About the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment

About the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment

Funds from the Foley Endowment are used to support the students and research activities of the GVU Center, including the Foley Scholars Fellowships, awarded annually to two graduate students on the basis of personal vision, brilliance, and potential impact. Foley Scholars are selected by an advisory board comprised of GVU alumni, current faculty, and industry partners during the fall semester.

The James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment, established in 2007, is named for Dr. James D. Foley, professor and founder of the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. The award was established by Dr. Foley's colleagues and GVU alumni to honor his significant contributions in the field of computing, his influence on the work of others, and his dedication to the development of new research directions. Since its inception, the 21-year-old GVU Center has impacted thousands of Georgia Tech students by providing opportunities for interaction with faculty, research projects, and educational programs associated with the center.


Past Award Winners


As part of the GVU Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration, more than 100 alumni, donors and faculty celebrated the achievements of visionary student researchers at the annual Foley Scholars Dinner. Foley Scholar alumni joined the new honorees at the celebration, marking the fifth year of the Foley Scholarship, named in honor of GVU Center founder James D. Foley. Pictured (L to R): Kelly Caine (FS '08), Zhicheng "Leo" Liu (FS '11), Kurt Luther (FS '11), Andrew Miller (FS '13), Jill Fantauzzacoffin (FS '13), James Foley, Betsy DiSalvo (FS '10), Maithilee Kunda (FS '10), and Chris Le Dantec (FS '08).





Giving to the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment



Go to development.gatech.edu; click on the GIVE NOW link at the top. Through the online form, select “Other Designation” and then specify "James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment - 558692".


Make your check payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation Inc. Please be sure to indicate on your check that the funds are designated for the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment.

Mail to the following address:

GVU Center at Georgia Tech

ATTN: James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment

85 5th Street, NW.

Atlanta, GA 30332-0280

If you have any questions, please contact the GVU Center at gvu@cc.gatech.edu