While state funding provides financial support for the university, charitable giving funds many scholarships and improvements to our academic programs. The UWG Foundation was created in 1967 for the express purpose of raising, administering, investing and transferring private gifts for the University of West Georgia. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It receives all gifts into the university and distributes them as per the donor’s instructions. It also determines the distribution of annual funds dollars.

The mission of the University of West Georgia Foundation, Inc. is to support the University of West Georgia in its mission to provide excellent higher education to its constituencies. It does so by attracting and involving leaders from among the University’s alumni and friends in this endeavor. The Foundation’s primary efforts are directed toward attracting, receiving, investing, managing and expending gifts and other resources designated for the educational programs, research projects and community service efforts of the University as identified in the strategic planning process.

A gift to the UWG Foundation provides much-needed scholarships for our students, helps us to recruit and retain well-qualified faculty and staff, expands student research and travel opportunities, provides cutting-edge technology, and improves our campus life and facilities. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s students.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

  • Chair
    Mr. Gary Kinard '91
    Verida, Inc.
    Villa Rica, GA
  • Vice Chair
    Mr. Josh Chapman
    Ra-Lin & Associates
    Carrollton, GA
  • Treasurer
    ​​Mr. David Edwards​
    United Bank
    Carrollton, GA
  • Secretary
    Mrs. Honey Shackelford '76
    Homemaker, Community Leader
    Atlanta, GA
  • Past Chair
    Mrs. Ann Newman '01
    Wells Fargo
    Carrollton, GA


  • Bruce Bobick
    Retired, Community Leader; Carrollton, GA
  • Mrs. Tonya Byrd
    Gilbane Building Company; Atlanta, GA 
  • Mr. David Dennis '79
    Modern Woodmen of America; Stone Mountain, GA
  • Dr. Dick Ingle '67
    Retired, Community Leader; Carrollton, GA
  • Mr. Andy Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer; Greencourt; Carrollton, GA
  • Ms. Vicki Kaiser '19
    Piedmont Newnan; Newnan, GA
  • Mr. Scott Kauffman '97
    RA-LIN and Associates, Inc., Carrollton, GA
  • Mr. Gerald Kemp '87
    Fidelity Bank; Newnan, GA
  • Mrs. Amanda Lucey '06
    The Partnership of Atlanta, Inc.; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. John Paulk III '00
    Safehold Special Risk; Newnan, GA
  • Ms. Christa Pitts '97
    The Lumnistella Company; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Zachary Steed '89
    Conduent; Carrollton, GA
  • Mr. Michael Stone
    Milestone Investment Management, LLC; Carrollton, GA
  • Mr. Steve Swope
    Retired, Community Leader; Newnan, GA
  • Dr. Jason Thogmartin '06 '07
    Santander US; Carrollton, GA 
  • Mrs. Mary Tritt
    Tritt Realty 
  • Mr. David Ware '76
    Hall Booth Smith, P.C.; Duluth, GA
  • Dr. Brendan Kelly
    President, University of West Georgia
  • Allyson Bretch
    Interim Vice President for University Advancement & CEO of UWG Foundations, University of West Georgia
  • Mr. Christopher Sanders '03
    Chair, UWG Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Mr. John Copeland '97
    Chair, UWG Athletic Foundation Board of Directors
  • Mr. A Paul Cadenhead '44
    Retired, Community Leader; Austell, GA
  • Mr. James "Jim" Gill
    Retired, Community Leader; Carrollton; GA
  • Mr. Robert "Bob" J. Stone
    Systems & Methods, Inc.; Carrollton, GA
  • Mr. Robert "Bob" W. Coggin
    Retired, Community Leader; Newnan, GA
  • Mr. K. Alexander "Alex" Roush
    Alex Roush Architect; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. J. Thomas Vance
    Tisinger Vance, P.C.; Carrollton, GA
  • Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna
    University of West Georgia; Carrollton, GA

Foundation Documents

Foundation Documents

Visit our Work West page, linked below, to access UWG Foundation forms such as EFT Authorization and New Project Account Request. Note; you will have to sign on with your UWG ID and password to access the page.

UWG Foundation Forms

If you need to access UWG Foundation forms but do not have a UWG ID, please contact Stephanie Fant at sfant@westga.edu or (678) 839-4106.