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The Debianne and Robert Peterman Scholarship: Paying It Forward
Debianne Peterman says she owes her career to Georgia State University and the support she received through scholarship funding. Now, Debianne and her husband, Robert, want to provide that same support to future health care students. They have created a planned gift to the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. More
Alumni Honor Impact of GSU Education With Successful Challenge Grants
Two GSU alumni extended a challenge to their fellow alumni: give back and we will match your gifts. GSU Panthers have responded to the challenge, and more than $30,000 has been raised so far. More
The Passions of Alumnus J. Allen Pool
Sports fan and alumnus J. Allen Poole believes in supporting the things important to him. For Allen, that includes Georgia State University Athletics and a scholarship to help Georgia State accounting students. Allen credits the university with giving him the foundation and network to succeed, and now he is making sure others have the same opportunity. More
Tony Holcombe's Love of History Leads to Planned Gift for Scholarships
The success story of Tony G. Holcombe ('77) begins on the printed page, as a first-generation college student at Georgia State University who loved reading about world history. What he learned through those books helped him understand and connect with diverse cultures in a career on the advancing edge of wireless technology. More
Margaret Andersen Makes Diversity Her Life's Work
Margaret "Maggie" Andersen '70 remembers when female students at Georgia State University were forbidden to wear slacks to class. Today, Andersen is helping this generation challenge social barriers. She and husband Richard Rosenfeld fund the annual Margaret Andersen Scholarship to help an outstanding GSU sociology student pursue graduate education. More
Janet S. and Ronald J. Henry: Banishing a Barrier to Student Access
Former GSU provost Ronald and wife Janet Henry's careers in higher education hinged on receiving financial aid as undergraduates. Their experiences led them to fund a university-wide scholarship at GSU, to address "one of the greatest unmet needs in the country for higher education," Ron says. More
Leaving His Mark on GSU
Barely two years since 103-year-old photography student Ernest G. Welch passed away, his multimillion dollar bequest has forever influenced the future of GSU. More
Academic Justice, Scholarship Link GSU Law Donor and Student
Rebecca White juggles full-time work and classes while pursuing a law degree at GSU, a difficult concept Hugh Welborn is quite familiar with, which led to Rebecca earning the first Hugh W. Welborn Scholarship in Law. More
Georgia State's great diva talks about a charitable gift annuity with the Georgia State University Foundation.
Jim Adams explains why he is making a bequest to Georgia State.
Don Gingrich mixes philanthropy and pleasure.
Ralph Moor: A man with a mission—and how a gift annuity is helping him achieve it.