There is another fundraiser for UGA: The University of Georgia Athletic Association says it will undertake a $300 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to support what it says are key department priorities over the next five years.
From Tim Hix, UGA Sports Communications…
The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced that it will undertake a $300 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to support key department priorities over the next five years. This announcement comes following unprecedented fundraising success, during which The Georgia Bulldog Club has raised more than $200 million, largely in support of athletic facility projects, since 2015 through the Magill Society.
“The Commit to the G Campaign will allow us to continue our pursuit of recruiting and developing today’s champions and tomorrow’s leaders by providing an inclusive and diverse environment that allows student-athletes to achieve their highest potential,” said Josh Brooks, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics. “I am grateful to President Morehead and the Athletic Board for their support as we begin this ambitious fundraising campaign.”
The Commit to the G Campaign will focus on generating support in three distinct areas: People, Places, and Programs. The People category includes fundraising for retention and growth of coaching staffs, enhanced recruiting resources, and staff leadership training. The Program component will be devoted to both enhancing existing programs and creating new avenues for our student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic, and personal ambitions during their time at UGA. The Places element will support top facility enhancement projects, including enhancements to Sanford Stadium, the indoor tennis center, Foley Field, and Turner Softball Stadium.
Additionally, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, $50 million of the campaign will be earmarked for women’s athletics priorities at UGA. Fundraising goals include facility specific enhancements and upgrades that directly impact women’s varsity programs, women’s leadership development, and increased sport-specific resources.
“We have a rich history of academic and competitive excellence in women’s athletics at Georgia. Etched in our record books are the names of some of the best to have competed in their respective sports,” said Darrice Griffin, Senior Deputy Director of Athletics. “While it is important to celebrate our trailblazers and the progress for women in sports over the last 50 years, a successful 50 for 50 Campaign will ensure we have the resources needed to sustain and advance elite-level women’s athletics at UGA for generations to come.”
To learn more about the Commit to the G Campaign, visit www.CommittotheGCampaign.com
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