Tech Wins Governor’s Cup for Ninth Year Running

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For the ninth consecutive year, Georgia Tech has been recognized for the giving spirit of its employees through the State Charitable Contributions Program.

Georgia Tech received the 2016 Governor’s Cup, awarded annually to the state institution with the highest average contribution per employee in the statewide fundraising endeavor.

Joe Hughes, 2016 campaign chair, and Leanne West, 2017 campaign chair, attended the annual awards ceremony on June 9.

“I want to express my great appreciation to everyone within the Georgia Tech community who contributed or pledged and, specifically, acknowledge each of you who worked to make this campaign a success,” said Hughes, professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Because the Georgia Tech community cares, there are many children, adults, and families throughout Georgia who are being helped to live healthier, safer, and better lives.”

This year, 1,135 individuals contributed or pledged a total of $351,604. This is the second-highest total fundraising amount for the annual campaign. 

Tech employees gave to 390 charitable organizations. Top recipients were the American Cancer Society, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Georgia Tech has won the Governor’s Cup 14 out of the past 16 years for state agencies or universities with 1,001–9,000 employees. The annual campaign collects donations for nonprofits and charitable organizations that serve communities all over the state. All state entities, including University System of Georgia (USG) schools, participate in the annual fundraiser.

Learn more about the annual charitable campaign at



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