Winter 2009: Campaign Update
Major gifts push Emory closer to goal
Emory University is moving forward.
Campaign Emory’s commitment to raise $1.6 billion to promote positive transformation in the world remains strong even in these economic times. Our shared goals with stakeholders passionate about making a difference transcend market fluctuations, although they may affect how or when a gift is made.
In times like these, student aid in particular offers great philanthropic impact. Emory is committed to admitting the best and brightest students regardless of financial circumstances. Today, as more students face unanticipated situations, their growing needs speak to issues of access and quality of education. Diverse populations bring much broader viewpoints and enhance the intellectual experience. Going forward, our students will be part of an educated workforce crucial to the prosperity of Atlanta and the world we all share.
Opportunities to invest at Emory still promise significant return—a stake in improving health, gaining ground in science and technology, resolving conflict, harnessing the power of the arts, and educating the heart and mind. Through Campaign Emory, you can be part of the important and continuing work to shape our future leaders.
—Susan Cruse, Senior Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Investments in areas outside the health sciences strengthen teaching and scholarship, support students, build community, deepen understanding of humanity, and channel the power of technology to solve fundamental problems. Emory friends and alumni have given more than $180 million to support University programs, places, and people since the advance phase of the campaign began in 2005.
Among the growing number of gifts, the Vasser Woolley Foundation and the Lewis H. Beck Educational Foundation have enabled the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library to acquire the papers of Sally Fitzgerald, a scholar on the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. David S. Cohen 94L, an attorney in Washington, D.C., has created an endowment for need-based scholarships in the School of Law.
Deborah Jackson 85C has established an endowment to name the athletic director’s position in honor of Clyde Partin Sr. 50C 51G. Alumnus Warren Brook 70Ox 72B and his wife, Kathy, have made a bequest to fund the restoration of nineteenth-century buildings on the Oxford College campus.
The Tull Charitable Foundation has given $1 million to endow a finance professorship in Goizueta Business School honoring the foundation’s former board chairman John McIntyre 51B. The Lilly Endowment has awarded a $4.5 million grant to Candler School of Theology to continue building the doctoral program in religious practices and practical theology.
For Emory College, the Jim Cox Jr. Foundation has given $2 million to endow a chair in Roman history to honor the late philanthropist Betty Gage Holland. The ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) has made a $246,500 gift to the Graduate School to support student fellowships and scholarships. An anonymous donor who has supported Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum for ten years has given more than $450,000 to the museum’s Egyptian collection.