Spring 2010: Campaign Chronicle

Portrait of Capkas

Vince and Mary Capka are creating a scholarship fund through a bequest.

Kay Hinton

School of Nursing Alumna, Spouse Fund Scholarships

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For Mary Capka 78MN, Emory has been a teacher, employer, and healer. She earned a master’s degree from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and spent her thirty-year career at Emory University Hospitals. When a genetic disorder damaged her kidneys, Emory’s transplant team saved her life with a kidney donated by her husband, Vincent.

In gratitude, the couple has included Emory in their will, making a bequest to fund scholarships for nursing students. “It seems like the right thing to do,” Mary Capka says.

Like the Capkas, an increasing number of donors are working with their financial advisers to make bequests and other planned gifts to Emory. Gift planning can enable larger gifts than otherwise possible, provide security for family members, and offer tax benefits.

For additional information about supporting Emory with a planned gift, visit the Office of Gift Planning’s new home on the web, www.emory.edu/giftplanning, or call 404.727.8875.

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