As a sixth generation Georgia Bulldog, Jack Spalding’s love for the University of Georgia runs deep and wide. He chose to continue the tradition because, as he says, “It’s in my blood… it just made sense.” It continues to make sense as he reminisces on his time at UGA, which he considers the best of his life.
He fondly recalls memories of driving long hours in an RV with his friends to see the 2010 UGA-Kentucky football game in Lexington and, more recently, having the opportunity to watch the historic 2018 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with his father, a fellow alumnus.
After graduation in 2013, Jack landed in Washington, D.C., at a political research firm. While there, he used his professional network to hire student interns from UGA. “It was really cool giving back, and using my own connections,” Jack said.
As a Third Pillar donor, Jack also gives to UGA with his annual gifts. Since graduation, he is a consecutive donor supporting scholarships through the Georgia Fund and programs in SPIA and Franklin. The University of Georgia holds a special place in his heart, and he believes that the people of UGA are some of the best out there.