On Thursday, Oct. 22, the University of West Georgia will mark A Day for the UWG Annual Fund, the conclusion of the university’s recent fund-raising efforts.
The campaign, which has been known as A Day For West Georgia since 1983, now is a collection of events that spread the word to a broader audience about UWG’s impact in order to generate support for the university. A Day started out as a one-day event to garner support from local businesses and individuals for the institution, but since then has become a two-month campaign that has involved a growing number of volunteers, donors, and university employees.
This year’s A Day for the UWG Annual Fund will conclude with a victory celebration for invited guests at the university’s new stadium. Those interested in donating are still welcome to do so even after the campaign’s official conclusion.
As UWG ends the revamped fund-raising campaign for the year, it is still trying to emphasize to donors, volunteers and the community that it is continuing to excel in growth, even as it navigates uncertain financial terrain.
According to the latest data, 72 percent of UWG students qualified for some form of financial aid, but the university was only able to provide Foundation-supported scholarships to approximately 5 percent of those seeking assistance.
The Annual Fund campaign is continuing its growth and targeting alumni in other parts of the nation and overseas, as well as businesses throughout Georgia and other states. The university has also reached out to its younger alumni as it seeks to assure them that even if they can only give a little, any level of support is helpful and appreciated.
For more information on supporting the UWG Annual Fund, call 678-839-6582.