Middle Georgia State University earned the 2016 Commissioner's Award in recognition of employee donations through the State Charitable Contributions Program.
The Commissioner’s Award is runner-up to the Governor’s Cup, the highest award given. MGA was recognized in the 500-1,000 employee category as the runner-up for the highest contribution per employee population.
Sumitra Himangshu of MGA's School of Education chaired Middle Georgia State's 2016 State Charitable Contributions Program campaign.
The program is a way for state of Georgia and University System employees to contribute to the charities of their choice through payroll deduction or one-time donations. There are 130,000 employees who can participate, and more than a thousand charities are available for designating pledges. Just in the last 18 years, state of Georgia and University System employees have contributed more than $33 million to support a cause of their choice.