Middle Georgia State University Earns State Charitable Campaign Honors


June 14, 2016

Middle Georgia State University earned the 2016 Commissioner’s Award in recognition of employee donations through the State Charitable Contributions Program.


The Commissioner’s Award is runner-up to the Governor’s Cup, the highest award given. MGA was recognized in the 500-1000 employee category as the runner-up for the highest contribution per employee population.


Dr. Sumitra Himangshu of MGA’s School of Education chaired Middle Georgia State’s 2016 State Charitable Contributions Program campaign.


The State Charitable Contributions Program is a benefit for state of Georgia and University System employees to contribute to the charities of their choice through payroll deduction or one-time donations. There are 130,000 employees who can participate and more than a thousand charities are available for designating pledges. Each independent charity or federation of charities has been certified by the program to be responsible, effective and upstanding.


Just in the last 18 years, state of Georgia and University System employees have contributed more than $33 million to support a cause of their choice.


Photo: Dr. Sumitra Himangshu, chair of Middle Georgia State University’s 2016 State Charitable Contributions Program campaign, shown with the Commissioner’s Award plaque.