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TAG Education Collaborative to Participate in Georgia Gives Day

Contributions support Georgia’s economic future and STEM initiatives

 

ATLANTA – October 31, 2013 – TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is excited to participate in the second annual Georgia Gives Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. This online fundraiser will benefit participating local nonprofits across the state.

 

Georgia Gives Day brings the state together as one community to help build capacity for local charities throughout Georgia. In 2012, the inaugural Georgia Gives Day brought more than 1,300 participating nonprofits together with nearly 7,000 unique donors in one day of giving via the Georgia Gives Day website.  To date, Georgia Gives has raised more than $900,000 for these nonprofits.

 

By 2018, Georgia will need to fill 211,000 technology jobs, but our pool of qualified workers is diminishing. In order to maintain Georgia’s leadership position in technology and innovation, we need to invest in our future workforce: today’s student. TAG-Ed plans to use Georgia Gives Day donations to provide post-secondary scholarships to middle and high school students, fund paid summer internships at non-profit and start-up organizations, and develop hands-on Georgia STEM Day programs and activities for K-12 audiences across the state.

 

To support TAG-Ed, please visit: http://bit.ly/GAGivesTAGed.  Learn more about Georgia Gives Day by visiting the www.gagivesday.org.  Supporters of TAG-Ed can also help spread the word further by forwarding this message and posting it on Facebook/Twitter and other social media outlets. 

 

About Georgia Gives Day
 

The mission of Georgia Gives Day is to inspire individuals to donate to participating nonprofits with the goal of raising as much money as possible within a 24-hour period. GAgivesday.org makes donating easy by organizing hundreds of nonprofits across the state onto one website, providing the information people need to select a cause or charity of their choice, and enabling online donations by credit card or e-check.

Georgia Gives Day takes place on Nov. 13, 2013 – the day Georgians across the state will donate to the nonprofit of their choice. www.GAgivesday.org. Follow us on Twitter @GAgives and like us on Facebook. 

 

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two web-based team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

 

 

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