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Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the College of Education's teaching, sport sciences, leadership, and technology programs, as well as research initiatives and scholarships for students at all degree levels. We welcome gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and give donors a variety of ways to support the College.

There are three main methods of giving, all of which directly impact our students, faculty, and programs within the College:

Your gift helps us invest in exceptional students, top-tier faculty, and innovative programs throughout the College of Education.

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Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Contribute any amount annually to either the College of Education fund or an endowment. By making an annual donation of $1,500 or more, you will become a member of the Dean's Club and the UGA President's Club, which include special events for donors throughout the year. Alumni are also invited to join our 1908 Club for a monthly donation of $19.08.

Dean's Club 1908 Club

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts

Earmark a percentage of your estate to the College through the legacy of a planned gift. Donations guaranteed to the College of Education through your will or estate place you in our Heritage Society, which includes special recognition and events throughout the year.

Heritage Society

Major Gifts

Major Gifts

With a one-time major gift of $10,000 or more, you can dramatically expand opportunities for our students. With a donation or pledge at this level, you will receive special recognition for donors with the College of Education and beyond. Donors are also welcome to make a pledge and pay it off over subsequent years.

Major Gifts

Major gifts benefit faculty, staff, and students by:

  • Supporting the work of professors as they develop new courses and teaching methods and conduct research and other professional activities
  • Recognizing outstanding students, faculty, or employees based on criteria established by the College
  • Providing professors with salary supplements, equipment, academic leave, research assistants, and travel stipends
  • Allowing the College to bring distinguished visiting scholars to campus
  • Supporting students in non-scholarship endeavors like traveling to conferences and professional development workshops
  • Supporting outstanding students in graduate or professional school programs with assistantships
  • Providing annual awards for students based on academic achievement or financial need

Other types of gifts include real estate (land, houses, condominiums), securities, bargain sales, charitable lead trusts, and tangible personal property (book, car, art collections).

For Student Support

Gifts starting at $25,000 may have a lasting impact on the success of our students. Whether it's creating a named scholarship for a graduate or undergraduate student, or creating a distinguished graduate student fellowship to cover tuition and living expenses, a major gift has the power to change the course of students' lives.

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For Faculty/Staff Support

Major gifts may also be used to support the work of current professors, bring in visiting scholars, support public service engagement, and further research. These funding opportunities are available starting with a $25,000 gift, with opportunities that extend beyond $5 million.

More on Faculty/Staff Support

Support Departmental Programs

Donate to a specific unit or program in the College of Education and know exactly where your gift is being used.

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For Faculty & Staff

You can easily automate your gifts by donating directly via payroll deductions. Log in here to setup your automatic gifts.

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Thank you donors!

Your gifts to the College of Education empower our students and allow them to focus on their education, not a second job.

Student Giving

Senior Signature

Graduating seniors may choose to participate in the Senior Class Gift tradition by making an individual gift of $50. When you designate $20 to Senior Signature and $30 to the College of Education, you earn these distinctions:

  • Your name is etched on your class year's Senior Class Plaque in Tate Plaza.
  • You are granted membership to UGA's Student Alumni Association.

Senior Class Gift

Endowment Receipts

The Donor Relations and Stewardship Office distributes to donors and donor representatives annual statements on the fiscal status of endowed funds held by the UGA Foundation. The office works closely with UGA Foundation Budgets and Accounting to ensure accurate and timely reporting. In addition to distributing the annual report to donors, which highlights Foundation initiatives, provides an honor roll listing of prominent donors, and presents a financial profile of the past fiscal year, other important stewardship activities include the annual Presidents Dinner and the annual Presidents Club Reception.

All gifts received by the College of Education are acknowledged with a gift receipt from the Office of Gift Accounting. The College will issue additional acknowledgements as needed.

If you wish to make a one-time donation, you will be named to our Honor Roll of Donors for the corresponding fiscal year.


Brick Donations

Support our students while also leaving your mark in front of the College of Education!

photo of bricks in front of Aderhold Hall that are ready to be engraved

The brick terrace in front of Aderhold Hall holds dozens of lasting memories, with bricks engraved to honor professors, commemorate milestones, remember loved ones and much more. You can create your own legacy by choosing to engrave a brick, and you will not only be leaving your mark on the College, you will be helping to keep the best and brightest students focused on their educations.

Even with the HOPE Scholarship, grants, student loans and contributions from family, a financial gap can become a significant student hardship – enough to keep some from attending UGA, others from completing their educations. Every brick purchased supports the Board of Visitors Scholarship, a fund that directly benefits College of Education students in need. Purchase a brick and you will make a permanent memory for yourself, and ensure that a University of Georgia education becomes a reality for deserving students.

photo of engraved brick in front of Aderhold Hall that reads 'Betty Hooks Underwood BSED 1953' Bricks are available for engraving at $200 for each 4x8 paver and are located on the terrace in front of the Carlton St. entrance to Aderhold.

Have questions? Contact Molly Thomas.

Leave your mark

Why Give?

During my junior year, I was overwhelmed by the many expenses I would be responsible for to become a state-certified teacher. My scholarship came as a relief to a lot of that stress.

Lauren Tricksey, BSEd '16, middle school education

By giving me a scholarship, the College is telling me, 'We believe in YOUR investment. We believe in YOU.'

Thaurice Malloy, Del Jones Memorial Trust scholarship recipient

These scholarships are truly helping make my dreams come true.

Drew Keim, Del Jones Memorial Trust scholarship recipient