Why I give

Why I give

Amanda Alston Gregory and Henry D. “Greg” Gregory Jr.

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“We were in (Associate Professor Diane Batts Morrow’s) class for an hour or so, and Amanda and I were so infatuated that we didn’t want it to be over. One of the things that we recognized right away was that the history department had a very strong foundation and that we wanted to have as much impact as possible.”

—Greg Gregory, commenting on an undergraduate seminar about slaves and Christianity that sparked his and wife Amanda’s interest in the Civil War

The $1 million gift from Amanda Alston Gregory (BSEd ’69) and Henry D. “Greg” Gregory Jr. (M ’66) of Atlanta established a Chair in the Civil War Era in the department of history, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. An additional $50,000 from the Gregorys is supporting research in Civil War era studies for graduate students and faculty members, while another $10,000 gift brought distinguished historian Victoria Bynum to UGA this fall to conduct special seminars with students and to deliver a public lecture.

Greg Gregory retired as president and CEO of commercial real estate firm Industrial Developments International in 2007. He has served on the Terry College Board of Advisors and is an Arch Foundation advisory trustee as well as a member of the Franklin College Dean’s Council. Amanda Gregory taught in public and private elementary schools in Atlanta.

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