Foundations Sets New Record

Brunswick, GA For the College of Coastal Georgia, the year 2012 has an additional reason for significance beyond new buildings and a new degree program. The year represents a milestone achievement for the College Foundation in receiving more than double the $1.5 million goal in contributions.

When the books were closed and the final numbers tallied, the Foundation received $3,427,185 from 572 donors a new record in both dollars and number of donors for the College according to Elizabeth K. Weatherly, Chief Advancement Officer of the College of Coastal Georgia. She cites major gifts for the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Health and Science Building, The Correll Center for Teacher Education and Learning, the Southeast Georgia Health System’s named deanship, and Founders Gate and the Regent James A. Bishop Arch, as well as several new endowed scholarships and student support programs as significant factors in the dollars given last year.

“As College President, Dr. Hepburn’s vision has set the stage for many successful fundraising years. Her energy and enthusiasm have been important factors in our fundraising efforts,” Weatherly notes.

Foundation Chair Rees M. Sumerford says he sees no downside to investing in the College and higher education. “It’s better for our students, for our community, and for our society as a whole. The Foundation views it as the top priority for economic and cultural viability in southeastern Georgia. An educated workforce attracts and generates new business, fueling our regional economic engine. We should never, ever underestimate the importance of higher education,” he stresses.

Release Date: 1/30/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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