CAES Student Philanthropy Council

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The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a group comprised of 12 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( CAES) who play an integral role in outreach efforts for the CAES Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The goal of this group is to help build a culture of philanthropy within CAES's student body in order to ensure that our students become engaged and loyal alumni donors.

SPC Activities

SPC members support initiatives including:

  • Ag Dawg Kickoff
  • CAES Alumni Awards Banquet
  • 100 Days 'Til Graduation
  • Delivering Gifts to faculty/staff donors
  • Writing thank-you notes
  • Providing student input to the UGA CAES Alumni Association Board

SPC Member Benefits

SPC members join a wide network of alumni and friends.

  • Make an impact on your college
  • Network with students and alumni
  • Build your resume
  • Gain an inside perspective on fundraising at CAES

SPC Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 28: SPC Booth at Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

Friday, March 29: In-person interviews for 2019-2020 SPC

Saturday, March 30: SPC assist with Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame Ribbon Cutting (Four Towers, 2:00 p.m.)

Monday, April 1: SPC members for 2019-2020 year announced

Monday, April 22: SPC meeting with 2018-2019 and new 2019-2020 members (Four Towers Large Conference Room, 5:15 p.m.)


"The SPC gave me a head start in making professional connections while also showing me various ways to give back to CAES during and after my academic years."
-Sarah Houtsma, '19

“SPC provided me with the opportunity to connect and engage with CAES Alumni who are actively leading the very industry I intend to enter.”
-Jordan DeWitt, '17, '19