Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
ATLANTA—During Georgia State University’s Burning Bright Campaign, the Andrew Young School raised a total of $17.4 million, exceeding its goal of $10 million.
Georgia State also surpassed its goal, earning a total of $322 million—the university’s largest capital campaign to date. Because of this milestone, the multiyear campaign was completed nearly a year early.
The Andrew Young School celebrated the campaign’s success and commitment of its donors with the Burning Bright Celebration in November 2018. The event was held at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta.
The celebration included an announcement of the new Michael and Enid Mescon Endowed Faculty Chair and an acknowledgement of Enid Mescon, who was in attendance. The keynote address was given by Ambassador Andrew Young, who praised the donors for their support. He spoke extensively about Georgia State’s achievements and contributions towards producing students who are prepared to combat diverse political and social challenges.
Reflecting on the Andrew Young School’s contribution to public policy, Ambassador Young gave examples of how the school has produced leaders whose impact has been seen across the nation, but also around the world. “If you want a place in the global economy, come here to get your students,” he said.
Dean Sally Wallace also provided examples of how the school has benefited from the donors’ generosity: “Each year, we graduate close to 600 graduate and undergraduate students in criminal justice, economics, public management and policy, and social work. We teach over 4,000 students a year. Through your philanthropy, 80 AYSPS students have received financial support to finish their degrees, study abroad and take on internships.
“Your support also helps build stronger academic programs by providing us training for staff, developing needed infrastructure, outreach programs and additional research funding,” she said.
Donations from individual and corporate donors are critical to supporting the college’s goals and visions. For that reason, the Andrew Young School works diligently to raise funds throughout the year, seeking not only the support of long-time donors, but also that of first-time donors like new alumni and other community stakeholders.
“We are grateful for all our donors, their generosity, their love of Georgia State and the Andrew Young School, and their continuous support,” said Director of Development Amanda Puche. “We thank them for investing in our students and faculty.”
To learn more about opportunities to support the Andrew Young School through giving, please contact Amanda Puche at firstname.lastname@example.org.