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Update: A Day for Southern Soars to Record Donations

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Georgia Southern University alumni, faculty, staff and supporters in Statesboro and Bulloch county made history Tuesday during the 40th annual A Day for Southern by donating a record $2,111,160 during the annual fundraising campaign.

The Georgia Southern University Foundation will use that money for academics, athletics, scholarships, faculty and staff along with community resources including the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Southern Museum and the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center.

The $2.1 million total was revealed Tuesday night during a celebration at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

Supporters of 'A Day for Southern' have given more than a million dollars annually to the University for 16 consecutive years.

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Georgia Southern University's 'A Day for Southern' campaign, a one-day fund-raising effort involving the Statesboro and Bulloch County communities, is now underway.

The campaign, currently in its 40th year, benefits academics, scholarships, athletics, faculty/staff and community resources such as the Georgia Southern Museum, Performing Arts Center and Center for Wildlife Education.

Supporters of 'A Day for Southern' have given more than a million dollars to the University for 15 consecutive years.

This year's campaign began at 8 this morning with a kick off breakfast. University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., and Phyllis Thompson, A Day for Southern Community Chair, started the day collecting donations.

It concludes at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center with a celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the total from A Day for Southern being revealed at 6 p.m.

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