Carnegie Mellon University

Celebrate 45 Years By Giving Back!

It's hard to believe that it has been 45 years since we walked the halls of GSIA. In honor of this special milestone and in memory of our GSIA experience and education, let's join together in support of the Tepper School.

Double your impact! An anonymous donor will match gifts 1:1 from members of the Class of 1979 through April 20, up to a total of $5,000. Your gift can go to any Tepper fund. The matching portion will go to the Tepper School Annual Fund.

This year our class is being challenged to reach 21% class gift participation. We need your help to meet the goal of 19 Class of 1979 Tepper School donors!

Fundraising Progress

  • Goal: 19 Donors

  • 15 Class Donors

  • $15,773 Raised


We’re 79% of the way there!

Make a One-Time Class Gift!







*A gift of $2,500 or more qualifies you for membership in the W.L. Mellon Society, the Tepper School's society for our most generous donors. Membership benefits include listing within the Tepper School on our donor board, invitations to exclusive events and communications, and membership in the CMU Andrew Carnegie Society.

GSIA Class of 1979 Campaign

We encourage you to support a Tepper priority fund for our class campaign. The Tepper School priority funds are budget-relieving funds that allow the administration to operate sustainably and support the top needs of our students and faculty.

The Tepper School Annual Fund supports areas of greatest need at the school including student financial aid, student engagement experiences (like clubs, Basecamp, and the Accelerate Leadership Center), and alumni engagement opportunities like lifelong learning webinars.

Tepper School Fellowships and other awards make a Tepper School education possible for our diverse and high-quality students by reducing the financial burden of tuition.

Tepper Faculty Initiatives support the school’s esteemed faculty research and teaching programs. Tepper faculty research is at the forefront of the intersection of business and societally relevant issues like healthcare, sustainability, blockchain, and more. Their expertise adds depth to their courses and fosters MBA graduates ready to tackle real business problems.

Help your GSIA Class of 1979 leave a positive legacy for current and future students by making a class gift contribution today.

GSIA Class of 1979 Reunion Committee


Mark Schaefer
Class Gift Chair

Class of 1979 Donors: Thank You for Your Class Gift!

Kenneth Bartley

Werner Bloch

Paul Blubaugh

Ken Deemer

Gregory Ellis

Steven Gelfand

Thomas Gifford

Hirao Kojima

Donald McMurchy

Kishor Pendse

Donald Rome

Richard Saltzman

Mark Schaefer

Harry Shimp

Nick Vidnovic