Personal Experiences Prompt Perry to Volunteer, Give

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Since Oveta Perry began working in Georgia Tech Facilities 10 years ago, she has volunteered for the Charitable Campaign.

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Since Oveta Perry began working in Georgia Tech Facilities 10 years ago, she has volunteered for the Charitable Campaign.

Since Oveta Perry began working in Georgia Tech Facilities 10 years ago, she has volunteered for the Charitable Campaign.

“We have employees that don’t make much money, but they still give as much as they can — whether it’s $1 or more,” said Perry, an administrative manager, who is also the campaign ambassador for her department. “If they can find money to give, anyone at should be able to.”

In addition to her time, Perry also donates money to the campaign. She gives to the American Cancer Society and one of the organizations for Alzheimer’s research.

“My son was diagnosed with oral cancer at age 36, and by the age of 37, he died from lung, liver and brain cancer,” she said. “My mother died from Alzheimer’s, and my older brother is now battling the disease. I give because my donations and the donations of others might lead to the cure for one of these diseases.”   

As of Nov. 7, the campaign, which will come to a close on Nov. 30, has raised $162,484 toward this year’s goal of $325,000. 

Faculty and staff are invited to make donations through TechWorks where they can elect to set up a payroll deduction or make a one-time credit or debit card payment. 

There is also be a pay-by-check/cash option. Checks should be provided to unit ambassadors or to Hope Wilson, campaign chair. Although the other methods are preferred, cash donations are accepted at Tech’s Bursar’s Office in Lyman Hall.

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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
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  • Created On: Nov 12, 2012 - 10:36am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:13pm