Philanthropy in Action: A Giving Heart

This “mechanical heart” recognizes Emory’s partnership with the Genuine Parts Company and honors the role its employees’ benefits fund has played in supporting the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Illustration of a heart as an engine
“As a result of their giving, the center has become one of the nation’s top clinics for heart and vascular care,” says Jonathan Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs at Emory.

Each element of the illustration is done with purpose: The blue and yellow are shades of the colors seen in the Genuine Parts logo; the red suggests the human heart; and the initials of three people important to Genuine Parts Company history and the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center are hidden within the illustration.

The “Real. Giving. Heart.” illustration was done by Satyen Tripathi, a medical illustrator for the Department of Surgery at Emory, and conceived and art directed by Anne Boston, a graphic designer in

Emory Advancement Communications. The rendering won a 2019 award from the Association of Medical Illustrators.