Philanthropy Week

Oglethorpe University students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrate Gratitude and Giving during a week of programs and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of philanthropy. Programs include a Gratitude Garden (pictured above), Alumni Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, the launch of the Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign, Student Service Projects and more. Please check our events page for more information and specific dates.

“The health and well-being of every member of the Oglethorpe community.”
-Richard Bakare ’03

“I am thankful for the many opportunities Oglethorpe has given and will continue to give me.”
-Olumeka Mejeidu ’21

“I’m thankful for so many opportunities to give back at Oglethorpe.”
-Michael Woods ’21

“We are thankful for the love of our friends and family.”
-OU Student Ambassadors

“I am grateful for the amazing faculty at Oglethorpe who are continuing to provide an education (remotely) for our students.”
-Barb Henry ’85

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work at my Alma Mater and see the new generations of Petrels grow and thrive!”
-Kathryn Henderson ’17

“I am thankful for the donors who are the reason for my scholarships.”
-Natalia ’19

“I’m so grateful I met my husband, Joe Shelton, at Oglethorpe University and my AMAZING sorority sisters, Linda, Archella, Fran, Jenny and Jill (aka “The Supper Club”). Couldn’t have survived life or 2020 without y’all!!!”
-Andrea Shelton ’91

“OU students, faculty, staff, volunteers and all of their families.”
-Ashish Narayan Thakur ’99

“I am grateful for a quality liberal arts education that started the expansion of my world view. And for meeting my husband!”
-Charis Andrews Hanberry ’98

“Grateful for long-term young friendships with professionals who supported my company Pour Entertainment with their service-based small businesses. Francesca F. ’08 (Cesca Unlimited, CEO), Kyle P. ’09 (FLIdP, CEO), Jennifer R. ’10 (Phoenix Arising Consulting, CEO), Malika W. ’09 (ChopArt) and several others. Also thankful for Mary Rinaldi W. and the Alumni department for sharing my small business with OUR community!”
-Chris Harvin ’08

“I am grateful for the education I received while at Oglethorpe and all that I continue to receive from Oglethorpe including wonderful friends, amazing connections and great memories!”
-Emily Heend ’07

“I am immensely grateful that I got to study abroad while at OU, and subsequently left the US to study, work and live in many other wonderful countries. I’m so grateful for all the people I know around the World.”
-Katherine Peavy ’92

“I am grateful for our beautiful campus.”

“I am grateful for donors who provide scholarships to deserving students.”

“I am most appreciative of the many leadership opportunities I have been given at OU.”

“I am thankful for my family for supporting my college education at OU.”

“I am thankful for the many friends I have made during my years at Oglethorpe.”