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TMP 2002 with Dean Jain and Dean Lyons
Dean Dipak Jain and Associate Dean Vennie Lyons celebrate with members of the 2002 TMP Class Gift Committee at the May 10 campaign kickoff party.


Class gifts provide “testament” to Kellogg culture of excellence
The 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 could make.

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 said.

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.

Annual fund is key to keeping Kellogg School in top echelon
Alumni 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.

“Large 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.”

A new 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 To make a gift over the phone, please call 847.467.7142. Kellogg’s fiscal year ends Aug. 31.

©2002 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University