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Why I Give

Name: John A. Maltese

Position: Albert B. Saye Professor and head of the department of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs

At UGA: Since 1989

Beneficiary of his gift to the university: The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s John Maltese Violin Scholarship Fund (in honor of his father), the Performing Arts Center, the Franklin College Chamber Music Series, the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Political Science

Why he contributes: “I could not have made it through college and graduate school without financial aid, so I know firsthand how essential scholarship support is for so many students. Giving back in ways that help students—from SPIA to the School of Music—is important to me. So, too, is the support of the arts, which I believe is an essential component of a great university and a great society. Finally, as a department head, I have seen firsthand just how dependent departments are on the financial support of others.”

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