Georgia’s nonprofits are trying another coordinated day of giving Wednesday. Organizers want 10,000 donations at GAGivesDay.org during the 24-hour statewide campaign. And then the site will continue to accept contributions throughout the holiday season.
Gilmer County authorities are accepting donations to help the victims of recent flash floods. Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan said donated goods can be dropped off at Gilmer Fire Station 1 in East Ellijay.
After giving $10 million last year to help fund a building that bears his name, the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison and his family topped that by giving $66 million to the Medical College of Georgia for scholarships. The Medical College of Georgia Foundation accepted the gift this weekend.
The University of West Georgia is launching a sustainable business honors program with the help of a Georgia-based cable and wire manufacturer. Southwire’s $1.1 million gift is the largest in the history of the university’s business school.
The Georgia State University School of Music has received a multimillion-dollar gift to support music students, faculty and programs. The planned gift comes from Atlanta alumna Aileen M. Valianos and her husband Chris. School officials did not specify the amount of the gift.
The Nature Conservancy has bought more than a thousand acres of fire-scorched land and donated it to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The land is on the refuge's northwest edge, where wildfires burned a half million acres in 2007.