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Thursday, September 19, 2024

GSW Day of Giving

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GSW’s sixth annual Day of Giving will be held Thursday, September 19, 2024. This 24-hour fundraising campaign is an opportunity for Hurricanes around the world—alumni, community members, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students—to join together and show support for Georgia Southwestern State University. This year’s efforts will continue to focus on various scholarships, general Athletics, and a capital improvement project. We have raised the bar even higher by increasing our goal to 400 total donors! Additionally, we challenged donors from each of the 50 states (and beyond) to light up their state and Turn the Map Gold!


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Hurricanes Back-on-Track

This fund provides students with the financial support they need to overcome an unanticipated financial hardship that inhibits their ability to finish a degree.

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Promise Scholarships

Southwestern Promise Scholarships offer $1,000 and $3,000 scholarships for all eligible GSW freshmen who meet certain academic requirements.

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Southwestern Annual Fund

This fund provides a source for campus and student needs as they arise including conference expenses, extra-curricular learning programs, emergency expenses and campus activities and operation.

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General Athletics

Your contribution to GSW Athletics includes, but is not limited to, support for athletic facility improvements, scholarships, and recruiting enhancements.

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President Carter Leadership Program

Contributions to support the Carter Leadership Program will bolster existing programs and ensure enhancement of opportunities and involvement.

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Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center

The renovation of the Griffin Bell Conference Center will help foster local entrepreneurs with a makerspace and provide a venue for social functions and conferences.

2023 Goals: 400 Donors and all 50 States!

We challenged Hurricanes and GSW supporters across the nation to come together to help students’ lives. This year we Turned the Map gold by receiving a donation from every state in the United States!

 *2023 Event Final Results


2023 Giving Success

This past year, Georgia Southwestern received donations from all 50 states! We appreciate all previous donations and hope to keep this momentum going. Thank you for your gifts that continue to impact the lives of Georgia Southwestern students as they prepare to Take Tomorrow By Storm.




Who can participate?

Anyone! It is our goal to engage students, alumni, parents, and friends all over the world. Engagement is the key. The more participants, the faster we reach our goals and the more we earn for scholarships.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! As with any charitable contribution to Georgia Southwestern, gifts on GSW Day of Giving are tax deductible. We recommend donors consult their tax advisers with specific questions.

How can I help spread the word?

You can help by telling family, friends, and coworkers. You can also share updates on social media to help us reach our goals.

How can I donate?

Participants can donate online, by phone, and by mail. Please call 229-931-2014 or email