Alumni giving to Grady reaches new heights

Grady’s centennial year surpassed all goals for putting Grady in the spotlight.  Outreach and programs raised our profile, told our story compellingly, connected more alumni and friends than ever before and increased the number of individuals who include Grady among the causes they support.

Alumni, friend and partner support of the Georgia Fund for Grady—the main fund for students, faculty, staff and programs—reached its highest mark ever, $565,039, for fiscal year 2015, up 53 percent over the previous year.

“Grady is roaring, thanks to the goodwill, good wishes and generosity of the Grady Nation,” said Dean Charles Davis. “We’re experiencing a groundswell in this post-Centennial phase with alumni and friends who reach out and say, ‘How can I help?’”

Among the college’s goals now is to honor the promise of 2015 with new vision and renewed dedication to reach out and follow up, turning the energy of the centennial into a legacy for Grady.

“Involved alumni and their support so far in 2016 promise to set another record,” Davis said, “allowing Grady to do more to support students and programs like the Grady Ambassadors, connect alumni and friends across the country, turn ideas into exciting initiatives and welcome pros back to engage in the Grady tradition of learning by doing.”

Date: March 24, 2016
Author:  rker Middleton,