New Endowment Celebrates Alumna
The late Judith London Evans 69C is being honored with an endowed position in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Led by her husband, Eli, and son Josh, the fundraising effort for the endowment received broad support from family, friends, classmates, and colleagues and a matching gift from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Now fully funded, the Judith London Evans Directorship of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies will support faculty and student research.
“Emory’s Tam Institute is among the nation’s top centers for teaching and research in Jewish history, thought, and culture. Judith London Evans was among Emory’s best students and most loyal alumni. The Judith London Evans Directorship is an example of philanthropy at its most thoughtful,” says Emory College Dean Robin Forman.
Evans, who received a Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Award in 2006, helped create the Tam Institute as an alumni adviser and is the first woman honored by the institute.