It takes a lot of people to make Mercer University the institution that it is. The students have and always will be the lifeblood of our University, but Mercer wouldn’t be Mercer without expert faculty members to pass on their knowledge and highly-skilled staff members to manage day-to-day operations. Our “Worker Bears” series highlights the Mercer employees who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to care for our University and our students.
Meet Andy Carter
Title: Director of Annual Giving
How long he’s worked at Mercer: Twelve years this September. He also is a Mercer alumnus, having graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2007 with a degree in history and minors in photography and English.
What he does: “My primary responsibility as director of annual giving is to help build and maintain the University’s alumni donor base. I coordinate the Phonathon program, where I recruit, hire, train and manage around 30 undergraduate students who call alumni, parents and friends between September and April to ask for support for the University. I also oversee Mercer’s crowdfunding efforts, which includes our annual Week of Giving, as well as smaller campaigns for individual schools and University organizations. These campaigns have raised funds for a marching band scholarship, Mercer Music at Capricorn, the Diversity in Nursing Scholarship, athletics programs and various other initiatives.”
What he loves most about his work: “Honestly, I love being a part of, and supporting, the Mercer community. My time as a Mercer student gave me a foundation in so many aspects for my adult life, and it has been a joy building on that during my time here as a staff member. I hope that my work can help to provide those same opportunities for current students.”