club hail from 48 states and U.S. territories and six countries. The median giving total among members was $5,000 for FY23. A significant number of Presidents Club members can be found in and around the university: 447 members were current or former UGA employees in FY23.

To find out how you can become a member of the Presidents Club, visit