Windows of Opportunity

If you've been touched by the stories in this issue of Emory Magazine, these windows can open up ways for you to turn your inspiration into action. Here you'll see how you can invest in the people, places, and programs found in these pages and beyond. Gifts to Emory produce powerful, lasting returns; they help create knowledge, advance research, strengthen communities, improve health, and much more.

Vantage Point: Emory freshman Ruthie Sidell is enjoying Emory as a student after many years as a patient.

Kay Hinton

Developing lifesaving vaccines

Polio, yellow fever, smallpox—what will be the next great vaccine? Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Center are working toward clinical trials and testing of preventive vaccinations for infectious diseases like HIV/AIDs, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, and neurological diseases like Alzheimer's. Exciting ideas become viable research projects because donors help provide necessary equipment and other support.

Training Trial Lawyers

The courtroom savvy shown by Aloke Chakravarty 97L is developed early in Emory Law students. They learn by doing in one of the nation's leading programs in trial techniques, testing their interest in this branch of the law and honing their skills.

To support these opportunities for students through a gift to the Emory Trial Techniques Program Gift Fund or the Law School Fund for Excellence, contact Robert Jackson Jr. at 404-727-5773 or

Helping Research Soar

Emory research at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods is a prime example of discovering new knowledge through innovative, interdisciplinary teamwork. The Emory College Fund for Excellence launches dynamic faculty and student research, paving the way for major funding from leading foundations and federal sources.

To invest in Emory College research opportunities, contact Rhonda Davidson 82OX 84B at 404-727-8002 or

Nurturing Exceptional Thinkers

Scholarships help Emory College attract and retain extraordinary students like new Rhodes Scholar Leah Michalove 16C. For many highly sought students considering Emory, funding is the deciding factor. Through the new Scholarship Endowment Initiative, Emory College will match, on an escalating scale, scholarship gifts starting at $50,000. 

Contact Rhonda Davidson 82OX 84B at 404-727-8002 or

Equipping Oxford Scientists

Alumni and friends helped raise construction funding for the new Oxford Science Building, and ongoing gifts are helping purchase specialized equipment and technology for the labs, classrooms, and research spaces. 

To support the Oxford Science Teaching Equipment Fund, contact Kevin Smyrl at or

Inspiring a new generation 

Known for his teaching at the Rollins School of Public Health and leading a jazz band in his spare time, Professor David Kleinbaum is also thinking ahead. He set up the endowed David G. Kleinbaum Fund to perpetuate new ways to teach advanced epidemiology.

To learn more or make a gift, contact  Karla Ruggiero at 404-727-8842 or

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