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November 8, 2023 |

GGU’s Alumni Oral History Project Wins Big

By Jenny McKeel

In preparation for the University’s 125th anniversary, GGU’s University Advancement team launched We Are GGU: The GGU Alumni Oral History Project, in partnership with Publishing Concepts, Inc. whose representatives invited alumni to update contact info and share their GGU success stories to be compiled into a colorful directory made available for purchase in digital and printed book form.

We’re delighted that of 9,712 respondents, 6,398 alumni recorded interviews with 1,099 stories featured in a colorful printed directory, made available for purchase. Altogether, more than 800 participating alumni, including 685 new contributors, donated $21,150 to Golden Gate University, causing GGU’s total number of new donors to surge for Fiscal Year 2023. 

The project garnered praise from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) who awarded GGU a CASE Circle of Excellence Award in Alumni Relations for the Alumni Oral History Project and a Best of District VII award—two firsts for GGU! 

“We are proud to have you and your colleagues as CASE members, and even more proud to be able to celebrate your achievements,” said District VII Awards Chair Sean Briner of California State University San Marcos. “As the region’s leading resource for improving advancement practices, CASE District VII is laser-focused on emerging trends and opportunities to enhance advancement initiatives. Your work ensures that our profession continues to innovate and improve our practices.”

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