A DAY Celebrates 26 Years of Community Giving

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Autumn is just around the corner and that signals the beginning of one of the longest running fundraising campaigns in the history of University of West Georgia. A DAY for West Georgia, themed this year as  “Fulfilling the Vision,” is celebrating 26 years of community giving to the UWG Annual Fund.

A DAY for West Georgia continues to be an integral component of the university’s Annual Fund, which supports student scholarships, faculty and staff development programs and award winning undergraduate research.

Jay Gill, president of River City Bank of West Georgia, and Leonard Woolsey, publisher for the Times-Georgian, are chair and co-chair of the 2008 A DAY campaign.

Gill and Woolsey will work together on the fundraiser, which culminates on the third Thursday in October, Oct. 16, traditionally designated as A DAY.

As chair, Gill’s responsibilities include participating in speaking engagements and overseeing the progress of the campaign. This year’s first Jim Gill Roast for Student Scholarships is scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 18, followed by the FNBG Run for A DAY on Thursday Oct. 2, and the A DAY Music Faculty Concert on Monday, Oct. 13.

Through the combined support of alumni and friends, UWG students are afforded the educational opportunities essential to their success. Regardless of size, a gift will make a difference in the lives of students at West Georgia.

Community members and UWG supporters are encouraged to join in and make a difference at an A DAY event. FNBG Run pre-registration forms are available online at westga.edu/~alumni.

For more information on how A DAY helps student scholars or to volunteer, visit www.westga.edu/alumni/index_2065.php or call 678-839-6582.