The Presidents Club Reception is an annual event held in the fall (before a home football game) where annual donors are recognized for the generous contributions to the University of $1,000 or more. The primary purpose of the event is to recognize annual giving and its impact, while also expressing appreciation for alternate contributions to the University and its success.
UGA students play an active role in the event. Student ambassadors representing units across campus greet guests as they arrive and Arch Society students assist with registration. Additionally, student ambassadors mingle with guests and thank them for their support.
In 2005, creation of the Cumulative Giving Societies was announced to recognize individuals and organizations whose gifts total one million dollars or more. The University of Georgia's Celebration of Support is the event designed to honor Cumulative Giving Society members.
The Celebration of Support is an annual black-tie event held in Atlanta. Although the event honors all Cumulative Society members, each year a select group of members is chosen to showcase as part of the formal awards ceremony. These honorees are formally honored as part of a formal awards presentation.
The Office of Donor Relations & Stewardship keeps honorees and guests informed so that expectations are set for this event. Donor Relations works with multiple departments across campus on every aspect of the event.
Other donor events, including tailgates, luncheons and receptions, may be held throughout the year.
As we move into the future, we plan to host scholarship luncheons and various other events that will
engage our donors in new and exciting ways. Our office will continue to expand and improve upon existing events.