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September 22, 2022

GSW Day of Giving

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GSW’s fourth annual Day of Giving was Thursday, September 22, 2022. 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 continue to focus on freshman scholarships, in particular the Southwestern Promise Scholarship, and we have raised the bar even higher by doubling our goal to $100,000! Additionally, we have challenged donors from each of the 50 states (and beyond) to light up their state and Turn the Map Gold!


Southwestern Promise Scholarships

For 2022, GSW will focus on fundraising for Southwestern Promise Scholarships, which offer $1,000 and $3,000 scholarships for all eligible GSW freshmen who meet certain academic requirements.


Our Goals: $100,000 and all 50 States!

We challenge Hurricanes and GSW supporters across the nation to come together to help students’ lives. Each gold state below received contributions during last year’s event and this year we hope to #TurnTheMapGold and light up all 50 states!

 *2021 Turn the Map Gold results shown below


2022 Day of Giving Success

This year, we received donations from 45 of 50 states. We appreciate all previous donations and hope to keep this momentum going with our Propel Scholarship Campaign. Thank you for your gifts that continue to impact the lives of Georgia Southwestern students as they prepare to Take Tomorrow By Storm.

Engage with Us on Social!

The more you share on social media, the more opportunities you have to make an impact. Sign up to be an advocate at the top of this page, and start sharing the news with your friends and family! 


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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

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