By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
A (Record) Day for Southern
Annual GSU fundraiser brings in $2.1 million
"A Day for Southern" community chairwoman Phyllis Thompson, far right, and Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel personally thank County Commissioner and Statesboro Floor Covering owner Roy Thompson, left, and wife Deborah for their contributions during Tuesday's annual fundraising drive. This year's campaign raised more than $2 million.
For a 40th time in the 100-plus year history of Georgia Southern University, community volunteers canvassed Bulloch County to raise money for an annual “A Day for Southern” fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, the nearly 150 volunteers visited businesses throughout the day and helped collect a total of $2,111,160, which will help promote college academics, athletics, arts, and more — aiding the university with costs not covered by state funds. The tally shatters the previous high-water mark ($1,417,799) set last year.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter