and passion result in record-setting student class gift
total represents joint full- and part-time program efforts;
funds to support major facilities enhancement
Kellogg School's full-time Class of 2007 has generated the
largest class gift yet, hitting a $1 million target thanks
to near-perfect participation. Students in the part-time program
contributed an additional ground-breaking $203,000, making
the combined total philanthropy more than $1.2 million. The
money is designated to improve facilities at the Chicago and
more than 80 people contributing to the full-time campaign's
effort, led by co-chairs Justin Carr, Ali Kresge, Stephanie
Pirishis and Emre Sucu, the students rallied around the theme
"Give Some. Get More."
effort was the epitome of Kellogg teamwork," said Kresge.
"I got involved because of the lasting impact I knew
our class could make."
producing nearly $920,000 with 97 percent of the class participating,
the full-time campaign received a boost from Dean Dipak C.
Jain, who donated the remaining money to achieve the $1 million
goal. The funds came from the dean's discretionary account,
which includes money raised through his speaking engagements.
He was inspired by "the generosity of the students and
their willingness to embrace the spirit of collaboration"
He called their efforts "a remarkable example for future
part-time program's students made significant contributions
too, with the class also setting a new record. More than half
the class participated in the effort, which was led by co-chairs
Matt Adams and Pere Berkowitz and supported by more than a
dozen committee members.
the theme "I Believe in Kellogg," students generated
passion for the campaign. "Kellogg has a unique culture,"
said Berkowitz. "It really goes beyond words."
said that his peers went "above and beyond" to contribute
to the gift, which will go to renovate study-group rooms on
the Chicago campus. "The actions we take as alumni will
determine how others view Kellogg in the future," he
noted, adding that the school's reputation is not only built
on its graduates' career success, but by their support.
agreed. "This was our first opportunity to participate
as alumni," she said. "I hope our class will continue
to be active players in ensuring Kellogg greatness in the
years to come."