Georgia State University Student Organization Receives $10,000 Gift From State Farm
ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, has received a $10,000 gift from State Farm® to expand the organization’s marketing, recruitment and program efforts in the south DeKalb area of metro Atlanta.
The gift is part of a $20 million first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between State Farm and Georgia State that helps students entering the Decatur campus of Perimeter College have a pathway to a more productive future.
The State Farm gift will enable the NLA to expand its local network to the campus through marketing and the recruitment of new members. It will provide internship match funds to supplement student internship stipends and offer free registration to State Farm partner nonprofits to attend NLA’s mini-conferences each semester during the 2017-18 academic year.
“We are thrilled that State Farm has provided us these funds to expand our NLA network to Perimeter College,” said Marcia Jones Cross, NLA campus executive director. “The nonprofit sector is a great pathway for a productive career. We want to provide all of our students with the opportunity to excel in this area.”
The NLA’s mission of strengthening the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce is in line with the goals of the new partnership. NLA members have the opportunity to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential, the only national credential that combines critical skills and knowledge, and practical experience.
Georgia State’s NLA is part of a national network of 40 universities and colleges throughout the country. These educational institutions, in conjunction with the alliance’s national nonprofit partners and certified nonprofit professionals, represent the largest network of its kind in the country.
“State Farm is proud to support Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and its nonprofit work,” said Kristyn Cook-Turner, State Farm area vice president. “Supporting the capacity building of nonprofits is critical to helping assist safer, stronger and smarter communities in the Atlanta metro area. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Andrew Young School’s outreach work and readying students to improve our local communities.”