Philanthropic Impact

Impact of Philanthropy

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs can achieve its strategic goals with the participation and philanthropic support of Georgia Tech’s alumni and friends. This support is critical to the School’s faculty, student, and program success and to ensuring the School’s upward trajectory as an authority on science and technology policy in a global environment. Challenged by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn to serve as Georgia Tech’s “point guard” on technology and security policy, private philanthropy will enable the School to meet its strategic funding priorities and take on global challenges.

Philanthropy has a real, tangible impact on Nunn school faculty, students, and alumni. Read real stories of impact below or email us to #shareyournunnstory.

Stories of Impact


“After earning my bachelor’s in the Nunn School, I decided to pursue a master’s in International Affairs. The Rinell Family President’s Scholarship will allow me to earn two degrees with no student loans — for which I am so grateful!”

Emma Smith, INTA 2016, MS INTA 2019 Rinell Family President’s Scholar, Georgia Tech

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“The Nunn School’s curriculum exposed me to large, engaging questions that led me to pursue graduate study at Oxford and Harvard Law School, and that shaped the direction of my career.”

Jeremy D. Farris, INTA 2003, President’s Scholar, Georgia Tech Rhodes Scholar and Ph.D., Oxford University JD, Harvard Law School Law Clerk to Judge James O. Browning, U.S. District Court


“As the holder of the first endowed faculty chair within the Nunn School, it has been inspiring to witness its impact on my research and collaborations, and on student programs and simulations focused on contemporary international security challenges. The Neal Family Chair constitutes an invaluable resource.”

Adam N. Stulberg, Neal Family Chair Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Nunn School


“Without the assistance that I received through my graduate teaching assistantship in the Nunn School, I would have opted to work rather than to go back to school. This has been highly impactful for my future because the education I received at the Nunn School has opened so many new doors to me. Donors have a direct impact not only on future opportunities for students, but on the future leaders and policymakers of our nation.”

Steven Hawkins, MS INTA 2017, U.S. Army Reserves, Foreign Affairs Officer, Presidential Management Fellowship


“I have quickly found that, as a whole, Georgia Tech is an institute that knows how to prepare its students for the future, no matter what it may hold. The Nunn School is no exception to this idea. I have acquired more hands-on experience with my major than I would have at any other university or institution. As an out-of-state student, receiving a Stamps President’s Scholarship has truly allowed me to attend the school of my dreams.”

Keyes Gilmer, BS INTA 2019, D. William Brosnan President’s Scholar, Georgia Tech

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