Charitable Campaign Galvanizes Employee Giving Spirit

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As 14-time winners of the Governor’s Cup, Georgia Tech has a legacy when it comes to the State Charitable Contributions Program.

Tech employees have proven to be a powerhouse when giving to others around the state. This year’s fundraising effort is now underway.

The annual campaign collects donations for nonprofits and charitable organizations that serve communities all over Georgia and beyond. All state entities participate in the annual campaign, including University System of Georgia (USG) schools.

During the 2016 campaign, more than 1,100 employees pledged more than $351,000 to 390 charitable organizations, earning Tech the Governor’s Cup for the ninth consecutive year. The Governor’s Cup is awarded to the state institution with the highest average contribution per employee. Those organizing this year’s campus campaign hope to earn the Cup for a 10th consecutive year (15th total) and build on last year’s success. 

Donations are accepted via payroll deduction on an ongoing basis, or as a one-time donation. For those who choose to give through payroll deduction, the contributions will begin in January 2017. Employees can give to a general fund or choose specific organizations to which they would like to direct their donations. The list of charities is managed by the state of Georgia and changes annually, so new options may be available this year. 

This year’s goal is for 1,500 employees to give a total of $350,000. Employees can give via TechWorks, which is recommended, or a paper pledge form through Tuesday, Nov. 15. To learn more or to set up a donation, visit

For those pledging via TechWorks, the Office of Information Technology advises that TechWorks operates best in Mozilla Firefox (version 47 or earlier), Safari (version 8 or later), and Internet Explorer (version 10 or 11). Users who have issues can review Frequently Asked Questions at


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  • Created By:Kristen Bailey
  • Created:09/27/2016
  • Modified By:Kristen Bailey
  • Modified:09/27/2016