Schools and Units Digest
To enhance the health education and services provided to students, donors made gifts to support the work of the Counseling Center and the Office of Health Promotion.
Candler School of Theology
In memory of his wife, Lee Herring and his sons Daniel and Todd established the Rebecca Redd Herring 95T Endowment for Women in Pastoral Ministry. The fund will support Candler Advantage stipends for students preparing for ordained, pastoral ministry.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Ellington Beavers 38C 39G established an estate gift for the Emory College Fund for Excellence.
Gay Construction was the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Second Century Awards honoring Atlanta civic and medical leaders.
Emory Law is working to reach its annual giving campaign goal of $850,000, with about $200,000 remaining. Faculty, fund-raisers, and Interim Dean Robert Schapiro are visiting alumni to promote the school’s programs and initiatives.
Bill Newton 75C 76G and Anne Newton 76G gave $20,000 to be matched by The Coca-Cola Foundation to fund a graduate fellowship in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Goizueta Business School
Jason Potter 08MBA and his wife, Ann, committed to a planned gift that will support the Business Fund for Excellence.
James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
Former faculty member Trudier Harris made a lead gift to launch the James William Richardson Jr. Dissertation Completion Award and is raising funds to build its endowment.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Stanley Cohen and Jamie Cohen made gifts to the African collection to help the museum share the art and culture of Africa with all audiences.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Kay Kittrell Chitty 65BSN 68MSN and Charles B. Chitty created an endowment to help the school achieve eminence in research and scholarship and provide student support to ensure success.
An anonymous member of the class of 1962 has challenged classmates with a $500,000 gift to honor the class’s upcoming 50th reunion.
Rollins School of Public Health
Two Broadway performances of A Streetcar Named Desire will support Emory’s Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention, and Policy. The nonprofit Sophie’s Voice, created by Nicole Ari Parker (starring as Blanche) and Boris Kodjoe in their daughter’s honor, made a major gift to the center.
School of Medicine
The Ed Batchelder estate gave more than $700,000 to support the work of John D. Puskas, professor and associate chief in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Winship Cancer Institute
Lynne and Howard Halpern made a planned gift to endow a chair in head and neck cancer research honoring Fadlo Khuri, deputy director of Winship, for his leadership of the head and neck cancer program.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
The Autism Speaks Foundation gave Larry Young, chief of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatric disorders, $450,000 to study oxytocin’s role in social cognition and interaction, key in developing treatments and a cure.