Georgia Southern University’s 'A Day for Southern' campaign, a one-day fund-raising effort involving the Statesboro and Bulloch County communities, has raised $1,338,650 in 2010. The amount is the second largest total raised in the campaign’s 37-year history.
Bulloch County’s business and professional community along with Georgia Southern University faculty and staff donated more than $1 million to the University for the 13th straight year.
"The relationship between Georgia Southern University and this community is truly unique,” said Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel who participated in his first A Day for Southern campaign since joining the University in January 2010. “The support the Statesboro and Bulloch County community continue to show for Georgia Southern is absolutely incredible."
For the 37th straight year, the University's faculty and staff, retirees and members of the community joined together to help generate donations to meet the needs that state funds do not cover. In 2010, Georgia Southern University students started a new tradition by launching the first ever A Day for Southern Student Campaign. Proceeds from the campaign go to the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc. and the Eagle Fund to support both academic, athletic and outreach programs at the University.
"To be able to raise the second largest total in 'A Day for Southern' history in a very difficult economic year is a testament to the hard work of our outstanding volunteers and the amazing generosity of our community," said Wendell Tompkins, director of annual giving at Georgia Southern University.