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Emory is a leader in understanding our past to better serve our communities today and work toward a just future. With a track record of scholarship on civil rights, a strong African American studies program, the Emory Center for Ethics, and working relationships with organizations that focus on social and racial justice, Emory is positioned for leadership on a wide range of issues around inequity, public health, and educational disparities. 

Knowing that educational equity is key to a better future for all, Emory has set goals for working toward a student body, faculty, and staff that accurately reflect Atlanta’s social and racial diversity. In addition, Emory is acknowledging and atoning for past discrimination and racial injustices and working toward true equity and access—in admissions, scholarships, hiring, and the health care Emory provides in Atlanta and across Georgia.

Making a gift to any of the funds listed below will not count in the Racial and Social Justice tally above because it will count in the total for its associated program area (i.e. Emory Libraries, Emory Law, Rollins School of Public Health, etc.).


For Emory Day of Giving, we are highlighting the following giving opportunities in support of racial and social justice.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Programming: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) creates spaces for faculty, staff, and students to work and learn in inclusive, equitable, and diverse environments where they thrive and bring their whole selves to our campus community. Gifts to this fund support diversity and inclusion programming sponsored by ODEI in collaboration with campus partners. 
  • African American Collections Fund: Gifts support the acquisition of print materials and ephemera from African American history and culture along with related public programming. 
  • Emory Public Interest CommitteeGifts introduce Emory School of Law students to public interest work by providing stipends for unpaid summer volunteer positions or clerkships in public interest organizations.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund: This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students from Atlanta Public Schools who are accepted to Emory. These scholars demonstrate outstanding character through contributions to their communities, intellectual and personal vigor, high academic achievement, and leadership qualities.
  • Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE): RACE empowers students to examine the construction of racial identities and create active learning communities that enhance opportunities for cultural engagement. Gifts help support Campus Life’s belonging and community-building efforts for undergraduate and graduate students of color through peer mentoring, heritage month events, and student-led programs for the Emory community. 
  • Office of LGBT Life: By engaging the Emory community in creating an affirming and just campus environment, the Office of LGBT Life supports the development of students with all gender and sexual identities. Your gift could provide financial support for our new Gender Affirming Items Initiative and our growing number of Queer Discussion Groups that support students at the intersections of identities. 
  • BSI Start:MEAffiliated with the Goizueta's Business and Society Institute (BSI), the Start:ME program strengthens Atlanta’s underserved communities by empowering the entrepreneurs within them to start or grow small businesses. Your gift will provide resources to assist Atlanta micro-businesses, 84 percent of which are owned and operated by entrepreneurs of color.

Donor Engagement Center Student Challenge
Our top 3 Donor Engagement students and the areas they chose to receive $250 each are: Maddy who chose the Student Hardship Fund, Anna who chose 1915 Scholars Program, and Sanjay who chose the Goizueta Business School Fund for Excellence!
800th Donor Challenge (Winner: Emory College Fund for Excellence)
Congratulations to Caroline Stewart who was Emory Day of Giving's 800th donor! $500 additional will go to the Emory College Fund for Excellence!
800 / 800 Donors
2,036th Donor Challenge (Winner: Oxford College Scholarship Fund)
Congratulations to James Vinson who was Emory Day of Giving's 2,036th donor! $500 additional will go to the Oxford College Scholarship Fund!
2,036 / 2,036 Donors
Go Big! 3,400th Donor Challenge (Winner: Emory College Scholarships)
An anonymous donor was Emory Day of Giving's 3,400th donor! An additional $500 will go to Emory College Scholarships!
3,400 / 3,400 Donors
Alumni Networks: Most Gifts Leaderboard
Emory’s regional and affinity networks are challenging each other to a friendly Emory Day of Giving competition: the eight networks chosen most often by Emory alumni when making their gifts will share $5,000 in bonus awards! Go to dayofgiving.emory.edu, choose “alumni” as your affiliation on the checkout page, and choose one of the 60+ participating networks.
Boost your Emory Alumni Network on the Network Leaderboard!
Rank Answer Gifts
1 ATL 60+ Network 142
2 NYC Network 65
3 ATL Over 40 Network 61
4 ATL Alumnae and Women 56
5 ATL Caucus of Black Alumni 45
6 ATL Young Alumni Network 39
7 DC Network 23
8 Tampa Bay Network 21
9 Chicago Network 20
10 Los Angeles Network 20
11 Houston Network 19
12 Boston Network 19
13 Nashville Network 19
14 Dallas – Fort Worth Network 18
15 EAVN - Advancement Volunteer 13
16 Triangle Network 13
17 Baltimore Network 13
18 Charlotte Network 12
19 ATL Entrepreneur Network 11
20 Birmingham Network 11
21 Philadelphia Network 11
22 Miami Network 10
23 ATL LGBT+ Network 10
24 Alumni Veterans Network 10
25 San Francisco Bay Network 10
26 Tallahassee Network 10
27 Savannah Network 8
28 Alumni Environmental Network 8
29 ATL Muslim Alumni 8
30 Denver Network 7
31 Seattle Network 6
32 Palm Beach Network 6
33 Central Florida Network 6
34 Broward Network 6
35 ATL Creative Network 5
36 DC Caucus of Black Alumni 5
37 San Diego Network 5
38 ATL Real Estate Network 4
39 Central New Jersey Network 4
40 ATL Latinx Network 4
41 Portland Network 4
42 Phoenix Network 4
43 International Networks 4
44 NYC Korean Network 4
45 Miami Legal Network 4
46 Jacksonville Network 3
47 NYC Caucus of Black Alumni 2
48 DC Legal Network 2
49 St. Louis Network 2
50 DC Alumnae & Women Network 2
51 DC LGBT+ Network 2
52 Cincinnati Network 2
53 Charleston Network 1
54 Orange County Network 1
55 Richmond Network 1
56 DC AAPI Network 1
57 DC YoungAlum/Politics&Policy 1
58 DC 40+ In Your Neighborhood 1
59 DC Latinx Network 1
1,500th Donor Challenge (Winner: Women in STEM)
Congratulations to Cynthia Martinez who was Emory Day of Giving's 1,500th donor! $500 additional will go to the Women in STEM!
1,500 / 1,500 Donors
New Record: 2,800th Donor Challenge (Winner: Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship Endowment)
Congratulations to Jule Taylor who was Emory Day of Giving's 2,800th donor! An additional $500 will go to the Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship Endowment!
2,800 / 2,800 Donors
Alumni and Advisory Board Challenge
Congratulations to the following boards who each won $2,000 for the selected areas: •Most Participation - Oxford College Alumni Board selected Oxford Alumni Board Fund •Most Dollars - Emory Alumni Board selected the Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship Endowment •Most Gifts - Emory Advancement Volunteer Network Chairs selected the Student Hardship Fund
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