First to Finish

160% of 30 Donor goal
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Every Oglethorpe student deserves a chance to soar! First generation students face enormous barriers when striving to get an education. Many have to choose between basic human needs and paying an outstanding tuition bill…

That’s why we’re launching First to Finish.

First to Finish is an Oglethorpe University initiative that promotes social mobility for first generation college students.

By supporting First to Finish, you are helping lighten the financial load, which is one of the main reasons many first generation students do not finish college. Our goal is to have an impact for as many students in need as possible so we can see them make it to commencement.

Will you join us today in supporting First to Finish? Gifts of all sizes make a difference.

Note, if you prefer to mail a check, please send to:

Oglethorpe University

Office of Development

4484 Peachtree Rd, NE

Atlanta, GA 30319

First to Finish Update

Good Morning, 

Thanks for all your support thus far for our First to Finish campaign! Thank you to everyone who has funded, shared, and gotten involved – we are so grateful for your support!

We want to keep you posted on what we have accomplished so far:

We have reached 53% of our 30 donor goal! And thanks to two generous donors over the weekend, we raised $1,025 for first generation students at Oglethorpe University!

Right now, we have 19 days left in the campaign and we still need to have 14 more donors make a gift of any size to reach our goal! We are determined to meet and hopefully even exceed our goal, but we can’t do it without you. Please consider sharing our campaign on to as many people as you can and help us get the rest of the way there.

Thank you for everything!


Maura Springstead '18, Philanthropy and Digital Appeals Specialist

1076 days ago by Maura Springstead

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