Gifts at Work
Our donors are philanthropists in the finest sense of the word. Through their help, we’ve been making the world a better place for Georgia State students for decades. Gifts to Georgia State reach well past the university and its students and faculty. Those directed to us also benefit our city, our state and beyond through resulting enrichment in the economy, arts and culture, and health care. Please browse our donor and student stories to understand the impact of giving to Georgia State.
Georgia State University students learn more than academics; they learn how to give back to the community through volunteerism.
The Latest Gifts at Work
Beaches, bathing suits, palm trees and cheering crowds: Thanks to the Summer Olympics and the success of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, it… more »
Ever since his father was a young boy in Colombia, Camilo Benitez says, he wanted to come to the United States so that he could… more »
Olamide Oladapo had the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of her older sisters, who both attended the same university in Georgia. Instead, she decided… more »
Just weeks away from graduation, Ashton Brasher still isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life — and she doesn’t sound the least… more »
Elaina McGann strives to make every aspect of her life an adventure — a goal she kept in mind when choosing a university. For Elaina,… more »
Dr. Judith Ottoson’s first experience in public health was working as a home visit nurse in Oceanside, Calif.
“I would to go to people’s houses,”… more »
Even a move across town can be stressful when you’re a teenager, having a comfortable routine disrupted by suddenly being dropped into a new environment… more »
Music runs in the Davis family. Erroll played clarinet in high school; his wife, Elaine, played piano and violin and also performed as a mezzo-soprano… more »
“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans,” the old saying goes. Diane White has found that sometimes God laughs just as… more »
Georgia State has long given supporters the opportunity to direct their gifts to specific schools, departments, and even individual scholarships and professorships. But a new… more »
Ask a hundred people what they’re usually doing on a Saturday morning, and at least 50 will say they can’t even muster the will to… more »
The first thing Carlos Tejeda bought when he came to the United States from Mexico was a pair of shoes. Starting out with two dollars… more »
Funding for creative writing students enrolled in Georgia State University’s graduate program has been extremely limited over the years―but an anonymous donor started a new… more »
Lauren Harvill had her career path figured out when she enrolled at Georgia State University in 2007. Having decided accounting would be her major, she… more »
Georgia State University freshman Rachelle Wood keeps so busy these days she usually leaves the social calendar to her best friend.
“I always start off… more »