A Funding Milestone

Linda McCauley, Dean, Nell Hodson Woodruff School of Nursing

March roared in like a lion when we announced that the School of Nursing exceeded its $20 million Campaign Emory goal nearly two years ahead of schedule! To date, the school has raised more than $20.6 million for student scholarships, faculty research, and service-learning projects.

We are so grateful for the incredible generosity of alumni and friends who have invested in our school’s future. While we surpassed our campaign goal, we still have work to do in critical areas yet to be funded. Many of the funds raised to date target specific programs, such as our groundbreaking work in maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia, supported by the Bill & Linda Gates Foundation, and the development of individual research programs. Private contributions from alumni and friends are essential to advancing our strategic goals to enroll top-tier students, recruit promising faculty, and conduct research to improve the care we give to patients and their families.

Our amazing students ensure that our rich heritage of nursing leadership and scholarship combined with the care of complex patients and families will endure. Each student makes a huge financial sacrifice to attend Emory. As college education costs continue to rise, student scholarships are more important than ever. More than 80 percent of our students need financial aid to pursue an Emory education, and scholarships and fellowships remain our top fund-raising priority. Nothing is more heartbreaking than losing a gifted student because the cost of education is out of reach. Emory-trained nurses have the power to transform health care delivery. Scholarships help us attract the best and brightest future leaders.

In this issue of Emory Nursing, you’ll see how your gifts touch the lives of students and faculty alike. Your donations help advance the nursing school by:

• Providing financial aid to students who would otherwise be unable to attend Emory,

• Recruiting stellar nursing faculty to prepare the Emory nurses of the future, and

• Offering nursing care to vulnerable populations in Atlanta and beyond.

Because of our generous donors, the School of Nursing is a great place to learn and work. Thank you for all that you do to make Emory a beacon of excellence in nursing education, practice, and research. I hope you will continue to invest in our school by giving generously of your time, talents, and treasures.

Dean and Professor


For more information on how to support the School of Nursing, please visit nursing.emory.edu.


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