Georgia Southern University had another successful year with the A Day for Southern fundraising campaign, which raised $2,178,293 in its 44th year. This is the fourth year that the Statesboro and campus communities have given more than $2 million for the campaign.
"Despite Hurricane Irma, our loyal volunteers and donors remained committed to the success of the campaign," said Gloria Goosby, director of Annual Giving. "We are thankful for the strength of the continued relationship between the Statesboro-Bulloch County community and the University."
Statesboro and Bulloch County businesses, along with Georgia Southern faculty, staff, retirees and alumni, donated to the campaign as a way to show their support for the university. The gifts received support university programs, allow students to achieve academic excellence, and support outreach centers such as the Center for Wildlife Education, the Georgia Southern Museum, the Botanic Garden and state-of-the-art facilities and programs that attract and support research and scholarships.
Supporters of A Day for Southern are encouraged to give to the areas at the university for which they are most passionate, whether it is a scholarship fund, a college within the university, athletics or one of a variety of student programs and services.
Gifts, no matter the size, can be made year-round through: GeorgiaSouthern.edu/GIVE.