Tech Wins Governor's Cup for Charitable Contributions

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For the 10th consecutive year, Georgia Tech employees have been recognized for their generosity through the State Charitable Contributions Program.

The Institute received the 2017 Governor’s Cup, awarded annually to the state institution with the highest average contribution per employee in the statewide fundraising endeavor. Tech’s average contribution was $308. 

“We are happy to have won again this year,” said Campaign Chair Leanne West, chief engineer for pediatric technologies and chief innovation officer in the Pediatric Technology Center. “The team worked really hard to make sure as many people as possible knew about the campaign. It really makes me proud to be part of such a giving community.” 

In addition to winning the Governor’s Cup, Tech won the Governor’s Award for the highest level of participation, with 20 percent of employees contributing to the campaign. The Institute also won an award for the largest increase in total contributions; this year’s total contribution of $393,460.96 reflects a 10 percent increase since last year. This year’s campaign donation total broke an Institute record, previously set in 2014, and surpassed the campus goal of raising $375,000 by nearly $20,000.

Georgia Tech has won the Governor’s Cup 15 out of the past 17 years for state agencies or universities with 1,001–9,000 employees. A total of 1,279 people donated to the Campaign, which supports more than 1,300 worthy causes including support for cancer research, aid to families in need, and food for animals housed in shelters.  

For the upcoming year, Tech’s Charitable Campaign will be chaired by Chris Burke of Government and Community Relations. Bill Todd of the Scheller College of Business will be the co-chair for operations.

The State Charitable Contributions Program begins each fall and encourages employees to give via payroll deduction or through one-time gifts. Learn more at


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