Emory Report
February 9, 2009
Volume 61, Number 19



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February 9
, 2009
Growing Campaign Emory

From staff reports

Gifts to Campaign Emory have pushed the total raised as of Jan. 31 to $898 million — past the halfway mark for the $1.6 fundraising effort. These gifts are helping Emory strengthen teaching and scholarship, support students, advance research, improve patient care, and channel the power of technology to solve fundamental problems.

Among the growing number of gifts:

The Tull Charitable Foundation has given $1 million to endow a finance professorship in Goizueta Business School honoring the foundation’s former board chairman John McIntyre ’51B.

The Lilly Endowment has awarded a $4.5 million grant to Candler School of Theology to continue building the doctoral program in religious practices and practical theology.

The late cardiologist, teacher, and poet John Stone remembered Emory with a $75,000 bequest to his teaching fund for emergency medicine.

David S. Cohen ’94L, an attorney in Washington, D.C., has created an endowment for need-based scholarships in the School of Law.

Willard Hackerman, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner Construction, has committed $2 million to build the Hackerman-Patz Wing of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge for cancer patients and their families receiving treatment at Emory.

J. Rex Fuqua, president and CEO of Fuqua Capital Corporation, and Mary and John F. Brock III, chair and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, are investing in innovative efforts to understand depression.

Alumnus Warren Brook ’70Ox-’72B and his wife, Kathy, have made a bequest to fund the restoration of 19th-century buildings on the Oxford College campus.

Vincent and Mary Capka ’78N, a recent Emory Healthcare retiree and kidney transplant recipient, established a scholarship targeting Emory employees interested in becoming transplant nurses. Gifts from Betty Daniels ’51N-’76MN, a pioneer in psychiatric nursing and former Emory faculty member, support nursing scholarships.

For Emory College, the Jim Cox Jr. Foundation has given $2 million to endow a chair in Roman history to honor the late philanthropist Betty Gage Holland.

The ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) has made a $246,500 gift to the Graduate School to support student fellowships and scholarships.

An anonymous donor who has supported Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum for 10 years has given more than $450,000 to the museum’s Egyptian collection.

Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) epidemiologist John McGowan has established the Doris W. and John E. McGowen Sr. MD Scholarship Fund for MD/MPH candidates.

Stephen Sencer, Emory’s deputy general counsel, created the David J. Sencer MD Scholarship Fund, honoring one of the founding fathers of the RSPH.

The Georgia Health Foundation has renewed scholarship support for mid-career public health practitioners in Georgia who are pursuing the career master of public health degree.

Dermatologist Bill Dobes ’65C-’69M-’70MR is helping propel discovery at Yerkes National Primate Research Center by supporting research to treat, prevent and cure diseases.