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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.
The Latest Gifts at Work
Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars are more than just incoming freshmen who got superior grades in high school. They’re students who exemplify the creativity, open-mindedness, and… more »
Some high-school graduates are apprehensive about leaving their hometowns and heading off to college for the first time. Not Kellie Smith, who started classes at… more »
To understand the challenges Rosa Felix overcame to attend Georgia State, you can’t just visit her current home in Acworth or her birthplace in California.… more »
Kay Chester has heli-skied in Canada, raised horses, flown a jet and helped manage a family-owned empire of Harley-Davidson dealerships that stretches from Fort Lauderdale… more »
Amanda Mordt doesn’t have a family of her own yet, but she’s already getting some experience juggling work, school and raising kids — she’s working… more »
Job seekers often agonize over whether to submit a résumé that’s one page or two. Dorothy Ingram’s would be more like a book. She’s got… more »
Georgia State Alumnus Ken Lewis Makes $5 Million Pledge To Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University alumnus Kenneth D. Lewis (B.A.,’69), a longtime donor to his alma mater, has made his biggest gift yet, a $5 million pledge… more »
As a Chicago native, Bill Loventhal admits he was skeptical about the advice he received from the director of the Kemper Foundation that he should… more »
College is, for most people, a place to lay the groundwork for their eventual careers. Not Henry Swofford — his career in forensic science began… more »
Long before he decided to enroll at Georgia State, Matthew Haddad was exploring the world of science. Occasionally, this caused some problems.
“I used to… more »
Every great student needs a great mentor. Johnny Truong says he was fortunate to have one relatively early on. “I had a really great high… more »
Health care remains the hottest of hot topics in politics these days, and Gaylon Morris is right in the thick of it. As a Washington,… more »
Georgia State is a very different place from when Angela Giles earned her business degree there in 1971. There are a lot more buildings bearing… more »
If you pursued a graduate degree in criminal justice at Georgia State in 2005, guess what: You had a cop in your classroom.
Actually, more… more »
Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant 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 »