Great universities shape the world. For centuries, they have defined and directed the way our world changes rather than waiting for it to happen. In recent years, the Georgia Institute of Technology has risen to national and global prominence as a leading technological research university that is expanding the boundaries of knowledge, creating breakthrough solutions, and shaping and inspiring the young men and women who will become tomorrow's leaders.
It has been an exhilarating journey, and we are proud of our many achievements. But this is no time to rest. The challenges—and the opportunities—that we face today compel us to take the next step forward and set our sights higher than ever before: opening the doors of opportunity to bright, talented students; drawing the highest-caliber faculty from around the nation and the world; and creating the technologically sophisticated, leading-edge facilities that enable truly transformative research, teaching, and collaboration.
The Institute's vision for the future is a powerful one. This vision cannot be realized without the philanthropic support and engagement of our stakeholders—alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations alike—who are the key to turning dreams into reality, to improving the quality of life, and to changing the world.
Now is the time for exceptional thinking and bold action, and I invite you to join us in this extraordinary investment in Tech's future.
G.P. "Bud" Peterson
President, Georgia Institute of Technology