The measure of a committed alum: why your gift to the Georgia Fund for Grady matters.
In rankings and other benchmarks of academic institutions, the percentage of alumni who contribute in any amount with an annual gift is a measure of a program’s vitality, reputation and health.
As a legacy of the Centennial Celebration, Grady’s ambition is to lead UGA with the number of alumni who show their lifelong connection with an annual gift. The amount is entirely up to you — imagine what kind of Georgia Fund for Grady we would build if
22,000 alumni made a birthday gift of $20.15! Imagine how proud we will be to award the first Grady Centennial Scholarships together and look to Grady’s next century with a flexible fund we build for Grady and its core mission, heart and soul.
How We Compare
Numbers released annually at UGA show that 7% of Grady alumni currently make annual gifts. That puts us in the middle of the pack — and that is not where we aspire to be at Grady.
As a legacy of the Centennial, Grady wants to lead UGA in this important measure and build The Georgia Fund for Grady, our core alumni fund, to support students, develop them as professionals and connect them to alumni like you.
The college is reaching out as never before to help grow dramatically the number of alumni who include Grady among the causes they support. As Grady turns 100, it’s not how much you give, but that you give that counts. We hope you will renew or start a tradition of showing your gratitude, hope for the future and lifelong connection with an annual gift or pledge to the Georgia Fund for Grady.
For an eloquent statement about rankings and supporting UGA, see this Dec. 2013 column by distinguished alumnus and benefactor Dick Yarbrough (ABJ ’59).
For a full list of Individual gift opportunities and to mail your gift to Grady College, please download this PDF, or make your gift online. Individual gifts will be gratefully accepted anytime throughout our Centennial Celebration.
Please view our Centennial Sponsorship Q&A.