Two of EmoryGives’ most intriguing new partnerships will
make their appearances later this month. Both encourage the Emory
faculty and staff to get out into the community. One has them walking
around Atlanta; the other gives them admission to an exclusive sale.
EmoryGives is partnering with the Southeast affiliate of the American
Heart Association for its Nov. 16 Heart Walk at Turner Field. Donations
to the Heart Walk will count toward Emory Healthcare’s $100,000
campaign goal. Since the American Heart Association is a member
agency of Community Health Charities —one of EmoryGives’
partners—a collaboration of this sort was natural.
And it’s been very successful. The goal was to recruit 1,800
walkers from the Emory community—about 2,000 already have
On Nov. 17, Parisian Phipps Plaza is hosting a holiday shopping
party exclusively for EmoryGives from 6–10 p.m. Purchase of
a $5 ticket earns admission to the party where regular, sale and
clearance purchases all will be 20 percent off.
There will be merchandise giveaways; free alterations, gift wrap
and makeup consultations; several gift and fashion programs; and
hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live entertainment.
The 20 percent discount tickets are good during regular store hours
at all Atlanta-area Parisian locations. Tickets are on sale at several
locations across campus, including the Dobbs Center information
desk, the P.E. Center, the institutional advancement office at Oxford
College and the Emory Clinic concierge desks. For a full list of
ticket locations, refer to the EmoryGives website (www.emorygives.emory.edu).
As for the regular EmoryGives campaign, donations started rolling
in Oct. 1, and so far the Emory community has been quite generous.
“We’ve been getting a steady stream of ‘Angel’
donors,” said Michelle Smith, director of corporate giving.
“Angel” donors are those employees or faculty members
who give at least $1,000 to EmoryGives—they are termed “Emory
Before the campaign ends Dec. 31, EmoryGives hopes to raise $425,000.
The focus this fall will be in raising money. In the spring, Smith
will shift gears and turn her attention to collecting the Emory
EmoryGives’ volunteer component is being promoted heavily.
The video presentation Smith takes to meetings outlines it in depth
First Person), and the EmoryGives website provides
a great deal of detail about its 14 partner organizations and the
volunteer opportunities they offer. In the spring, website information
about volunteering will be expanded.