To date, the PFA has donated over $180K in scholarship and support to UNG students. This money includes scholarships administered by UNG, providing funds to assist with students‘ emergency financial needs, as well as providing support to Vickery House’s food and supply pantry which is open to students, staff, and faculty.
In addition to providing funding, the PFA often provides extra “feet on the ground” and learned ears to help UNG meet its mission:
The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, research, and creativity.
From FROG (Freshman Recruit Orientation Group) Week graduation which celebrates the newest members of the Corps of Cadets to welcoming Parents and Alums back in the spring for PAW (Parents and Alumni Weekend) the PFA is present to celebrate, encourage, and share in your student’s accomplishments.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Every dollar counts when we work together to improve the educational experience provided to our students. Directly connected to the university, the Parents & Family Association is a self-supporting volunteer organization. While all parents of UNG students are automatically associate members of the PFA, we believe that parents who have taken the extra step toward active membership are interested in getting involved and are eager to find ways to support UNG students.
The PFA’s budget is based solely on membership dues we receive from active members and fundraisers. Our financial activities are handled through the UNG Foundation. Your active membership dues are essential to the continuation of PFA programs and services.
We also encourage you to become involved in the organization. Throughout the year we will share opportunities for you to support any number of activities. Whether staffing a table for an hour during Orientation, Move-In, or Parents Weekend or helping to create a memorable celebration following commissioning, we can always use extra hands. If your interest and/or distance don’t tend toward on-campus participation, perhaps you can assist with some of our administrative needs. Let’s talk firstname.lastname@example.org and figure out a way to put your energies to work! Remember too, we are always looking for members of Council. Elections are held each fall and our meetings are held on-line to facilitate participation regardless of distance.
OUR WAY OF SAYING THANKS:
As an active member of the PFA your family will receive access to out discount rewards program. Members of the business community join us in thanking you for your commitment to UNG and offer discounts on a variety of restaurants, accommodations, entertainment, and services. Both you and your student can make use of these discounts. You will be mailed two cards (we suggest sending one to your student) and we suggest you keep a photo of the card in your phone to show at the business establishments.
If you have or know of a business who may be interested in supporting this program, please email us at email@example.com. There is no cost to the business to participate in this program beyond the offering they develop, and we are always looking for new opportunities to add to our list!
Here is the most recent list of reward offerings: PFA Discounts