Giving Day

Giving Day

Dalton State’s fourth annual Giving Day is an occasion for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and individuals and businesses in the community to come together in a strong show of support for the college and the good things going on here. 

Donors may give to one of these Giving Day priorities or to any campus area that means the most to them. Please consider making a gift on or before Giving Day – Thursday, October 19 – so you and your gift will be counted in the overall results.

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2023 Giving Day Priorities

Roadrunner trail system (RTS)

The RTS is a popular hiking experience on campus and open to the community. Beginning and experienced hikers can enjoy the 2.5 miles of interconnected trails that are suitable for all ages. Resources will be used to continue the expansion of a fourth trail, nearly doubling the length of the system. 

Roadrunner Student emergency fund

The Roadrunner Student Emergency Fund supports students who are experiencing a severe financial need. Examples include emergency medical bills, overdue utility bills reaching a disconnect notice, homelessness. Funds will be used to support students through these difficult times and help mitigate a negative impact on the student’s academic success. 

Wright School of Business Technology Fund

The WSOB technology fund enhances the student learning experience with the newest technology that ensures business students are workplace ready when they graduate.

Turtle Assurance Colony

This Giving Day priority has a challenge donor who will match all gifts up to $5,000 for this unique research and teaching habitat where endangered turtle species from around the world are cultivated for release back into the wild.

Tony Ingle Memorial Basketball Scholarship

Celebrate a player on 1970s-era Roadrunner basketball teams who returned as men’s basketball head coach in 2013 and led his team to the 2015 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

Dalton State Athletics Hall of Fame

The first class will be inducted in 2024-2025, and will honor players and coaches of distinction and major impact in their sport or Roadrunner Athletics as a whole.

School of Education GAP Fund

Support students with financial need who must access major-related assessments, databases and other expense-related activities.

School of Health Professions Technology Fund

Technology in the medical field is ever advancing. It is important we provide specialized and sophisticated equipment upgrades that position students for professional success in the medical field.