Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Why Give? 

  • 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. 

Fundraising Progress

  • Goal: 203 Class of 2021 Donors

  • Current: 88 Donors

  • $6,424 Raised

  • 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 Your Recurring Gift

Make a One-Time Gift to an Area That You Care About!

Fund Descriptions

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!

Marlo Abramowitz

Olasubomi Adesoye

Akanksha Agrawal

Pakorn Amornpatchara

Yosuke Arimori

Francis Avino

Penelope Barnes

Christopher Beck

Lucas Bernat Miralles

Khushboo Bhanushali

Melissa Bizzari

Rebecca Blei

Liang Cao

Nanthinee Chunothaisawat

Charles Cooke

Ryan Dettmann

Shikha Dulani

Blaine Dunham

Emily Ellis

Noreen Fischer

Benjamin Fleming

Brendan Floyd

Soureesh Ghosh

Kristofer Grambow

Michael Greene

Matthew Griffin

Priya Gupta

Wesley Hall

Vaibhav Hans

Anthony Hansen

Scott Hendrix

Jose Hernandez Gallegos

Yining Hu

Alvin Huff

Hidetaka Imanishi

Abhishek Iyer

Apoorva Jain

Prashant Jayaraman

Joshua Kaplan

Mansi Khare

Kaito Kobayashi

Akinori Kono

De Mao Kung

Shotaro Kuranaka

Aleksander Lapshin

Timothy Lee

Justine Lohrey

Shu Yu Ma

Jacob Martens

Michael McCloskey

Daniel McDade

Cynthia Mills

Paul Mulholland

Vedika Narayanan

Kristina Nikiforova

George Ozawa

Andreas Parini Estermann

Boonrith Pongrasamiroj

Kamari Purcell

Jiahao Qiu

Eliana Rabinowitz

Aamer Rakla

Madhumita Rautela

Dana Saeed

Sanya Sardana

Tennyson Schwartz

Parth Shah

Nitzan Sherman

Yiran Shi

Christopher Simmons

Nutchpon Siripanichgon

Siva Krishna Somisetty

Franz Stoneking

Ronald Stradford

Nicholas Strobel

Palida Suwanpromma

Austen Sybert

Pimsiri Tangyuenyong

Paul Teufel

Mable Rose Thelakkaden

David Van Wert

Nagini Velagapudi

Benjamin Weiss

Evan Werner

Ashley Whiteman

David Yaffe

Xiao yi Zheng

Jun Zhou