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GRU faculty and staff give big for IGRU

It’s safe to say GRU faculty and staff have more than risen to the challenge set forth by last year’s IGRU campaign.

So far, we have surpassed our goal of $325,000 by raising a total of $326,519.09 – a 24 percent increase in giving from this time last year.

On Friday, Sept. 11 faculty and staff celebrated that success with a sweet treat from Kona Ice. The Community portion of the campaign kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 17 with a luncheon at the Augusta Country Club and will continue through Oct. 9.

Still want to give? There are plenty of ways left to contribute. From now until the end of the IGRU campaign, you  can still make a gift at giving.gru.edu/IGRU.

You can also give by joining us at one of the following events:

GRUB for GRU  – Thursday, Sept. 24
IGRU Alumni BBQ & Celebration – Friday, Oct. 9
Jaguar Jaunt 5K – Saturday, Oct. 10

In the meantime, if you’re thinking about giving, enjoy this special message from President Brooks Keel.

Grub for GRU on Sept. 24

Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 is GRUB for GRU Day in Augusta.

Please make plans to eat at local participating restaurants on September 24 and 10% of all proceeds that day will be given back to our university as part of the IGRU campaign.

Get more info at https://giving.gru.edu/participating-grub-restaurants

Participating Restaurants include:

Ø  PeachWave Frozen Yogurt

Ø  FatMan’s Café

Ø  Firehouse Subs (Walton Way)

Ø  Buffalo Wild Wings

Ø  Wild Wings Café

Ø  Yo Pizza

Ø  Belair Doughnuts

Ø  Subway (Central Ave)

Ø  Beamie’s at the River

Ø  Pita Pit

Ø  Farmhaus Burger

Ø  Craft & Vine

Ø  Sunrise Grill (North Augusta)

Ø  Village Deli

Ø  Mellow Mushroom (Downtown)

Ø  Shane’s Rib Shack

Ø  Soy Noodle House

Ø  Atlanta Bread Company

Ø  Wifesaver (Furys Ferry and North Leg Rd)

Ø  The Pizza Joint (Downtown)

We look forward to seeing everyone eating out this Thursday as we all GRUB for GRU!

Register now for the Jaguar Jaunt

Whether you’re training for a marathon, looking for competition or just interested in a family-friendly run, join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 for the 2015 Jaguar Jaunt 5K.

Part of the IGRU campaign, this run will help support the areas of greatest need within the Georgia Regents University system.

Race registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Maxwell House on the Summerville Campus. The race itself starts at 8 a.m.

GRU student registration is $15. For the rest of the community, registration is $25 before Oct. 4 and $30 from Oct.4 to race day. All forms of registration include a race t-shirt.

For more information, including a link to register online, visit the Jaguar Jaunt site by clicking here.

IGRU: Community Giving

We started off strong, but let’s keep the momentum going!

This year’s IGRU kickoff events brought in more than $250,000, which is up 20 percent from last year’s first-day total, but we’re not done yet.

Come join us for a “sweet treat” to celebrate our success so far, this Friday, September 11 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Summerville campus, main entrance
  • Heath Sciences campus, corner of 15th and Harper Streets and the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons lawn

Still need motivation? How about a new video to really drive the message home?


IGRU kickoff raises over $250,000

160x90_IGRU_button_GReportThe IGRU kickoff last week was an overwhelming success, with first-day totals up 20 percent from last year.

After each kick off event, faculty and staff contributed $253,310.51 toward the $325,000 goal.

Special accolades go to the following five departments, which had 100 percent participation: the Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant Programs in the College of Allied Health Sciences, the Maxwell Theatre, Career Services and the Office of Advancement.

Over the next several weeks, faculty and staff who have made an IGRU gift are encouraged to wear their blue IGRU T-shirts as part of IGRU T-Shirt Fridays, which will continue until Friday, Sept. 11.