About Us

The Georgia State University Foundation

The Georgia State University Foundation has played a critical role in the emergence of Georgia State University as a leading public research university.  The foundation and its donors are important sources of operating, endowment and capital funds. Recent accomplishments of the foundation include:

  • Renovation of the Rialto complex and the construction of the Helen Aderhold Learning Center and the Parker H. Petit Science Center
  • Administration of more than 300 endowed scholarships and 160 endowed professorships and chairs
  • More than $20 million in funding for the university in fiscal year 2011
  • Over $86 million the past five years in funds raised on behalf of the university from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations
  • Asset management of more than $420 million, including $81 million in endowment funds at the end of fiscal year 2010

The foundation was chartered as a Georgia non-profit corporation in 1958 and is recognized by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as a “cooperative organization” supporting Georgia State.

The foundation's board of trustees, a significant reservoir of leadership and talent, is composed of business and philanthropic leaders, both alumni and friends, from Georgia and across the nation.

The Georgia State University Foundation is a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

P.O. Box 3963  |  Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3963  |  (404) 413-3402