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Give back to Emory on #GivingTuesday

Emory Report | Dec. 1, 2015

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Make a gift to Emory this #GivingTuesday.

By making a gift to Emory this #GivingTuesday, you turn dollars into change. Help a scientist make a breakthrough in the battle against a deadly disease. Lead a scholar to a discovery that changes the course of humanity. Provide an unparalleled education to a student with the potential to become that scientist or scholar.

Created by New York City's 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday is a growing global movement that's making charitable giving a holiday tradition.

#GivingTuesday, now in its fourth year, provides opportunities to link individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. Emory supporters — faculty, staff, alumni and friends — are invited to give to an area at Emory close to their hearts.

"When the Emory community comes together, the possibilities are limitless," says James H. Bailey 67OX 69C, national chair of the Emory Annual Giving Board. "#GivingTuesday provides a chance to show the world what Emory means to us by rallying together in support of meaningful academic programs, groundbreaking research, advanced patient care and consequential community service."

In the last two years, generous donors have contributed about $80,000 to Emory on #GivingTuesday. In 2014, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times.

Since 2012, online giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has increased more than fourfold, according to a report by Blackbaud and Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation.

"Gifts large and small add up to make an immediate and lasting difference for students, scholars, researchers, scientists, doctors, patients and many others," Bailey says.

Faculty and staff can participate through MyEmory, the annual employee giving program. Employees have the convenient option of contributing through payroll deduction. (Log on to PeopleSoft and click "MyEmory.")

In addition, Emory Community Giving allows employees to contribute through payroll deduction to the university's designated 2016 charitable partners: AHA Heart Walk, Community Health Charities of the Southeast, Earth Share of Georgia, Foundation of Wesley Woods, Georgia Black United Fund, Georgia Shares, Global Impact, MedShare, Mercy Care, and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

After you give, be sure to spread the word on social media with #GivingTuesday and #Emory.