The College of Pharmacy has entered the public phase of UGA’s Commit to Georgia Campaign. Our goal is to raise $22 million dollars by the end of 2020. The focus of the campaign is bolstering the financial support offered to our talented students. Through outright gifts, bequests and corporate partnerships we are well on our way to achieving our goal. What role can you play in helping us achieve that?
“As alumni, I hope you share my pride about all the good things happening at the College. These things are only possible through the collective efforts of all of us.“ – Hugh Chancy, ‘88, Chair of College of Pharmacy Commit to Georgia Campaign Board
Invest with Your Time
Your experience matters. We are looking for alumni who are willing to share their time, talent and success with the College in a variety of ways. Whether you choose to become a preceptor, serve as a board member or provide a scholarship for a student in need, we hope that you will find a way to engage with us soon.
Be a preceptor.
Preceptors play a vital role in the education and training of PharmD students. If you’re interested in becoming a preceptor contact Lindsey Welch, PharmD, APPE Director at email@example.com .
Be a guest lecturer.
Every Tuesday the College hosts Student Organization Hour where we welcome alumni and friends to come back and share their story. If you’re interested in visiting with our students and providing career guidance contact Lee Snelling, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Be a board member.
Want to volunteer and join one of the College’s boards? Contact Kim Hamby, Director of Alumni Affairs, at email@example.com .
Invest with Your Resources
Create a lasting legacy by establishing an endowment. Endowment funds provide essential resources for faculty chairs, professorships, student scholarships, and specialty programs.
With a planned gift, you can create your legacy today and receive an immediate tax benefit, income for life, or reduce your taxable estate. Learn about the various gift options available to align your charitable giving with your estate and financial objectives.
Does your company participate in an employee gifts program? Some employers even match gifts from their retirees. You could double or even triple your gift to the College by submitting a company matching form along with your gift.
You can use your credit card to make an on-line contribution. It’s quick, easy and impactful!
The College of Pharmacy seeks to establish strategic partnerships with corporations and foster links with the College to create mutually beneficial relationships.
An endowment creates a permanent legacy of support. Through endowments, philanthropy becomes a long-term investment in the programs and students at the College of Pharmacy. Endowment assets are invested and each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose. Earnings in excess of distributions for purpose are used to build the endowment’s market value. In this way, an endowment can grow and provide support in perpetuity.
Our endowment allows us to be less dependent upon less predictable sources of income, ensuring that our programs and people have the resources they need to sustain and grow their work in the future.
We are abundantly grateful to our donors that have made long-term investments in the College of Pharmacy!
To create an endowed scholarship, fellowship or professorship contact Dana Strickland, R.Ph. or Lee Snelling.
The College of Pharmacy can coordinate with you and your professional advisors to help you create a lasting impact at the University of Georgia in the way most advantageous to you. Contact Dana Strickland, R.Ph. or Lee Snelling if you have any questions.
You designate the College of Pharmacy as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to the College of Pharmacy.
Gifts of Insurance Policies
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the College of Pharmacy. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
Charitable Gift Annuity
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to the College of Pharmacy in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
Matching gift programs are a fundamental source of support for the College of Pharmacy.
As a benefit to employees, many companies increase the impact of their employees’ gifts to UGA by providing matching contributions. Most corporations provide a 1:1 match; while some elect to provide a greater matching amount to further encourage and leverage their employees’ philanthropy.
See if your employer matches charitable gifts: https://give.uga.edu/matching-gifts/
Many corporations are using electronic applications to match gifts; however, if your matching gift program requires a hard copy form to be validated by the UGA Foundation, please complete the appropriate section and send it to us at:
University of Georgia Foundation
394 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30602-5582
Important information to complete your matching gift:
- EIN # 58-6033837
- Accreditation: SACS
See Your Impact
Mackenzie Johnson has always had the desire to be a leader. Pharmacy has given her the opportunity to do just that. Upon graduation Mackenzie will attend Commissioned Officer Training and become Captain Johnson. Read more about how scholarship support had an impact on Mackenzie’s PharmD journey.
Emily Paulhus new exactly when she wanted to become a pharmacist. She saw the impact of being a pharmacist first hand when her grandfather was placed into hospice care. After witnessing the attentiveness and care of the independent pharmacist taking care of her grandfather she knew the career path she wanted to pursue. Read more about Emily’s PharmD journey and how scholarship support has played a vital role.
Honor Wall of Donors
Located in the lobby of the Robert C. Wilson Pharmacy building, the Wall of Honor prominently displays the names of the College’s most dedicated donors. Gifts totaling $10,000 or more are presented within their respective giving societies on the Wall. Also proudly displayed are the names of those who have contributed to realized bequests and planned gifts, the founding president’s club members, and the names of every endowment. The College of Pharmacy celebrates with these donors, making their generosity timeless.
- Heritage Society – Bequests and Insurance Policies
- White Coat Society – $10,000
- Dean’s Society – $25,000
- Apothecary Society – $50,000
- Pharmacopoeia Society – $100,000
- Wilson Society – $500,000
- 1903 Society – $250,000
- Arch Society – $1,000,000
For more information about the Wall of Honor, contact Dana Strickland, R.Ph. or Lee Snelling.