GEAC Awards

GEAC is proud to honor excellence within Georgia’s advancement community with our Annual Conference awards program. Each year, we solicit nominations from college and university presidents, chief advancement officers and members at large. Winners are selected by a committee of GEAC members representative of the various disciplines in advancement as well as the different types of institutions within the organization. Recipients are honored at an awards dinner hosted during the Annual Conference.


There is no cost associated with the program. It exists solely to honor those who excel in advancing the cause of higher education in Georgia. Eligibility is open to advancement personnel at all of Georgia’s public and private colleges, universities and technical colleges.

Individual awards are available in the following categories:

  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni Relations
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Educational Fundraising/Development

Each individual category requires a minimum of five years of service in the education advancement field. Those who have served less than five years are eligible for the Outstanding Newcomer Award.

An additional award, Overall Institutional Excellence, recognizes the achievement of an entire advancement division.

A maximum of one award per category (unless shared) will be granted each year.

When appropriate, a Lifetime Achievement Award may be granted by the GEAC Board of Directors.

If you are interested in future service on the Awards Committee, please contact Stephen Snyder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .