By Allison Dykes, Vice President for Alumni Relations
Tom Brodnax 65Ox 68C
I am so very proud to be associated with all of you. As we mark the conclusion of Campaign Emory, we celebrate the incredible leadership our alumni have demonstrated in guiding us to success. To reference our motto, alumni have been involved in Campaign Emory in countless meaningful ways and have invested in creating outcomes that will endure at Emory. Financially, our campaign met its goal—and surpassed it brilliantly—with a total of 1.69 billion in gifts committed to bettering Emory’s educational experience for generations of students to come.
As campaign leader Sonny Deriso 68C 72L pointed out in his letter, “In fact $349 million in gifts came from Emory alumni.” Wow. That fact truly inspires. Aside from the monetary strength in your gifts, the affinity you continue to share for your alma mater is worthy of praise and recognition. As engaged alumni, you define our association’s culture as you share your professional expertise, your wisdom, and your leadership with current students, other alumni, and future Emory students.
We know there is a natural cycle of absorbing Emory culture while you are a student, then shifting your appreciation into a giving phase once you’ve graduated. Whether you consider giving time, talents, or money to programs and initiatives that inspire you, your gifts to Emory will always be cherished.