© Joe Heller

Century Marks

The graduate: Robbie Brown received a $20,000 achievement award when he graduated from Emory University. But instead of spending the money on a new car—he drives a beat-up 1988 Volvo station wagon—or setting it aside for law school, he chose to give it to fellow Emory student Elizabeth Sholtys, who opened a home for street children in India during her junior year of college. Sholtys spends about nine months of the year working at her home for children in the slums of Pune, India. She completed much of her college work online. Due to Brown’s generosity, she hopes to provide health education classes and clinical care for street children and their families. People who know Brown were not surprised at his benevolence. His mother said, “He told us he had won the award and that he was giving the money away almost all in the same sentence” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 15).


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