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Gifts to Goizueta Create Leaders

A Goizueta education prepared Sarah Beth Brown 89MBA to succeed at The Coca-Cola Company, the business that Roberto C. Goizueta helped build as chairman and CEO. Brown and her parents, through the John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation, decided to share this educational advantage by creating an endowed scholarship benefitting Goizueta students.

Their scholarship gift has helped the business school reach more than $60 million in gifts and pledges through Campaign Emory. “Our donors are very generous in targeting their gifts to be consistent with our strategic goals,” Dean Larry Benveniste says. “Because of that, this campaign is making an enormous difference.”

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Dean’s 2013 Priorities

Strengthened by gifts to Campaign Emory, philanthropy at Goizueta Business School continues to advance the intimate learning environment, says Dean Larry Benveniste, who prioritizes the following fiveareas of meaningful investment in 2013:

Build the endowment. Goizueta’s endowment of approximately $100 million is about half that of other top-20 business schools. Adding to that financial foundation bolsters long-term stability.

Increase overall scholarship funding. Scholarships and student financial support play a critical role in bringing the best and brightest students from around the country to Goizueta. The school’s student population is smaller than those of peer schools, but its strength will continue to grow.

Generate support for programming and centers of excellence. New ways of developing leadership, entrepreneurship, and ethics set the business school apart from peer institutions. Innovative curricula and programs produce forward-thinking leaders for evolving industries.

Create additional endowed chairs. Donor gifts create and fund faculty chairs and professorships, which help Goizueta attract and retain scholars of the highest caliber. Internationally distinguished scholars lead students and younger faculty to their full potential.

Increase annual giving. Increasing annual giving support for Goizueta Business School to $2 million annually will provide greater resources and flexibility to address critical issues as they arise.

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