The Georgia Tech Athletic Association has set a goal of raising $125 million over a 3-year period:
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020
These critical funds will not only continue to develop Everyday Champions, they will launch the Yellow Jackets toward new heights of excellence and innovation while helping us strengthen key areas and target strategic priorities in a fashion true to our Georgia Tech DNA – with determined spirit, minus excess and frills.
Georgia Tech student-athletes excel in competition - that's what got them onto a Division I team roster. Still, win or lose, they have other talents that must be developed and other achievements that should be celebrated.
This culture of Everyday Champions - built through the combination of Winning + the Institute + the Total Person Program - is Georgia Tech's true differentiator.
As the 2021 year takes shape, it remains important that Georgia Tech Athletics have the ability to be nimble and react quickly to ever-changing landscape. Unrestricted gifts to the Athletic Director's Initiative Fund can be used at the discretion of the Director of Athletics to address unexpected critical needs as they arise.
In any given year, a number of improvements outside the scope of standard operations can be made immediately to support innovation and excellence in Georgia Tech's athletics programs. The AD's Initiative Fund also give the Director of Athletics the flexibility to address these needs in real time.
The top priority for annual gifts, the Athletic Scholarship Fund is essential to obtaining a winning combination of athletic and academic excellence. Endowment distributions cover less than one-third of annual scholarship costs. The Athletic Scholarship Fund provides direct support for student-athlete scholarships and helps bridge the gap between endowment income and scholarship costs.
Donors can fund an Everyday Champions scholarship by pledging the cost of an full annual scholarship over a four-year period, and receive the opportunity to meet and nurture a personal relationship with their scholarship recipient.
The goal for the 2021 Giving Year for the Athletic Scholarship Fund is $2.25 million.
Gifts to Georgia Tech sports programs help each of Georgia Tech's 17 teams develop student-athletes by having a direct impact on the daily operations of their team and enhancing the student-athlete experience.
Restricted gifts to Georgia Tech athletic teams fund additional expenses that are not typically within the particular program's operating budget. Examples include new technologies, upgraded and enhanced nutrition, international trips or expanded recruiting. Gifts to a specific sport can also earn benefits and recognition unique to your favorite team.