Charitable Campaign Extended Through Dec. 11
Posted November 30, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Contributions for this year's Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign are roughly $100,000 short of the Institute's goal. However, because of a surge of donations received in the last week, organizers are extending the campaign.
"We have made some good progress in the last couple of weeks," said campaign co-chair Ralph Mobley. "The Tech community has donated roughly $112,000 in that time, for a total of $225,000."
Mobley said that the campaign will continue through next week, adding that people will be able to donate through TechWorks until Friday, Dec. 11.
Each year, Georgia Tech participates in the statewide Charitable Contributions Program. For the last two years, Tech has won the Governor's Cup, signifying the highest donation per capita for an organization of its size. Last year, Tech faculty and staff donated more than $312,000 to the 1,200 organizations assisted by the campaign.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.