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Connecting fans, student-athletes, and charities to impact Atlanta

What is Atlanthropy?

Adapted from the Oxford Dictionary:

/ətˈlanTHrəpē/   noun

the desire to promote the welfare of others in the great city of Atlanta, expressed especially by the generous donation of time, effort, and money to good causes throughout the ATL

"George P. Burdell acquired a considerable fortune and was noted for his Atlanthropy"


Origin: North American (the southern part but still above the gnat line, y'all)


Jackets for Atlanthropy organizes and financially backs activities designed for Georgia Tech student-athletes and fans to engage in charitable work or fundraising in Atlanta. Our efforts support local charities and afford the opportunity for athletes to receive compensation for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Below is a sample of Atlanta charities with which we have been in contact and are developing partnerships.


Who's got next?

If you're associated with a charity in the Atlanta area that you believe might be interested in partnering with us, please let us know.  We would love to explore that opportunity!

Previous & Upcoming Events

  • Meal Pack at Open Hand with football and cross-country athletes
    Oct 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Atlanta, 181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
    Help serve Atlanta charity, Open Hand, alongside Georgia Tech football player, Myles Sims, and cross-country runners, Tristan Autry & Kayla Rose, for a meal prep/pack event and snag a photo and autograph from them as well.
  • St. Francis Table Soup Kitchen with GT men's and women's basketball
    Sat, Aug 06
    Catholic Shrine of Immaculate Conception
    Aug 06, 2022, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Catholic Shrine of Immaculate Conception, 48 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Serve an Atlanta soup kitchen alongside Miles Kelly, Jalon Moore, Kara Dunn, & AC Carter of the Georgia Tech men's & women's basketball teams and enjoy a photoshoot & autograph session as well!
  • Meal Pack at Open Hand with football and volleyball athletes
    Jul 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Atlanta, 181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
    Help serve Atlanta charity, Open Hand, alongside Georgia Tech football players, Jordan Williams & Trenilyas Tatum, and volleyball player, Liz Patterson, for a meal prep/pack event and snag a photo and autograph from them as well.
  • Meal Pack at Open Hand with Zeek Biggers & Leo Blackburn
    Jul 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Atlanta, 181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
    Help serve Atlanta charity, Open Hand, alongside Georgia Tech football players Zeek Biggers and Leo Blackburn for a meal prep/pack event and snag a photo and autograph from them as well.

Get Involved

Yellow Jacket fans,

The landscape of college sports is changing rapidly. The future of Georgia Tech athletics hangs in the balance, and now is your chance to play a part in steering the program towards success.  This effort will not prosper if Tech fans remain onlookers from the sidelines.  We need your full participation to bring home victories for Georgia Tech student-athletes and Atlanta charities. Here's how you can help:

Sign up for an event

Participate in a charitable activity or fundraiser alongside Georgia Tech student-athletes and enjoy perks such as autograph sessions at select events. Spots are limited for some functions.


Sign up for

Similar to Amazon Smile, Givebacks allows you to donate a portion of your online spending (as well as in-store purchases at participating retailers) to Jackets for Atlanthropy with no added cost to you.  It's the easiest way to do good without spending extra!

Apply to join our volunteer staff

Whether you have expertise in engineering, computer science, or just a helpful attitude, please consider a role in what is currently our greatest area of need.

Make a financial contribution

Your contributions are tax-deductible, and Jackets for Atlanthropy makes donating simple.

Spread the good word

Share about Jackets for Atlanthropy by word of mouth and on social media. Follow us on Twitter for updates on charity & athlete partners, additions to our team, events, and more!

Support other

Georgia Tech grassroots initiatives

Check out The Tech Way and The Georgia Tech Fans Club for more ways to support Georgia Tech athletics

Your gifts are 100% tax-deductible, and you will receive a receipt for each contribution to keep for your tax records.  We accept both credit card and direct deposit.  One-hundred percent of the funds in this account are dispersed directly to our partnering charities who, in turn, compensate student-athletes via approved NIL channels for their work when they participate in a charity activity.

When you click the 'donate' button below you will be taken to our Giving Fund donor portal.  In order to help us start off strong but also budget for the future, please consider portioning your gift with a larger one-time donation followed by setting-up recurrent smaller contributions.

Regardless of how you choose to give, Georgia Tech fans, athletes, and Atlanta area charities are very thankful for your support.  For more information on our Giving Fund, why we have selected NCF to host the fund, and other details on our processes, please check out our FAQ link.

How much should I give?

That's entirely up to you.  Some donor perks are available at higher tier giving levels (see below), but there is no minimum or maximum amount.  Our vision is for all ~400 student-athletes at Georgia Tech to have the opportunity to benefit from NIL earnings.  This vision can be accomplished for less than you might think, and Jackets for Atlanthropy gives you the chance to do your part.  The Georgia Tech Fact Book estimated in 2021 that there were over 175,000 living Georgia Tech alumni.  While we're grateful there are many Georgia Tech sports fans beyond the number of alumni, if, for example, just 175,000 supporters were able to donate $11 per month, accounting for the small fraction of your donation portioned to charities to cover facility fees, supplies, etc. (see the FAQ page for details), then each Georgia Tech student-athlete could earn $50,000 per year through NIL.  Think about the impact that would have on the trajectory of the program at just $11 per month!

and above per year

All contributions are valued and appreciated. Our donor portal provides options for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly giving or any combination of the above.

and above per year

Gifts at this level may be earmarked for a specific charity, sport, or athlete.  When you schedule your gift by clicking on the button below just add a note in the comments field describing your preference.  We will make every effort to fulfill your request, but cannot guarantee that every ask will be met.  If we are unable to comply, you will be contacted to discuss an alternate use of your gift.

and above per year

Individuals contributing at this level will be invited to attend regular meetings with our board of directors as honorary participants and may be extended the opportunity for board membership depending on availability.


Donors: please submit your email address in the field below to be inculded on updates about Jackets for Atlanthropy's giving fund.

Note: If you would prefer to contribute via your own donor-advised fund, please click here.

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What People Are Saying About Jackets for Atlanthropy

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"If yesterday’s athletes bring that same energy to the field/court that they brought to Open Hand’s packing line then Georgia Tech can’t lose."

- Ed Goldhan, director of volunteer services at Open Hand, on 7/19/22 - the day after Jackets for Atlanthropy's first charity event

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