Friday, July 29, 2011
This year, the University of West Georgia Foundation returns to a longstanding tradition with the launch of Go West For A Day.
The fundraising effort is designed to help students achieve their dream of a college education, as the largest percentage of the money donated will be used to support student scholarships. It also highlights the many ways in which the university benefits the local community and the region. The push has been successful over the years, with continued strong support and a renewed focus on reaching out to younger alumni.
“The success of our community becomes more entwined with UWG with each passing year,” said Leonard Woolsey, this year’s Go West For A Day chair. “With the dramatic increase in students over the past decade, the result is more and more UWG students and graduates entering the local workforce. We are a direct reflection of the quality of students attending and graduating from UWG.”
New energy has been infused into this community fundraising event by choosing Go West For A Day as the updated moniker. The name allows UWG to merge its celebrated history with the new trails being blazed by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Throughout the fall, several events will be held to unite the university and the local area while also raising money for student scholarships.
“Simply put, an investment in UWG is an investment in our community and our future,” Woolsey said.
Events are still being added to the schedule, so be sure to visit www.westga.edu/gowestforaday often for the most current details. If you would like to be a campaign volunteer, or for more information, contact UWG’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582.