Generosity at Work
By Susan Cruse, Senior Vice President Development and Alumni Relations
In recent weeks, Emory’s Development and Alumni Relations staff members have been writing about our personal gifts to Emory as part of an intranet feature called “Why I Give.” It’s a fun way to celebrate the spirit of generosity that fills every part of the Emory community.
One of our information technology specialists, for example—also an Emory alumna and parent—invests in music, film, the libraries, Emory Healthcare, and the Emory Hardship Fund for fellow employees who need assistance.
An attorney in our Office of Gift Planning supports the Department of Economics in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Her gifts honor her husband, an alumnus of the economics department.
A fund-raiser who has worked at Oxford College for thirty-two years supports Oxford’s efforts to build a new science facility.
Emory employees in all areas have generated more than $98 million in gifts and pledges so far. With diverse inspirations and interests, 75 percent of us in Development and Alumni Relations have contributed.
I invite you to join us.