We Met the Craigie Challenge!
In the fall of 2014, Alumna Kay Craigie (BA ‘68) initiated a fundraising challenge to raise money for the Philosophy Student Support Fund. And, thanks to many generous donors, we have met the challenge! We raised $5,000 and Mrs. Craigie matched that amount, two for one. Thus $15,000 will go to an endowment to support academically successful philosophy students who face financial barriers to realizing their dreams. On behalf those future students, the Department extends a heart-felt thanks to Ms. Craigie!
As a freshman in 1964, Kay Craigie began her academic career when Georgia State was a commuter college with only two buildings. At a price that her middle-class parents could afford, Mrs. Craigie says she received an excellent education. In her long and varied career, she has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park; Cabrini College and at a local high school in Radnor, PA. In addition, she became a member of the American Radio Relay League and in January 2014, won her third term as President. Mrs. Craigie credits being a philosophy major as having a major impact in her life. She states that it helped develop her abilities in critical thinking and to argue a point of view, which she still uses to this day. As Mrs. Craigie says, “Philosophy helps you see the ____ before you step in it.”
We met the challenge, but you can still donate to the Philosophy Student Support Fund. Gifts can be made in two ways:
Online at https://netcommunity.gsu.edu/make-a-gift with notes to choose OTHER as the Designation and then type Philosophy Student Support Fund or the fund number 020306.
By Check – check should be made out to the GSU Foundation with Philosophy Student Support Fund written in the memo line.
Mail check to: GSU Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3963
Atlanta, GA 30302-3963
If you have any questions, please contact Hope Carter, Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences, at [email protected] or 404-413-5739.