Thank a Donor Day
by Melissa Lee

Introducing the Philanthropy at Work Society

Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Donor Appreciation Reception. Since 2014, Donor Relations used these seven words to describe one very creative reception held each fall. As you might have noticed, the name is a mouthful of very descriptive, yet uninspiring…
Giving Week trailer
by Evan Tighe

Giving Week

On the eve of G-Day 2019, Head Football Coach Kirby Smart called on the Bulldog Nation to show our UGA pride and support our great university. And so the inaugural UGA Giving Week began. Counting all donations from April 19-27, Giving Week was…
by Melissa Lee

DAR Brings Home Silver in Stewardship

The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognize hundreds of institutions annually for innovative, inspiring, and creative ideas in the advancement of education.This year over 600 organizations submitted 2,800 entries for this year’s awards,…
Giving Week illustration
by Katy Clements

40(+) Hours in the War Room

If you wandered by the small conference room (henceforth dubbed “the war room”) the week of April 20, you probably saw me and Ally Hellenga huddled around our computers, frantically refreshing a Georgia Funder page on the TV screen ... {insert…
Quarters B at UGA
by Melissa Lee

Behind the Scenes at Quarters B

Often considered a back-of-the-house function of the Office of Development, UGA Donor Relations and Stewardship ensures that our donors are cultivated with gratitude, warmth, and originality. Our success is dependent upon on the quality of the…
Thank a Donor Day
by Melissa Lee

Spreading an Attitude of Gratitude

Our donors change lives every day.  From capital projects to technology, research assistance to student organizations, each student is touched by private giving.  Since 2012, Donor Relations and Stewardship has dedicated one day each spring…