The Power of Philanthropy

Dean James W. Curran

Dean James W. Curran

The glass bridge that connects the Claudia Nance Rollins Building and the Grace Crum Rollins Building is a favorite place.

Faculty, staff, and students cross it daily on their way to classes and meetings. It also links our past and future and the bonds that we share with friends and donors who supported our school through Campaign Emory.

We are especially grateful to the Rollins family, who provided the lead gift to construct the CNR Building and renovate the GCR Building. Their sustained generosity has enabled the Rollins School of Public Health to continue to advance its teaching and research mission.

The Hubert Department of Global Health has grown in size and stature with support from the Hubert Foundation. Former school director Eugene Gangarosa and his wife, Rose, strengthened the Center for Global Safe Water by endowing two faculty chairs. Faculty and staff created or continue to support programs and scholarships to honor and train leaders in public health. Alumni stepped forward to provide gifts for scholarships and other needs.

Several additional people played important roles in leading our campaign. Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon 65C 76L guided our fund-raising efforts as RSPH campaign co-chairs, as did Ginny Bales Harris 71C 77MPH, campaign chair for alumni, and global health professor Roger Rochat, chair of the faculty and staff campaign.

Foundations and corporations also contributed to our campaign success by providing major grants for faculty research.

All of these efforts truly were instrumental in helping raise $170.7 million for Campaign Emory, which has generated record growth in student enrollment, faculty recruitment, and research. More important, Rollins faculty, students, and alumni are creating healthier societies and saving thousands of lives worldwide.

James W. Curran, MD, MPH
James W. Curran Dean of Public Health

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