The UWG Annual Fund encourages a culture of educational excellence throughout the university community.Through our Annual Fund, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university are encouraged to commit to the university's mission through annual gifts to the University of West Georgia Foundation. Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Annual Fund?
The UWG Annual Fund brings much needed resources to many areas, especially student scholarships, and encourages a culture of academic excellence throughout the university community. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a tremendous difference to the lives of University of West Georgia students. As always, your gift shows your commitment and leadership. Participating in the continuation of a tradition such as the UWG Annual Fund gives back and shows you appreciate your education.
Does my participation really matter?
Yes it does! Alumni participation matters to the organizations that rank U.S. colleges and universities, who use it as an indicator of the quality of an institution. Also, many foundations and corporations look at alumni participation as a basis to determine if a college is a good investment. An increase in the percentage of giving to the UWG Annual Fund can translate into increased giving from local, state, and national foundations and corporations.
Why should I make a gift to the UWG Annual Fund?
Your contribution can make the difference in the life of a student needing a scholarship. Gifts can also be made in support of athletics, Ingram library, an academic department, or you can name a specific use for your gift. Contributions to the Annual Fund also help keep the costs of a UWG education down. When you give back to the university, you are investing in the continuing value of your education. Gifts to the university raise our national recognition which attracts better faculty and staff. As UWG grows in national rankings and gains attention in publications, so does the value of your degree. Remember, all gifts – regardless of size – are valued.
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