THE FLATS – Gifts and commitments to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Georgia Tech athletics’ fundraising arm, totaled a record-setting $53.5 million for the 2019 fiscal year, GT athletics announced on Friday.
The $53.5 million raised from July 2018-June 2019 far exceeded the A-T Fund’s previous single-year record of $46 million, set in FY 2000. Single-year giving to the A-T Fund hadn’t surpassed $30 million since 2009.
Giving for facilities, spurred by Athletics Initiative 2020, accounted for $32.3 million of the $53.5 million raised, while gifts for current operations topped $15 million and commitments to endowed scholarships neared $6 million. Even if the $32.3 million raised for facilities weren’t included in the tally, the remaining $21.2 million raised in FY 2019 would rank as the 12th-most successful year in A-T Fund history.
“On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, our student-athletes and our staff, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the record-breaking year for the A-T Fund,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury said. “The phenomenal support of our donors makes it possible for our Everyday Champions to compete at the highest level of athletics while succeeding in the classroom and preparing to change the world.”
AI 2020 has exceeded $90 million towards its goal of raising $125 million by Dec. 31, 2020. For more information on AI 2020, visit ramblinwreck.com/2020, and to learn more about the A-T Fund, visit atfund.org.
ACC Network has launched!
The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports that launched on Aug. 22, 2019. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including approximately 40 football games (beginning with Georgia Tech’s 2019 season opener at Clemson on Aug. 29), as well as 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.
Don’t get shut out! For more information and to learn if your cable/satellite/digital provider is carrying the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com. Georgia Tech fans whose cable/satellite/digital providers aren’t carrying the ACC Network are urged to contact their providers and ask for the ACC Network to be a part of their subscription.
2019 GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Thanks to the excitement surrounding new head coach Geoff Collins and the great value of 2019 season tickets (reserved seats for seven home games – including the regular-season finale vs. archrival Georgia – beginning at $219 and Stinger Mobile Passes starting at just $149), Georgia Tech has already sold more season tickets than it did for all of 2018. For more information and to purchase season tickets online, visit ramblinwreck.com/footballtickets.