Growing up in Elberton, Georgia, Terry Brown always dreamed of attending the University of Georgia. He credits his experience at the University—his professors, relationships, and employment opportunities—with helping him recognize his own potential and ultimately changing his life. His experience also solidified his lifelong love for UGA.
“Georgia started as my school, but now with our two eldest sons attending and graduating from here, it’s really become our family’s school.”
Brown and his wife, Lisa, have focused their generosity on helping the University improve the student experience in hopes that it will inspire students to become passionate, involved alumni. The Browns’ support has benefitted many corners of the University, and they have been major supporters in the expansion of the Terry College of Business facilities.
Brown also has given back to the University with his time and knowledge. He has served on the University of Georgia Foundation board of trustees for nine years and as treasurer for the Foundation for two terms.
The Browns want others to have the opportunities that they and their children have had.
They also have instilled these values in their sons by encouraging them to get involved and give back to UGA.
“Whether it be through helping to raise money for the Terry College of Business brick campaign or getting involved in Young Alumni to give back, we wanted to foster their spirit of generosity.”
Grateful for the opportunities afforded to them because of his experience at UGA, Terry and Lisa feel they have an obligation to give back. Their family life has become UGA-centric over the years, and they want to pay it forward in an effort to provide similar opportunities for other families. “I believe that every family needs to be about faith, friends, and a collective purpose,” Lisa said. “And our collective purpose is the University of Georgia.”