Dipak Jain and Associate Dean Vennie Lyons celebrate
with members of the 2002 TMP Class Gift Committee at
the May 10 campaign kickoff party.
gifts provide “testament” to Kellogg culture of
class gift initiative is a long-standing tradition at the
Kellogg School of Management, and one valued by Dean Dipak
Jain. According to Dean Jain, “The purpose of a class
gift is to enhance the student and alumni experience at Kellogg.”
The class gift campaign provides the graduating
class with the opportunity to work together to strengthen
its bonds with the entire Kellogg community by leaving a legacy
for future classes.
Jack “Tiny” McLaughlin ’02
serves as a committee member on The Managers’ Program
(TMP) class gift campaign, and understands its importance.
“We’ve all had the privilege of learning from
and working with a world-class faculty, a dedicated administrative
team, and a cohort of the best, brightest and most diverse
working professionals ever assembled. It was important to
me that Kellogg maintain its hard-won reputation as one of
the finest management schools in the world. The 2002 TMP Class
Gift was my way of doing my part,” said McLaughlin.
At the Chicago campus, the TMP Class of 2002
set a new record for class giving. Currently, 50 percent of
the students have pledged approximately $116,000, a figure
that is nearly double last year’s. The funds from the
class gift will go toward a stained-glass mural depicting
the Kellogg logo that is a replica of the one in the Donald
P. Jacobs Center on the Evanston campus. The gift was announced
May 10 at an event attended by Dean Jain, who feels this artwork
further unifies TMP with the full-time program in Evanston.
“Ready, Set, Give” was the slogan
for this year’s 2002 Full-Time Class Gift Campaign,
which raised funds to purchase permanent signage for Kellogg’s
Evanston campus. Pledging began in May, and the students raised
over $160,000 with a participation rate of 74 percent. The
committee, chaired by Andrew McCollum and Lex Leeming (both
’02), established a strong campaign and initiated a
section competition to encourage participation. The MMMs won
by a landslide, with 98 percent participation. The show of
support by the students was truly the best gift the class
McCullom feels the 2002 gift is more than
a sign. “The new signs around Kellogg will be a visible
legacy of which the Class of 2002 can be proud,” he
The Executive Master’s Program (EMP)
ran three separate class gift campaigns this year, which supported
technology upgrades, the naming of a classroom and an enrichment
fund for the program and the James L. Allen Center. Overall,
the 2002 EMP classes raised approximately $240,000.
2002 has proven a successful year for Kellogg’s
class gift programs, and the overwhelming support of the students
is a testament to the Kellogg School culture of excellence.
fund is key to keeping Kellogg School in top echelon
participation in Kellogg’s annual fund is a very important
initiative for Dean Dipak Jain. One of his primary goals for
Kellogg involves increasing the involvement of alumni in all
aspects of the school. Alumni are invited to support the annual
fund, which provides resources to Kellogg for key student,
faculty and facility needs.
and small gifts are important to Kellogg,” said Assistant
Dean for Development, Liz Howard. “We rely on our alumni
to help us remain competitive with our peer schools. Their
gifts to us are essential to our success.”
online giving program will supplement the traditional direct
mail and phon-a-thon efforts the school has employed. To contribute
online, please visit our Web site at www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/onlinegiving.
To make a gift over the phone, please call 847.467.7142. Kellogg’s
fiscal year ends Aug. 31.