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Employees Honored For 1.2 Million in Donations to Annual State Charitable Contributions Program

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Atlanta — April 11, 2006

Nine University System of Georgia institutions have been recognized by the Georgia Merit System with awards for employee participation in the state’s annual State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP).

University System employees contributed $1.2 million to designated charities during the 2005-2006 state agencies’ campaign. Contributions from all state employees totaled $2.5 million.

“We are proud of the consistent manner in which University System employees give back to the communities they serve,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr.” We appreciate this recognition by the Governor’s office and the State Merit System of our employees’ financial commitment to helping others.”

University System institutions received four of the top five Governor’s Cup awards in the latest charitable campaign, and also were recognized with Commissioner’s Awards in four categories.

The Governor’s Cup (the highest award) winners and their categories of recognition are as follows:

  • Highest contribution per employee: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (1-100 employees), Armstrong Atlantic State University (501-1,000 employees), Georgia State University (1,001-9,000 employees), and the University of Georgia (9,001 employees and up).
  • Largest increase in contributions: the University of Georgia (an increase of $122,691 in contributions from the 2004-2005 campaign).
  • Highest level of employee participation: Atlanta Metropolitan College (100 percent participation).

The four Commissioner’s Award winners and their recognition categories are as follows:

  • Highest contribution per employee: East Georgia College (1-100 employees), Georgia Highlands College (101-500 employees), Georgia College & State University (501-1,000 employees), and Georgia Institute of Technology (1,001-9,000 employees).

The State Charitable Contributions Program offers state government employees an annual opportunity to help thousands of Georgia families and non-profit organizations.Employees may contribute to more than 1,200 local charitable organizations by payroll deductions or lump-sum payments.

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