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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:

Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Contribute any amount annually to either the College of Education fund or an endowment. By making an annual donation of $1,000 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 or annual donation of $19.08 or more.

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.

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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.

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.

Investing in the Future

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

Lending a Helping Hand

These scholarships are truly helping make my dreams come true.

Drew Keim, Del Jones Memorial Trust scholarship recipient

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