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UGA fundraising groups plan merger

ATHENS, GA (AP) - The University of Georgia Foundation is back in good standing at UGA after a feud with President Michael Adams.

The UGA Foundation is merging with the Arch Foundation, the fundraising organization created to replace it in 2005. The merger approved by the group's executive committees Tuesday is subject approval by their boards.

The new group will be known as the University of Georgia Foundation.

The University System Board of Regents cut ties with the UGA Foundation in 2005 after foundation trustees audited Adams' spending and tried to cut an annual supplement that made up more than half of his pay.

Foundation leaders say they aim to cut costs by eliminating redundancies. They also hope to entice more alumni to donate by ending the ill-will between the two camps.

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