New endowment honors alumna

Emory Magazine's Campaign Chronicle | March 16, 2012

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An endowed directorship at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies honors the late Judith London Evans, a 1969 graduate of Emory College.

With a leadership gift from her husband and son, a challenge gift from the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, and support from several lead donors, the late Judith London Evans, a 1969 graduate of Emory College, has been honored with an endowed position at Emory's Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Eli Evans and Josh Evans, a 1996 graduate of Emory College, spearheaded the fundraising effort for the Judith London Evans Directorship. The first Evans Director will be Oded Borowski, current director of the Tam Institute.

"Emory's Tam Institute is among the nation's top centers for teaching and research in Jewish history, thought, and culture. Judith London Evans was among Emory's best students and most loyal alumni. Linking Judith's name with the Tam Institute through the Judith London Evans Directorship is an example of philanthropy at its most thoughtful," said Dean Robin Forman.

Evans, who received a Distinguished Alumni of the Year award in 2006, helped create a leadership group for alumnae in New York, served on the inaugural Dean's Council at Emory College, led annual giving efforts, and helped create the Tam Institute as an alumni advisor.