“Like GICA, we know that independent higher education brings substantial public benefit, both at the state and national level. We look forward to continuing our partnership with GICA and its member institutions to strengthen student’s financial competencies and create an educated, financially competent workforce of tomorrow.”
– Mae St. Julien, SALT

The Georgia Independent College Association Corporate Allies Program is designed to promote a closer working relationship between GICA and businesses that support the work of GICA.


GICA wishes to gratefully acknowledge the following companies that are members of the GICA Corporate Allies Program:

Award Recipients

Award of Excellence
R. H. Seaman 2016

Award of Excellence
Representative Carl Rogers 2016



Endowment & Trust Funding

We are also pleased to recognize the special endowment and trust funds which supporters have created over the years to bene t GICA’s member colleges and their students. In 2016, almost $683,000 was returned to member insitutions in the form of scholarship aid.

Bank of America
GICA Member Services Council
Julia and Lawrence Willet
Lucy Claire Harris
Marianne and I. Clayton Ramsey
Plantation Pipe Line Company
Reunette W. Harris
W.P. Stevens
William W. and Catherine M. Kelly


Distinguished 2016 Investors


PACCAR, Inc., 25 years
Vulcan Materials Company, 49 years
Warren Averett, 3 years


Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation, 24 years


Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc., 53 years
J. W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation, 49 years
R.H. Seaman, 20 years

($4,999 and under)

Blake, Nancy, 48 years
Burd, John S., 20 years
Barron, Thomas W., 36 years
Baxter, Susanna L., 7 years
Carter, 11 years
Colonial Oil Industries, Inc.,  58 years
Conklin Metal Industries,  47 years
Cornerstone Communications Group, Inc., 19 years
Dock Sisk, 21 years
Dykhouse, James, 24 years
Genuine Parts Company, 28 years
Gilmer, Manly F., 8 years
Griffith, James M., 17 years
John and Emma Derst Foundation, Inc.. 57 years
Lee, Gary, 18 years
Lilly Realty Associates, Inc.. 21 years
Macke, Lisa. 4 years
Mauldin & Jenkins,  7 years
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects, 4 years
McNeely Foundation, Inc., 54 years
Millennium Advisory Services, 3 years
New Riverside Ochre Company, Inc., 54 years
SageView, 4 years
SALT/American Student Assistance, 3 years
ScholarBuys, 5 years
Shaheen Carpet Mills, Inc., 42 years
Shurbutt, Keith H., 7 years
Stevens & Wilkinson, Inc., 7 years
The Dixie Group Foundation, Inc., 52 years
The William E. and Audrine C. Honey Foundation Inc., 56 years
Thiele Kaolin Company, 59 years
VALIC, 8 years
Warren Averett, 3 years
Washington EMC, 50 years
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation, 42 years

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