Inspired by Dance

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As Emory parents Jeffrey and Amy Kaplan watched their daughter, Lauren Kaplan 14C, excel in the Emory Dance Program, they saw an opportunity to help both other students and the program itself.

Following an initial Campaign Emory gift of $50,000, the Kaplans created the Kaplan Family Scholarship with a pledge of $150,000 to provide need-based financial aid to Emory College students. With an additional $50,000, they established the Kaplan Family Dance Fund to supply general support to the Dance Program.

Last spring, Lauren, who is double majoring in English and dance, was one of five students selected to choreograph an original dance piece to be featured in the Emory Dance Company Spring Concert.

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