G.P. “Bud” Peterson
President, Georgia Tech
The 2012–2013 Georgia state employees Charitable Contributions Program kicks off on October 15 and runs through November 30, 2012. Themed "Give from the Heart," this annual initiative asks Tech's faculty, staff and retirees to remember those who have been the most deeply affected by the nation’s economic downturn.
Tech has a long tradition of support and giving. For ten of the last twelve years, your generosity has resulted in the Institute receiving the Governor's Cup for the largest per capita contributions for an organization of our size. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presented us the award again in mid-September for last year's efforts, marking five consecutive years.
Last year we raised more than $292,000. The goal this year is for the Institute to contribute $325,000, which we recognize is not easy given the current economic conditions . Remember: You can select how your contributions are distributed. There is an organization for everyone—from the local YMCA and county Red Cross chapters to Habitat for Humanity International and the Special Olympics. With more than 1,200 local, statewide and international organizations, your contributions can have a local or wide-reaching impact.
Georgia Tech faculty, staff and retirees will receive a 2013 Charitable Campaign Pledge Card either by email or through distribution. Even if you can only give just $1, we hope that you will find an organization that appeals to you. Giving through TechWorks couldn't be easier, either by pledging an amount that is withdrawn every month or by making a single donation. This year, you will also be able to contribute by credit or debit card.
Speak with your department's Campaign Ambassador if you have any questions, or feel free to contact anyone on the Charitable Campaign Team with your questions.
Hope Wilson, Campaign Chair ● LaJauna Ellis, Campaign Co-chair ● Leslie Sharp, PhD, Campaign Co-chair