Annual ‘A Day for Southern Campaign’ Raises More Than $1.275 Million
Georgia Southern University’s ‘A Day for Southern’ campaign, a one-day fund-raising effort involving the Statesboro and Bulloch County communities, has raised $1,275,989 in 2009. The amount is the third largest total raised in the campaign’s 36 year history.
Bulloch County’s business and professional community along with Georgia Southern University faculty and staff donated more than $1 million to the University for the 12th straight year.
“It is truly amazing and just another example of the kind of relationship that our community and University have built during our 103 years of working together,” said Georgia Southern President Bruce Grube. ‘Given the difficult economy, the show of support for the University and its students by the Statesboro and Bulloch County community has been incredible.”
The annual ‘A Day for Southern’ campaign helps meet the needs that state funds do not cover. Proceeds go to the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc. and the Eagle Fund to support both academic and athletic programs at the University.