2021 MBA Class Gift Campaign
The graduating MBA class is coming together to support our 2021 Class Giving Campaign. We hope you'll join us in showing our pride in the school and our program by making a contribution this year.
What is Class Giving?: While our MBA experience at Tepper has drastically been affected by COVID, we are an important part of the Tepper community for life. This is our chance to unite as a class to leave a lasting impact that will help to ensure the success of the Tepper program for years to come. A gift to any Tepper fund will be counted toward our class gift participation goal. We encourage you to support an area at Tepper that you care about.
Class Giving History: Graduating Class Giving been a Tepper tradition for over 20 years. The full-time graduating class has reached over 90% giving participation for 7 years straight. The Class of 2018 set the current record with 100% class participation. Help us continue this tradition of strong support by giving back to an area you care about at the Tepper School.
This year the PTOH program has already reached 91% giving participation. Let's join together in some friendly competition to show the strength of the full-time program.
Are You Part of the 2022 Class? The Class of 2022 is welcome to make a gift to the Tepper School on this page. We encourage all MBA students to make a gift during their first year.
- To demonstrate your pride and confidence in the Tepper School MBA program.
- As a thank you to the school and our program, in recognition of the friendships and opportunities the Tepper School facilitated.
- To pay it forward.
- To invest in the future of the school.
- To join your classmates.
How Much Should I Give?
As a participation campaign, it's not the gift amount that matters, but rather that you chose to support the Tepper School, showing a vote of confidence in the school. We recommend a monthly recurring gift of $10. (That's less than the cost of one cup of coffee a week!)
Annual gifts totaling $500 or more qualify students for membership in the W.L. Mellon Society, the Tepper School's society for our leadership donors. Membership benefits include listing within the Tepper School on our donor board, invitations to exclusive events, and communications.
Goal: 203 Class of 2021 Donors
Current: 88 Donors
W.L. Mellon Society Members: 4
Progress Toward Goal
We're 43% of the way there!
Become a Sustaining Donor
Break-up your gift into budget-friendly payments and have it renew automatically.
Make a One-Time Gift to an Area That You Care About!
Select "add a designation," scroll to the bottom, select "other," and type Tepper club name.
Tepper School Annual Fund: Provides the most flexibility which is especially appreciated by the Dean’s Office. During this unprecedented time, the Annual Fund greatly assists our students and faculty. Each year the annual fund supports:
- Financial aid, student experiences (like club activities, Basecamp, Accelerate Leadership Center, and Access Weekends), INTERSECT@CMU conference, faculty research, Diversity Weekend, Welcome Weekend, and Tepper Talks admissions event
Tepper School Fellowship Fund: Provides current-use financial aid funding for graduate students.
Tepper Community and Inclusion Fund: Provides funding for events, programs, and initiatives that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Tepper Club Sponsorship: Supports your favorite Tepper School Club.
Yellow Ribbon Match Fund: Allows the Tepper School and the Veterans Administration to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Tepper Women in Business Conference: Delivers professional and leadership development for MBA and early-mid career professional women.
Accelerate Leadership Center: Supports the development of MBA leadership skills and training.
Consortium Scholarship: Enhances aid to minority students and promotes a more diverse MBA class, in partnership with the Consortium for Graduate Student in Management.
Tepper School Lifelong Learning: Supports cutting edge learning opportunities for alumni such as podcasts and self-guided micro-courses.
Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship: Enhance educational opportunities for students and faculty in the center; associated with Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
International Graduate Student Support: Provide support for initiatives that improve the international graduate student experience at the Tepper School, including the development of an arrival toolkit to help students acclimate to life in Pittsburgh and the United States.
Thank You for Making Your Class Gift!
Lucas Bernat Miralles
Jose Hernandez Gallegos
De Mao Kung
Shu Yu Ma
Andreas Parini Estermann
Siva Krishna Somisetty
Mable Rose Thelakkaden
David Van Wert
Xiao yi Zheng