Georgia Southern Is Majestic

Our University is on an upward trajectory, reaching for greater heights in education and community impact. Just as the bald eagle soars above the coastal South, Georgia Southern is rising, expanding its horizons, elevating the futures of our region and its people.

Central to Georgia Southern’s momentum is the unwavering support from philanthropists like you. Your continuing partnership is essential to our ascent.

Together We Soar, The Campaign for Georgia Southern University, is more than just a campaign, it’s a testament to our collective ambition. We aim to be as integral to the educational, community, and economic fabric of our region as the eagle, live oaks and pines are to its natural landscape.

Join us in this journey. With your support, there’s no limit to how high Georgia Southern can soar.

$125,000,000

goal

$97,866,410

raised

15,523

donors

Welcome from Our University President

Thanks to partners like you, Georgia Southern is healthy, in motion, and improving every day!  

We are strong because we articulate a single vision for Georgia Southern: “People. Purpose. Action. Growing ourselves to grow others.” We are growing because we prioritize student success. We are thriving because we cultivate the distinctiveness of our campuses and support our communities in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville. Today, we are asking you to join us as we fuel our rising momentum and elevate our University.

We have set forth four priorities within the Together We Soar campaign:

  1. Empower Student Success
  2. Advance Teaching and Public Impact Research
  3. Elevate Athletics
  4. Enrich Campuses and Community Vibrancy

Georgia Southern will soar when we support these goals together. 

We take your trust in us as the premier University of the coastal region seriously. We ask you to continue to believe in Georgia Southern so we can soar for every student, soar in stature and soar to meet the challenges and opportunities of the day. 

Please join us.

Dr. Kyle Marrero
President

Now Is the Time to Soar

Dear Friends,

There’s an anonymous saying that fits our campaign: “The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago, and the second-best time to plant a tree is now.”

Our University’s successes have skyrocketed: in the classroom, on three campuses, in the communities where we operate, and in the hearts and minds of people we impact. Georgia Southern plays a critical role in the economic growth and transformation of Southeast Georgia. You, our supporters, have made our achievements possible by providing Georgia Southern with resources—beyond what the State can provide—to build a significant margin of excellence. 

Our University is ready to soar to an even higher level. New companies and people are moving to the region, the ports are thriving, and the need for research to serve our local communities grows. We are focused on how Georgia Southern will continue to lead and grow in tandem with Southeast Georgia.

Now is the time to build on our successes and secure a strong legacy for Georgia Southern in the 21st Century. We hope you will join us in shaping our University and the region by supporting Together We Soar – The Campaign for Georgia Southern.

Leonard Bevill
Campaign Co-Chair

Mike Sanders
In Memoriam

Welcome from Our University President

Thanks to partners like you, Georgia Southern is healthy, in motion, and improving every day!  

We are strong because we articulate a single vision for Georgia Southern: “People. Purpose. Action. Growing ourselves to grow others.” We are growing because we prioritize student success. We are thriving because we cultivate the distinctiveness of our campuses and support our communities in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville. Today, we are asking you to join us as we fuel our rising momentum and elevate our University.

We have set forth four priorities within the Together We Soar campaign:

  1. Empower Student Success
  2. Advance Teaching and Public Impact Research
  3. Elevate Athletics
  4. Enrich Campuses and Community Vibrancy

Georgia Southern will soar when we support these goals together. 

We take your trust in us as the premier University of the coastal region seriously. We ask you to continue to believe in Georgia Southern so we can soar for every student, soar in stature and soar to meet the challenges and opportunities of the day. 

Please join us.

Dr. Kyle Marrero
President

Now is the time to soar.

Dear Friends,

There’s an anonymous saying that fits our campaign: “The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago, and the second-best time to plant a tree is now.”

Our University’s successes have skyrocketed: in the classroom, on three campuses, in the communities where we operate, and in the hearts and minds of people we impact. Georgia Southern plays a critical role in the economic growth and transformation of Southeast Georgia. You, our supporters, have made our achievements possible by providing Georgia Southern with resources—beyond what the State can provide—to build a significant margin of excellence. 

Our University is ready to soar to an even higher level. New companies and people are moving to the region, the ports are thriving, and the need for research to serve our local communities grows. We are focused on how Georgia Southern will continue to lead and grow in tandem with Southeast Georgia.

Now is the time to build on our successes and secure a strong legacy for Georgia Southern in the 21st Century. We hope you will join us in shaping our University and the region by supporting Together We Soar – The Campaign for Georgia Southern.

Leonard Bevill
Campaign Co-Chair

Mike Sanders
Campaign Co-Chair

Our Priorities

empower

Student Success

  • Stimulate learning for all by recruiting high-achieving students by growing merit-based scholarship endowment
  • Increase student access to enroll, experience the full breath of Georgia Southern, and graduate debt-free through need-based scholarships for tuition and to bridge the gap for related expenses
  • Promote inclusive excellence and career readiness through multi-cultural, high-impact opportunities like study abroad, internships, externships, and research
advance

Teaching and Public Impact Research

  • Meet regional economic needs through public impact research by expanding programs and partnerships
  • Increase faculty expertise and department productivity by endowing faculty positions within defined growth areas
  • Increase research capacity by acquiring high-tech equipment
elevate

Athletics

  • Attract and retain elite student-athletes by providing robust, competitive packages within our 17 NCAA Division I programs through endowed scholarships
  • Position our student-athletes to compete at the highest level through excellent facilities
  • Boosting the Competitive Excellence Fund to recruit and retain the best coaching staff
enrich

Campuses and Community Vibrancy

  • Improve the communities surrounding our three campuses through education, leadership, and innovation by partnering University students and programs with local organizations and businesses
  • Teach about local wildlife by endowing the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center
  • Improve our campuses by leveraging State and philanthropic support to preserve, build, and renovate key spaces