Major Gifts Illustrate Donors’ Faith in Emory
Alumni and friends are supporting all areas of the University in increasing amounts, signaling a steadfast trust in Emory’s mission and stewardship. Among the major gifts Emory has received recently are these for breast cancer research and care, the library, and medical education.
Glenn Family Foundation
Winship Cancer Institute
The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation has committed to give $5 million to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. The donation will name the Glenn Family Breast Program at Winship, establishing a fund to support patient care, research, education, and community outreach. “We are indebted to those who invested in research so many years before our family was touched by cancer,” said Glenn Foundation trustee Lou Glenn. “Many lives have been saved because of previous investments and previous breakthroughs.”
Stuart Rose 76B
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Ohio book collector and business leader Stuart Rose 76B has given rare books to the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The twenty-two-title collection is valued at more than $1 million and includes in its original binding a first edition of Poems, the first book published by John Keats; a theological study by St. Thomas Aquinas that is now MARBL’s oldest book; and a fifteenth-century volume of universal history, the Polychronicon, one of the first books published in the English language.
Emory University School of Medicine
School of Medicine Dean Thomas Lawley has established the Claudia Adkison Scholarship Fund to honor the former executive associate dean for administration and faculty affairs. Adkison and her husband, John Shullo, have bequeathed their entire estate to the fund. “I would like to build this fund to support as many students as possible,” she said. Adkison, who served in administration for fifteen years and before that as a faculty member, began her career as a researcher in cell biology and has been recognized as an excellent teacher.