For more than 200 years, Augusta University has served the Augusta community and the state of Georgia. More recently, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the university became a leader through cutting edge research and technology, right down to becoming one of only three institutions in the country to offer saliva testing for the virus.
Through AU’s inaugural day of giving, Augusta Gives on Oct. 20, the community will have the opportunity to give back to the institution that has given so much.
The Augusta Gives campaign is the first of its kind at Augusta University. Held virtually, alumni, friends, students and the rest of the community at large can contribute to the unrestricted fund, which helps us address our greatest priorities — often needs that arise as the result of circumstances we could not have predicted or planned for, such as the pandemic. From the Augusta Gives home page, donors will be able to choose an initiative to support.
“It’s just a day for all of us to come together in the community and celebrate everything that’s great here — to acknowledge and support the good work our students, faculty, staff and physicians across the university do every day,” said Kelly Schulte, director of annual giving in Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. “They can give consideration to whatever cause or area at AU means the most to them or where they feel they can make the most impact.”