Winter 2010: Campaign Chronicle
A Giving Community
By Susan Cruse, Senior Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
We often talk about community at Emory, and with good reason. Our community begins on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses and extends around the world, comprising a diverse network of alumni, students and parents, faculty and staff both current and retired, patients and their families, and other friends.
Bound by our ties to this great university, many of us are finding creative ways to invest in its mission and vision.
In this issue of the Campaign Chronicle, you’ll read about some of these gifts, including the Emory trustee investing in the Office of University-Community Partnerships (page 43), the Emory patient honoring her surgeon with a $1 million endowment (above right), and the English professor helping sustain a scholarship that bears his name (page 45).
Their stories offer a glimpse into Emory’s philanthropic community, which is fueling a remarkable range of work in academics, health care, the arts, and so many other areas. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll join our community of giving this year. You’ll find it’s a welcoming one.