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Celebrate 40 Years By Giving Back!

It's hard to believe that it has been 40 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.

Last September, Bruce Gebhardt (MSIA 1984) passed away. He was incredibly engaged with the Tepper School and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. In honor of Bruce and his numerous contributions, we are establishing the Bruce S. Gebhardt Entrepreneurial Excellence Fund. The fund will be utilized for two initiatives:

  • The Bruce S. Gebhardt Alumni Award for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Advocacy, which will recognize a CMU alumnus who has participated in and enhanced CMU’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • The Bruce S. Gebhardt Startup Sandbox Initiative, which will support early-stage startup ideas with grants for ideas with promise as determined by a committee of CMU alumni and friends.
You can double your impact! Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Tepper School alumnus, all contributions to the fund will be matched 1:1 up to $25,000.

You can make your gift at

This year, we challenged our class to reach 25% class gift participation. Thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal of 26 Class of 1984 Tepper School donors!

Fundraising Progress

  • Goal: 26 Donors

  • 30 Class Donors

  • $101,555 Raised


We exceeded our goal!

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 1984 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. If you'd like to make a gift to our Class of 1984 Ilker Babyars Fellowship, you can click here.

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 1984 leave a positive legacy for current and future students by making a class gift contribution today.

GSIA Class of 1984 Reunion Committee

Roger Corbin
Class Gift Co-Chair

Rick Thorne
Class Gift Co-Chair

Robert Byrne

John Roppo

Class of 1984 Donors: Thank You for Your Class Gift!

Patrick Adamiak

Charles Bookwalter

Sheila Brown

Robert Byrne

Mike Chun

Roger Corbin

Pierre De Smul

Jennifer Gage

Thomas Gage

Charles Gastineau

Stephen Gold

Brad Jacobs

Pat Kelly

Thomas Landauer

John Libretti

Mark Montanari

Jeffrey Newman

Bette Lynn Paez

Randy Pearson

Ann Marie Petach

Albert Richardson

John Roppo

Wayne Rupnik

Leonard Sanders

David Santucci

Laurie Scott

Steven Snyder

Richard Thorne

Kevin Vahey

Marykay Yarchak