Give Today. Transform Tomorrow.

Why Give

Want to make an impact on our world and create a better tomorrow? There’s no better investment than supporting the research and education of engineers. Join us to enrich the student experience, foster excellence in research and improve lives worldwide. Now is the time to build on the momentum with the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. We invite you to support our bright students and outstanding faculty who are ready to take on the today’s challenges and create a better tomorrow. However you choose to support the school, your gift of any size will make a meaningful difference- one that will only grow with time.

How Your Gift Helps Students

Generous donors like you are shaping students’ lives through critical support and equipping classrooms and laboratories with cutting-edge technology and industry-leading faculty and staff.

Our goal is to ensure that students continue to have access to a remarkable education as well as numerous opportunities outside of the classroom to prepare them for their future careers. Access to maker spaces and competition centers as well as research opportunities and tutoring would not be possible without you. With your help, we can empower students to reach their full potential and change the world.

Merit- and need-based undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships ensure that no qualified student misses out on a Georgia Tech education. You can endow a scholarship or fellowship with a minimum gift of $25,000.

How Your Gift Supports Faculty Excellence

Woodruff faculty are among the world’s top researchers, driving innovation and growth in mechanical engineering. But they also play another critical role: educating future entrepreneurs, researchers, leaders, and innovators- the changemakers who will transform our economies and improve our communities.

As we deal with rising costs, decreasing state support, and limits on tuition increases, academic deans and chairs are challenged to raise support, to keep technology up-to-date, finance research, and recruit and retain bright new faculty members. With increased support to recruit outstanding faculty, the Woodruff School can attract the best academic scholars and teachers.

How Your Gift Helps Your Community

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines, and plays a significant role solving some of the biggest global challenges facing humanity, like climate change, cyber security, ageing populations, food, clean water and energy. With the support of our alumni, corporate partners, foundations and friends we collectively work together to advance technology and change our communities and the world.

Ways to Give

Gifts to the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. Many individuals also contribute using planned gifts, including, but not limited to: charitable remainder trusts, lead trusts, and gift annuities; the pooled income fund; bequest provisions; and life insurance. These are all excellent ways to benefit Georgia Tech and the Woodruff School while fulfilling philanthropic goals and possibly achieving financial planning or tax benefits.

Transforming Tomorrow: The Campaign for Georgia Tech

Over the next five years, with the support of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations, Georgia Tech can secure the resources that will help us achieve the most ambitious goals in our history. This campaign will build a foundation for advancing the Institute and its impact — on people’s lives, on the way we work together to create innovative solutions, and on our world — for decades to come.


Contact Us

Jaimie Hayes

Jaimie Hayes
Senior Director of Development
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
O: 404-385-8345