Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Donors to Georgia College's Annual Fund provide vital support to a variety of student needs. The generous support from our alumni, parents and friends improve and expand many educational opportunities that would  otherwise be scaled down or eliminated.

Annual gifts are an important source of funding for student scholarships, cultural programs, athletics and support within each of the academic divisions at Georgia College. These annual gifts provide funding for many programs at Georgia College and make the difference between our being good and being excellent. These enhancements are reflected in consistently high national rankings, as well as the caliber of students who attend and graduate from Georgia College.

Why should I give to Georgia College?

Your financial commitment to Georgia College is a very personal decision and we recognize the significance of including us in your philanthropy, now more than ever.

Georgia College's budget is comprised of state funding, student tuition and private gifts. Even as state funding for higher education is declining, Georgia College is committed to providing an excellent education at an affordable price. Private gifts from Georgia College alumni, parents and friends are particularly important as they provide crucial funding which augments a shrinking portion of the state budget targeted for higher education.

Where does my gift go?

It's up to you. You may choose to give to the Heritage Fund or designate your gift to a specific fund.

  • Heritage Fund
    Heritage Fund contributions are distributed campuswide. The Heritage Fund is an unrestricted annual fund that provides financial support for the areas of greatest need each year. These areas include student scholarships, improved academic facilities, state-of-the-art classroom technology, faculty and student research and events such as lectures, concerts, and cultural events that benefit students, alumni and the community.
    You may choose to designate your gift to a specific fund, and a variety of scholarships, academic areas accounts or athletics are available to choose from. Here are a few of the most popular foundation funds:
  • Scholarships
    Many donors wish to support student scholarship with annual gifts to the general scholarship fund or the scholarship fund of their choice. You may give to an existing scholarship fund that matches your interests or create a new scholarship fund.
  • Academic Programs
    Donations may be designated for use in a specific academic area. These gifts provide additional funding for technology, faculty development programs, research, guest lectures, equipment and other needs. Georgia College's academic areas include the following:
    College of Arts and Sciences
    J. Whitney Bunting College of Business
    John H. Lounsbury College of Education
    College of Health Sciences
  • Athletics
    The GC Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GC prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at the athletics website.


Georgia College & State University, 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, residential learning communities, 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.