In memory of Alan Palmer, his family and friends announce
the formation of the Alan Palmer Scholarship. A fund
has been established in Alan's name at his alma mater,
Oxford College of Emory University.
Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to:
Alan Palmer Memorial Scholarship
C/O Office of Gift Records
Suite 1400, 0970-001-8AA
1762 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Please make the check out to EMORY UNIVERSITY and
write the "ALAN PALMER SCHOLARSHIP" on the
check's memo line.
You can also make an online donation at http://oxford.emory.edu/alanpalmer/
Please forward this announcement, as you deem appropriate.
Please consider this Scholarship if you are planning
a fund raising activity in Alan's memory.
Questions and Answers
The following "Q and A" provides more detailed
information about the scholarship and why we have
established it in Alan's memory.
Why a scholarship at Oxford College?
Mr. Palmer tells the story of how Alan felt about
Oxford . Everyone expected AP to attend UGA, as he
was a big Bulldog fan growing up. Unbeknownst to his
family, AP applied to and was accepted by Oxford College
. In that first year, HP asked how things were going
at school? AP told him "Dad, this is where I
You may know that AP was on Emory's soccer and golf
teams and, as you can imagine, was very active socially-including
membership in the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was tapped
to be Dooley's Spokesman while at Oxford . To be the
Spokesman for the "spirit of Emory" is one
of the school's highest honors and reflects the leadership
position AP held on campus. It was a place Alan held
For more information on Oxford College or Oxford Day,
please go to: Emory.edu
How much money is needed to fund the Scholarship?
To fund the scholarship in perpetuity $50,000 is needed. Anything
over the $50,000 will lead to a larger scholarship for the
recipient. Monies received after the April presentation of
the scholarship will be added to the fund. If $50,000 isn't
reached, the money will be given out on a one-time basis in
Alan's name. We are happy to report we are well on the way
to $50,000 thanks to several generous early donations.
Who will receive the Scholarship?
A rising sophomore at Oxford , who exhibits the leadership
qualities of Alan, will be chosen by the College on an annual
basis. We are committed to ensuring the recipient knows who
Alan Palmer was and the character traits that made him so
beloved-his sense of humor, his generous compliments, his
sincerity, his sarcasm, his caring, his friendship, his big
hugs. We think this is a very fitting, "living"
memorial to Alan.
Is this donation tax-deductible?
Yes, Emory University will provide an acknowledgement for
tax purposes. Oxford College is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
(Tax ID: 58-0566256). Note: Your employer may offer matching
contributions. Please enclose the necessary forms with your
Who is on this Scholarship Committee?
Howard Palmer, Myra Palmer, Gail Palmer Hatcher, David Garrison,
Jimmy Harrington, Matt Jewell, Fred Muse, Dr. John Howard
Muse, Mitch Waters, Dr. Ken Wilson. Feel free to contact any
of us with your questions or suggestions.
We now have a question for you.
Have you had a medical check up, lately?