Promises to keep

School of Nursing development staff: (left to right) Betsy Oliver, Amy Dorrill, and Shirley Connelly.

School of Nursing development staff: (left to right) Betsy Oliver, Amy Dorrill, and Shirley Connelly.

As one decade ends and another begins, the School of Nursing has many things to be thankful for, including celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nursing Associates, welcoming Linda McCauley as our seventh dean, and receiving a transformational grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The $8.16 million Gates grant, to improve maternal and newborn survival rates in rural Ethiopia, will count toward the school’s Campaign Emory goal. But it’s important to note that the grant is earmarked specifically for maternal and child health programs in Ethiopia and cannot be used for any other purpose. So even though this generous support from the Gates Foundation puts us very close to our $20 million goal, nearly half of our campaign priorities remain unfunded. That’s why it’s important to remember that our campaign for the School of Nursing is about so much more than reaching a dollar goal. Campaign Emory isabout meeting the very real needs of our students and faculty. And so our campaign for the School of Nursing continues as before, with the same sense of urgency and excitement. Please join us by volunteering, lending your expertise, or by joining the 2,800 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who have already given to the campaign. You can become part of the school’s growing base of ongoing annual support and help the School of Nursing build a culture of philanthropy. Your gift can help provide scholarships for deserving students, support faculty programs, and enhance the school’s engagement in community service and social responsibility. Please support your favorite faculty, our new dean, and the nurse leaders of tomorrow.

Amy Dorrill
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
School of Nursing

P.S. If you have not checked out our new website, go to You will find enhanced information on events, news, and history. Don’t forget to visit the Alumni & Friends section to update your information to ensure that you receive school updates by email and mail. 

Meet your campaign committee

Campaign Committee


Did you know?

Nursing students graduate with an average debt of $38,000, compared with an average of $20,000 for Emory undergraduates overall. 

Campaign Emory fast facts

School of Nursing goal: $20 million 

School of Nursing donors: 2,800+

Raised to date: 92.5%

Priorities: scholarship support, service learning, and faculty support

Emory University goal: $1.6 billion 

Raised to date: $1.01 billion


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