Summer 2010: Campaign Chronicle

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Emory’s intramural program will benefit from a $1 million gift from Michael Kaminsky 89C.

College Alumnus Funds Intramural Program

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New York investment expert Michael Kaminsky 89C, an honors graduate who was active in intramural sports at Emory, has made a $1 million gift to the intramural athletics program.

Half of the gift will fund improvements to the intramural fields and facilities, which will be named the Michael Kaminsky Intramural Park, while the other half will establish an endowment for the intramural program.

Kaminsky, a managing director at investment firm Neuberger Berman in New York City, decided to support Emory intramurals because of the importance the program played in his own life and the lives of so many other students.

In collaboration with Marla Whitman Kaminsky 89C, he decided to make the gift in honor of his brother-in-law, Todd Whitman, a member of the Emory class of 1993 who passed away during his senior year; and Harris Silver 89C, a close friend who passed away in 2003.

Michael Kaminsky played intramural baseball, football, and basketball while a student and served as sports chair of his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, which won the “all-row” title during his senior year.

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