November 27, 2001
Arthur Blank gives $5
million to Emory's Institute for Jewish
THE Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has donated $5
million to Emory University's Institute for Jewish
Studies, giving the fast-growing center the springboard
it needs to leap to the forefront of Jewish scholarship
in the United States.
The institute hopes to establish a $10 million
endowment, and the Blank gift was made with the
understanding that Emory would raise an additional $5
The gift also gives naming
rights for the institute to Arthur Blank,
co-founder and retired co-chairman of The Home Depot Inc.
(NYSE: HD). Blank is an Emory trustee and distinguished
executive in residence at Goizueta Business School.