Monday, September 8, 2008
Leonard Woolsey, publisher of the Times-Georgian, will volunteer his time fulfilling the vision as the co-chair of the 2008 campaign of A DAY for West Georgia.
The A DAY theme, Fulfilling the Vision, commemorates the 26th anniversary of a campaign that began in 1983 and is an integral component of the university’s Annual Fund with contributions supporting student scholarships, undergraduate research and faculty and staff development programs.
An avid UWG supporter, Woolsey has made significant contributions toward higher education at the university and said that the campaign helps the community and UWG students in countless ways.
“I care deeply for the university and greatly respect the important role it plays in the hundreds of thousands of lives it touches,” said Woolsey. “UWG gives to our community in ways not easily measured with a financial tabulation. It is my desire to be there to help the university continue the great work it does in making our community such a special place to call home.”
As co-chair of the event, Woolsey’s responsibilities include promoting and coordinating the advanced solicitation drive for the campaign, which allows donors to give early and volunteers to collect before October 16.
Woolsey said his first priority is to continue building upon the previous successes of the campaign and to sign up new volunteers and supporters for the cause.
“This important effort experiences widespread support by the community and serves as a testament to the inherent impact the University of West Georgia plays in our lives,” said Woolsey.
For more information on A DAY, contact the office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582.