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Georgia College continues giving tradition

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July 17, 2013

Georgia College received statewide recognition for participation in the annual State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP).

Faculty and staff members contributed more than $21,000 last year, which benefited a number of nonprofit organizations.

“Generosity is one of the core values of Georgia College. Our employees have embraced that by giving willingly to help those who are less fortunate,” said President Dr. Steve Dorman.

The university received the Commissioner’s Award for the second highest dollar amount contributed to the campaign. That ranking came in the category of state agencies having 1,001 to 9,000 employees.

“Georgia College did great last year,” said Dr. Craig Smith, campaign chair. “This award shows our employees are willing to go the extra mile to help.”

The awards were given out last month at the Capitol complex in Atlanta.

“My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who contributed to this campaign,” said Smith. “It represents not only the willingness of Georgia College employees to help others in need across our state, but also the level of commitment that exists here to go above and beyond the norm in so many ways.” 

SCCP provides a way for state of Georgia and University System of Georgia (USG) employees to contribute to the charity of their choice through payroll deductions or a one-time donation. Across the state, approximately 130,000 employees participate and more than 250 charities have been certified by the program.

The USG raised more than $969,000 during the 2012-2013 campaign. All other state agencies combined raised $473,000.

Overall, the campaign raised nearly $1.5 million dollars.

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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