Schools and Units Digest
A record number of students participated in service trips in 2011–2012, and many of these opportunities were enabled by donor gifts to Volunteer Emory.
Candler School of Theology
A bequest from C. Milburn Purdy will establish the C. Milburn and Nellie Grace Purdy Scholarship Endowment to fund scholarships and stipends for students preparing for ministry at Candler.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Pauline Albert 74C has made an estate gift to benefit the Emory College Fund for Excellence and the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.
The thousandth donor signed up for the MyEmory Healthcare, which helps advance programs and services for patients, families, and employees. The program has raised nearly $200,000 this fiscal year.
Retired this spring after forty-five years of teaching and mentoring students, Nat Gozansky is being honored with a named scholarship. Alumni can help endow the fund, launched by a $500,000 matching gift from Facundo Bacardi 96L.
Art historian Amalia K. Amaki 92G 94PhD helped Emory acquire the papers of the late Paul R. Jones, a renowned art collector and civil rights activist.
Goizueta Business School
The Goizueta Advisory Board has committed to a collective gift of $1 million to fund an endowed professorship.
James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
The William and Catherine Rice Endowed Research Award was established by William Rice 86G and his wife to support student awards in cancer biology.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Carlos Museum member Louise Gunn generously donated a Hellenistic marble statue of a draped female to the museum’s Greek and Roman collection.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
The 2012 graduating class achieved 100 percent participation in its senior class gift campaign, an annual fund-raising effort. This is a first for the school’s class-giving program. The funds will support need-based scholarships.
An anonymous donor has given $5 million to support scholarships and help fund capital projects, including a new science building now in the planning phase.
Rollins School of Public Health
A $50,000 gift from Sophie’s Voice Foundation helped establish the Center for Spina Bifada Research, Prevention and Policy. The center’s primary goal is global prevention of folic-acid-preventable spina bifida during the next ten years.
School of Medicine
Jake Aronov committed $250,000 to the Division of Cardiology to support regenerative medicine research initiatives under the direction of W. Robert Taylor and Andrew L. Smith, who holds the Andrew L. Smith Chair in Heart Failure Therapy.
Winship Cancer Institute
The Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation awarded a $150,000 grant to create a gastrointestinal oncology fellowship under the direction of Charles Staley, Winship’s chief of surgical oncology.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Members of the Yerkes Director’s Circle are giving leadership gifts and helping to sponsor a “Dine to Discover” dinner series to fund life-saving research in HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity.