Recognizing the impact of philanthropy at Georgia Tech
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Philanthropy at Tech is a student-led initiative at Georgia Tech created to illustrate the importance of philanthropy on our campus. Our institution benefits greatly from the many generous gifts from esteemed alumni and other friends of the Institute, and we wish to recognize and thank them for their contributions.
We invite you to learn more about these fascinating men and women, learn more about the names you associate with everyday buildings, and learn more about how philanthropic giving is a true Tech Tradition!
Yours in White and Gold,
Elizabeth, Matt, Danielle, and Andrew
Philanthropy at Tech - Student Leads
Kenneth Gordon Matheson was born on July 28, 1864 in Cheraw, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel in 1885, and after teaching at several military academies,...
Harris was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, in 1846 and moved to Georgia during the American Civil War to escape Union troops. At the age of sixteen, he joined the infa...
George Waldo Woodruff attended Georgia Tech in 1917, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. In the midst of his education, he fought it in WWI. He later attende...
Louise M. Fitten was a native of Atlanta and owned a boarding house. Well-respected among the residents of Atlanta, one of her tenants paid her in Coca-Cola sto...