EmoryThanks on Nov. 14 is a day to honor Emory donors

Emory Report | Nov. 5, 2019

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Students, faculty and staff can stop by one of 11 EmoryThanks locations on Thursday, Nov. 14, including the main station at Cox Bridge, to write notes and make photos and videos thanking donors for their support.

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Emory donors will be celebrated when students, faculty, staff and the entire Emory community come together for the fourth annual EmoryThanks on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Generous gifts from donors impact every part of Emory and contribute to Emory’s quality of life. Anyone can stop by any of 11 stations, including one on the Oxford College campus, to write a note and make photos or videos thanking Emory donors. 

The central station with Emory College and the Carlos Museum will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Cox Bridge. Each school also will have its own EmoryThanks station; so will Woodruff Library, Campus Life and Emory Athletics. Every station will offer treats or prizes for participants.

Students, faculty, staff and organizations can share their gratitude for Emory donors on social media using #EmoryThanks. 

Not sure what Emory donors support? Have you …

  • received a scholarship or financial aid?
  • studied in the library?
  • lived in a residence hall on campus?
  • downloaded an e-book from the library?
  • studied an object from the Carlos Museum?
  • been to a doctor at Student Health Services?
  • performed research?
  • visited or had a class in the Rose Library?
  • attended a public lecture on campus?

If so, then you’ve been impacted by Emory donors!

Did you know:

  • In fall 2019, 442 students admitted to Emory are the first in their family to attend college. That’s up 32 percent from the previous year (334 in fall 2018), and it’s only possible through donor gifts to scholarships.
  • In 2018, 25,000 pounds of produce from the donor-supported Oxford Organic Garden went to Emory dining halls, campus farmer’s markets and a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription program.
  • 50 patents for medical breakthroughs were granted to Emory in 2018, including for drugs to treat cancers and brain diseases. Early work was made possible through donor discovery funds.
  • 753 migrant farm workers and children in South Georgia were given vital health treatment in summer 2019 from Emory student nurses, physician assistants and faculty. Donor gifts helped provide boots, hygiene kits, linens and other items that were distributed to all who needed them.

For more information regarding EmoryThanks, contact Cara Smith, Director of Donor Relations, at 404-727-9182 or cara.smith@emory.edu.