MGA receives $1.5M from Peyton Anderson Foundation for Macon enrollment services center

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:45 AM
Category: Pressroom

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On July 16, 2018, the Peyton Anderson Foundation ( announced a gift of $1.5 million to Middle Georgia State University, payable over two years, to help fund the construction of a new enrollment services center. The facility, to be built on the Macon campus, will support enrollment across the University.

The gift was the single largest grant awarded by the Peyton Anderson Foundation in its current round of giving, and is one of the largest gifts ever granted to the University in its history.

The proposed 8,000-square-foot campus center will be a key resource in helping prospective, incoming and current students navigate the process of applying to college, securing financial aid, meeting with academic advisors, registering for classes and exploring professional career options, all within one central space.

University President Christopher Blake said, “This extraordinary gift from the Peyton Anderson Foundation will enable Middle Georgia State University to create a first-rate facility, one focused on serving the needs of our most important stakeholders: students aspiring to achieve a college education.”

The grant will pay for roughly half of the construction expenses for the new Center. The Middle Georgia State University Foundation will be working to secure the remaining funds before construction begins.

“As the University for Maconites and middle Georgians who build their lives and livelihoods in this region, we are committed to providing career-building, life-enriching degrees that allow and encourage graduates to strengthen their both families and their communities,” said Blake. “This gift allows the University to make significant progress toward providing a place and experience to ensure access to that opportunity.”