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Alumni Compass Project

Alumni play a large role in shaping our current program, but their impacts are often unrealized by current students. Together we can connect students with alumni in a very personal and meaningful way that demonstrates the generosity of the Warnell family by providing each student with a compass and an optional mentor. 


The Alumni Compass Project provides Warnell students support in the form of a compass, along with the opportunity to be matched with an alumni mentor. 


How You Can Participate

  • Make a gift. Each compass costs approximately $50, and we will provide one to each incoming student. You donation can help put that compass in the hands of one or more students.
  • Serve as a mentor. Following the start of the semester, students will have the option to be matched with an alumni mentor if they choose. As a mentor, you'll be asked to check in with your student periodically, offer support and encouragement, answer any questions, and share advice on succeeding at Warnell and in the workplace.  


How To Give

There are two ways to give your gift in support of the program:


  • Write a check  to “UGA Foundation” and in the memo line, write “Forestry Fund – Alumni Compass Project.”  
    • Mail your check to: Alumni Director, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 
      Athens, GA 30602
  • Pay online: via credit/debit card.  
    • Under designation, select Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  In the “Special Instructions/Comments Box” write “Forestry Fund – Alumni Compass Project.”  You may select a one time gift or you can select “Recurring gift” and give a smaller gift over a period of time (e.g. a $5 gift on the 1st of every month.)