Stewarding gifts made to scholarship funds reinforces The University of Georgia's efforts to assure a donor that his or her investment is meaningful, appreciated, and being used as promised. The Office of Donor Relations & Stewardship fulfills this important stewardship obligation by providing scholarship donors with recipient information and financial updates. Scholarship stewardship is accomplished in two ways:
Personal Notes Sent From Recipients to Donors
John Thomas Meersman
Abby Elizabeth Pinaud
Victoria Ayse Yonter
The Office of Donor Relations & Stewardship contacts University-wide (non-departmental) scholarship recipients each spring to request personal thank-you notes and photos. These letters and photos are compiled into a standard format and sent to perspective scholarship donors along with their corresponding endowment reports in the fall. Our goal is for all University-wide scholarships to be stewarded in this manner. University-wide scholarships are non-departmental and include those awarded through Admissions (Charter Scholarships) and the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
NOTE: All other scholarships (departmental) should also be stewarded in similar fashion; however, it is the responsibility of each benefitting school, college or unit to coordinate procedures for their scholarship funds.
The Office of Donor Relations & Stewardship sends endowment reports that include the names of scholarship recipients. This is done for all endowed scholarships (for which there are living donor representatives). The recipient names reflect the past year, and compliment the financial information contained on the corresponding endowment reports. These are individual reports going to individual donors about each scholarship.