All donations go directly to support resources benefiting current student-athletes through scholarships, mission-based activity, and discretionary improvements. Growth in the following areas allows other GTAA revenues to be distributed to additional areas of need.
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.
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 TECH Fund is the per-seat contribution* program for preferred seats for Georgia Tech Football and Men's Basketball. TECH Fund donors enjoy access to the best areas in Bobby Dodd Stadium and McCamish Pavilion as well as the benefits of being a season ticket member.
*As of January 1, 2018, contributions to the TECH Fund are no longer considered tax deductible in accordance with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Annual funds for Men's Basketball and Football come from small, but impactful core donor support groups, allowing these programs to have access to discretionary dollars in order to move quickly and efficiently in recruiting, coaching, and graduating championship student-athletes.
If you have interest in becoming a donor at top-level support with exclusive access to coaches and team events, please call the A-T Fund at 404-894-5414.