support technology and innovation at Kellogg
key gifts are allowing the Kellogg School of Management’s
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation to advance
its mission. The gifts, from John Funk ’93, Microsoft
Corp., and Teradata, a division of NCR Corp., will support
both the activities of the center and the research of Kellogg
Professors Mohan Sawhney, Ranjay Gulati and Mark Jeffery.
are invaluable in helping the Center further the Kellogg School’s
thought leadership in technology and innovation,” Sawhney
John Funk, CEO
of Quris Inc., established the Funk Research Fellowships to
support PhD research in the areas of interactive marketing,
marketing communications and permission-based marketing. The
fellowships will be available to Kellogg PhD students, as
well as other Northwestern doctoral students. Funk said teaming
up with Kellogg was the perfect opportunity: “I made
the gift because much of my success in my prior venture was
anchored in the relationships and the knowledge of and exposure
to business that I gained at Kellogg,” he explained.
in the customer relationship is Clinical Assistant Professor
of Technology Mark Jeffery, who is working closely with Teradata.
The company, a global leader in enterprise data warehousing
and enterprise analytic technologies, has made a significant
commitment to Kellogg in support of Jeffery’s research.
Jeffery said Teradata’s contribution is valuable not
only because it supports the Technology Industry Management
Group’s research, but also for the relationship that
has been established with company executives.
key donor to the center, has employed Kellogg alumni for years.
Sawhney said a research grant for best practices in product
management will help develop a better understanding of the
practices that drive excellence in this area, with special
emphasis on technology firms.
class gifts contribute $471,408 to Kellogg
2002 graduates left a legacy through their impressive class
gift efforts. Graduates of the full-time program raised $168,455,
with a participation rate of 74 percent. The gift will be
used to establish signage on the northwest and southwest sides
of the Jacobs Center. The Managers’ Program broke its
previous gift record by raising $115,953. The class will commission
a stained-glass mural for the first floor foyer at the Chicago
Master’s Program raised $187,000 from its three graduating
classes. EMP-49 raised $60,675, which will be used to provide
Internet access in the James L. Allen Center rooms. EMP-50
graduates raised $67,700 to name the Bob Duncan Classroom
after one of the program’s most beloved professors.
EMP-51 raised the bar for future classes by donating $113,200
for the EMP Enrichment Fund for leadership seminars.
Weekend set for May 2003
being made for members of nine Kellogg classes to gather in
Evanston May 2–4 for Reunion Weekend. This year’s
reunion will include the classes of ’43, ’53,
’63, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88 ’93
and ’02. Visit the Kellogg
reunion Web site for a preliminary schedule and lodging
information. To help plan the reunion, call Hwashing Cheng
Heyworth at 847-467-6386, or send
her an email message.
year for Kellogg fund-raising efforts — but many challenges
has raised more than $14 million in 2001-02 from alumni, friends,
corporations and foundations. This support is essential to
Kellogg, said Assistant Dean and Director of Development Liz
Howard ’93. “We look to our alumni and friends
to partner with us to help Kellogg achieve great success,”
corporate gifts declined from 2000-01 levels, in the current
economy many companies chose to continue their support of
Kellogg. Dean Dipak C. Jain said, “All of our partners
are committed to Kellogg’s growth and we appreciate
the financial gifts so many of them have made to the school