Thanks to extraordinary support from donors, the Competitive Drive Initiative – a unified endeavor by Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund to accelerate funding for student-athlete scholarships – surpassed $4.8 million raised in the final two months of 2022. With year-end gifts still being processed, the Competitive Drive Initiative has nearly doubled its initial $2.5 million goal, which produces an impact of more than $9.5 million for Tech student-athletes, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from the Georgia Tech Foundation.
Launched on Oct. 27, the Competitive Drive Initiative had an initial goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to Georgia Tech’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31. The Athletic Scholarship Fund is the A-T Fund’s top priority for annual gifts, as it directly provides scholarship funding for Tech student-athletes. In all, more than 1,700 donors contributed to the Competitive Drive Initiative, resulting in the initial $2.5 million fundraising goal being nearly doubled.
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Competitive Drive Initiative Eligibility
To be eligible to receive the Accelerate GT match credit, donors must make “new” gifts to the Athletic Scholarship Fund prior to December 31, 2022. “New gifts” are defined as any dollar amount greater than the amount given to the Athletic Scholarship Fund in the 2022 Giving Year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).
- Donors who made gifts to the Athletic Scholarship Fund during the 2022 Giving Year will be eligible to receive a match on any amount* above their renewal amount.
- Gifts that come from GT family and friends who did not give to the Athletic Scholarship Fund in the 2022 Giving Year will be eligible to receive a matching gift on the total amount* of their donation.
New gifts or commitments to the 2023 Giving Year must be received by December 31, 2022 to be eligible to receive Accelerate GT match credit. A commitment constitutes a pledge for the 2023 Giving Year only, and paid by June 30, 2023.