Winter 2010: Campaign Chronicle
Schools and Units Digest
Emory’s 2003 and 2004 NCAA championship women’s tennis teams have pledged $5,000 for the new tennis stadium.
Candler School of Theology
First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama, is naming a group study room in phase II of the theology building. The church and its senior pastor, R. Lawson Bryan 75T 85T, are active Candler School of Theology supporters.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Religion Dispatches, an online magazine, received $870,100 from the Ford Foundation. Gary Laderman, coeditor and chair of the Department of Religion, says the magazine provides commentary on issues at the intersection of religion and public life.
Active in every area of the Crawford Long Auxiliary’s work, Adeline “Coc” Henson is revered for her leadership. Now she and her husband, Robert, have included the hospital they love in their estate plans.
Emory Law encourages alumni and friends to support scholarships through the Law School Fund. Nearly 70 percent of students receive financial aid, which ensures that an Emory legal education is available to all qualified students.
An event at the home of Brenda and Larry Thompson raised more than $60,000 for the Billops-Hatch Archives Endowment. The event was cochaired by Michael Lomax 82G and Rosemary Magee 84G.
Emory School of Medicine
The Ligon Foundation has funded an internship at the Emory Autism Center in honor of David Vega and Andy Smith. The fund will support a graduate or postdoctoral student committed to improving the lives of those with autism.
Goizueta Business School
Larry Westbrook 61BBA 63MBA has made a three-year pledge to the unrestricted Business Fund for Excellence, marking 45 consecutive years of giving to Emory.
James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
A gift from the estate of Charles and Marjorie Dobrovolny will assist graduate students and researchers working in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Eleanor and Clarence Ridley have established the Eleanor and Clarence Ridley Endowment Fund for museum conservation, education, and exhibitions.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
A major gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia has enabled the school to focus on its remaining priorities, including scholarships, service learning, and faculty support.
Zoe 63OX 65C 76L 83L and Charles F. “Smokey” Hicks 62OX 64C 67L have made an estate gift to help support the Science and Mathematics Building on the Oxford campus.
Rollins School of Public Health
A planned gift from founding dean Raymond S. Greenberg and his wife, Leah, will establish the Bernard and Ruth Greenberg Fund for Biostatistics and Epidemiology in honor of his parents.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
The John and Margaret McCarty Foundation has made a $100,000 unrestricted gift to support the areas of greatest need at Winship.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Lisa Bronson, a member of the campaign committee, supports the Yerkes Fund for Excellence.