Why I Give


“We believe in the Disability Resource Center’s mission of giving all UGA students, regardless of their disabilities—visible or non visible—the tools and opportunities to succeed at UGA. I loved my time at Georgia. It was a privilege to be a student and play tennis here, and it’s a small way Francie and I give back to the university that has meant so much to me.”

— John Mangan (BBA ’82) on why he and Frances Mangan have given two Mangan Family Scholarships to the Disability Resource Center and recently endowed the John F. and Frances Mangan Jr. Men’s Tennis Scholarship

Rye, N.Y., native John Mangan was drawn to the University of Georgia after meeting former UGA tennis coach Dan Magill on a recruiting trip. He was a walk-on to the men’s tennis team his freshman year but earned a scholarship for his next three years of school. UGA won three SEC conference championships while he was on the team, and Mangan earned All-American and All-SEC honors over his four years at UGA. As a senior he was co-captain and led the team as the number one singles player.    Earning the scholarship was special for Mangan and one of the reasons he says he gives back to UGA. A finance major, Mangan lives in Charlotte with his wife, Frances, and three daughters.


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