Your gift to the University of West Georgia Annual Fund directly supports students.
Collectively, Annual Fund donors support every aspect of a UWG experience. The best part is that whether the gift is $5 or $5,000, it makes a tremendous impact. The power of making an annual gift lies in the principle that there is strength in numbers, especially when our alumni, faculty/staff and friends give on an annual basis.
These gifts can be designated to any college, department, program, athletic team or scholarship – or they can be left unrestricted so that the university can direct resources to the area of greatest need.
Your gift ensures that the University of West Georgia:
- Puts students first by offering a challenging and exciting academic environment while also providing the necessary support for student success.
- Never turns a student away because of financial barriers.
- Creates meaningful educational experiences, such as community engagement, study abroad, and undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.
- Sustains an outstanding faculty dedicated to student learning and research.
- Maintains and builds facilities that meet the growing needs of the university.
- Becomes the best comprehensive university in America – sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed!
Frequently Asked Questions
Gifts made to UWG make an immediate and profound impact in students’ lives today.
The university depends on generous private support to supplement state funding and ensure that current students have the resources they need to thrive at the university and beyond. Your dollars go to work immediately and reach every corner of campus.
Absolutely! You decide where your gift goes; that’s the best part!
Maybe you want to contribute to the academic program you’ve given your time to in the past. Maybe you want to support scholarships to help students with financial need. Or perhaps, you want to buy a brick to memorialize a favorite professor. Better still, you don’t have to choose just one.
UWG is your university – think about what you would like to do with your gift that is meaningful to you. Make a difference and watch your impact on the future.
Gifts of all sizes help support academics and programs on campus right now, during the current academic year.
Annual Fund gifts have a tremendous impact! Even gifts of very modest sizes, combined with others, enable our academic units to provide better technology, learning opportunities and increased faculty support.
Annual gifts provide significant support for a broad range of immediate needs, and with a matching gift from your employer, you can double or in some cases triple your gift.
Thousands of companies match their employees’ gifts to higher education institutions to encourage employees to support charitable and nonprofit organizations.
You and your spouse may work for a company that has a matching gift program. Some companies will double or even triple your contribution and you will receive full credit for the matched gift.
To see a list of companies that match gifts made to the University of West Georgia, visit our Matching Gifts page. You may also contact your human resources office to find out if your company has a matching gift program and to obtain the required form. It’s simple. Complete the form and mail it to us. We will do the rest.
Gifts in memory or honor are a wonderful way to remember someone who has had a special connection to you or the university.
It is a great way to honor your favorite faculty member, a mentor, a roommate, or a friend. When you make your gift, please indicate whom the gift honors or memorializes and where you would like us to mail a note recognizing the tribute gift.
The Phonathon for UWG is a campaign made up of a group of dedicated students from all disciplines of the university, who help raise money for the Annual Fund.
They may be calling you to update you on what is happening at the university, to verify your contact information, or to talk with you about your annual support of the university. The Phonathon for UWG is a valuable link between the university and our alumni and friends. Our student callers reach out to alumni, faculty, staff and friends to encourage their investment in the Annual Fund.
Staffed entirely by UWG student callers, the Phonathon employs approximately 20 students each academic year.
The university’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30.
All donor recognition societies are calculated based on gifts processed between these dates during the fiscal year, not the calendar year.
Yes. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate your preference on the gift card.
You will receive a tax receipt, but your name will not appear in any publications.
Many organizations that rank U.S. colleges and universities factor in alumni participation as one of many indicators of the quality of a university.
The same is true when foundations and corporations determine whether the university is a good investment. Your gift, when combined with the support of thousands of others, add up and significantly improves the operations of the university.