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Alumni and friends can assist the ABAC student scholarship program during Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1.

TIFTON — Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1 could become the most generous day of giving in the 112-year history of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

“Because of COVID-19, many students and their families are facing financial hardships,” Ric Stewart, the Annual Giving and Development Coordinator for ABAC, said. “It has been inspiring to see the generosity of ABAC alumni and the members of our community as they have come together to meet the unprecedented needs of our students.”

Stewart said the goal for the Giving Tuesday campaign is $100,000. All gifts to the ABAC Foundation between now and then will count toward the goal.

The theme of ABAC’s Giving Tuesday celebration is “Better Together.” Alumni and students are encouraged to think about the friendships they made during their time at ABAC.

“This time of year is a wonderful time to make a donation to the ABAC Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend you made at ABAC, or a family member who also attended ABAC,” Stewart said.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year on Giving Tuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet.

Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes in which they believe. In just seven years, Giving Tuesday has radically changed how we think about generosity and showed how communities everywhere can create change.

Stewart said ABAC alumni and friends can support the mission of the ABAC Foundation from anywhere in the world.

Donors can give online at www.abac.edu/giveback. Contributions also will be accepted by mail at ABAC, Box 13, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Ga., 31793 or by phone at (229) 391-4897.

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