The Alexander-Tharpe Fund Giving Societies were instituted in the 1980's to give lifelong recognition to donors who have supported Georgia Tech Athletics with significant contributions to specific initiatives, campaigns, or lifetime giving.
Beginning with Athletics Initiative 2020, these societies took on a new name to reflect the influences of two great Yellow Jackets - Dr. Homer Rice, 30-year Athletic Director and creator of the Total Person Program, & W. Jack Thompson, 50-year GT employee and fundraiser.
This is our highest level of recognition. These donors have made cumulative cash gifts of $1,000,000 to Georgia Tech athletics.
In addition to the benefits listed below for the Homer Rice and Jack Thompson Societies, benefits of being a Golden Jacket include:
All ticket assignments and seat location change requests start with this group in priority point order.
All parking assignments start with this group in priority point order.
A unique Gold GT coat/blazer.
Special recognition in game day programs.
Prominent name recognition displayed within the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Note: There are instances where a donor can give $1,000,000 via IRA designation/bequest and appoint one person to be a “Golden Jacket.” Please call the A-T office for more information. The contribution component of premium seats and suites, along with TECH Fund gifts, DO NOT count toward this level of recognition.