Giving to CED

Your gifts make a difference!


There are many ways to give to the College of Environment and Design. Please select the one that best suits your needs, and do not hesitate to contact the Office of Development for more information or if you would like to give to a specific fund not listed. Your gift is tax deductible, and the entire gift directly benefits the CED.

Please note that annual gifts to the College should not be confused with solicitations made by UGA for the University’s general Georgia Fund. Gifts made to the Georgia Fund assists UGA’s initiatives, apart from CED.IMG_1370

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Online: Click here to make a secure online credit card donation.


Checks should be made payable to the University of Georgia Foundation. On the memo line, write College of Environment and Design. Please attach a note if you would like your gift designated to a specific fund.

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For further information on ways you can directly impact CED and support design education with your donation, please contact:

Jennifer Messer, Director of Development (MHP ’97)
College of Environment and Design
285 Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-4727

Why I Give to CED


Dean Dan Nadenicek, Helen Marshall, and Randy Marshall, who received the CED Legacy Award in 2013.

The College of Environment and Design recently received a generous bequest addition to support two scholarship funds at the College – the Randolph and Helen Marshall Scholarship Fund and the Randolph and Helen Marshall International Travel Fund.

“It is with great honor we have recently made a significant additional trust fund provisions to benefit our scholarship fund created in 1996 to help students complete their education and an international scholarship created in 2013 to inspire future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators to shape one’s learning through understanding and experiencing other cultures.”

Randolph (BLA ’72), is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Medal and presented the Neel Reid Lecture in 2010 and the Legacy Award in 2014. He was inducted in the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, the Phi Kappa Literary/Oratory Society and received the Hubert Owens Scholarship.

Helen is a Cornell University Honor Society graduate in design and landscape architecture. She worked in Finland and New York City and joined the internationally acclaimed firm Randolph Marshall PC Landscape Architects, Architectural and Environmental Planners in 1982.

“We have been blessed with clients who have taken us to design projects in all parts of the world. Infinitely more profound than the sum of the differences, are the likenesses that we all share through life. It opens channels to creativity, intelligence, imagination, clarity, determination, choices and wisdom within us to give our gifts to others.”

“Those who give the most, have the most meaningful life. It is what we do that defines us.”


Rikerrious Geter – Young Alumni (BLA ’16) 

Why did you choose to give to CED?

I chose to give to the CED, because the more resources a college has, the better off it is in facilitating to students the needs of our profession.

How does giving inspire you?

Giving is the greatest feeling ever. No matter if it’s a small donation, or large, just know that you’re contributing to the very individuals who will steward our landscapes in the coming decades.

How have you benefited from others’ gifts/donations while at CED?

Generosity from others have afforded me the opportunity to be a student in the CED, something I wouldn’t be if not for the many donations the college has received. Thank you CED Donors!

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Sydney Thompson, Young Alumni (BLA ’13)

I chose to give to the CED because I will never be able to give back to them what they (and the University of Georgia) gave to me – a wonderful education, a lifelong group of friends, and experiences that will never be forgotten.

I was fortunate enough to be on the Zell Miller scholarship throughout my college career, and have parents who were able to support me financially while I was in college. However, not everyone has those luxuries. College is extremely expensive, and giving, even just a little, allows me to help others in the CED reach the goals that I have already achieved.

Donating to the CED lets me show pride in my college and shows the students and staff that I believe in what they are doing there. While in school, I saw so many people benefitting from the gifts of alumni. From all of the scholarships, to the new building, to the supplies that were purchased in order to enhance our education – no donation is too little, and no donation goes unnoticed or unappreciated. I will be forever thankful for what the CED helped me accomplish and that is why I choose to donate each year.