Carnegie Mellon University

Celebrate 25 Years By Giving Back!

It's hard to believe that it has been 25 years since we walked the halls of Posner Hall. 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.

This year we are challenging our class to reach contribute $350,000* to the Tepper School and reach 30% class gift participation. We need your help to meet our goals!

*We initially set a $100,00 goal and have already surpassed that due to a generous estate commitment! We hope you will help us achieve our stretch goal of $350,000.

Fundraising Progress

  • Dollar Goal: $350,000

  • $304,636 Raised

    • $64,636 cash gifts

    • $240,000 commitments 

  • Participation Goal: 80 Donors

  • 53 Class Donors


We’re 87% of the way to our dollar goal!


We’re 65% of the way to our participation goal!

Become a Sustaining Donor

Your recurring monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or annual gift will help ensure consistent support for Tepper students, faculty, and operations.

Make Your Sustaining Gift

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 1997 Campaign

By contributing to our class gift campaign, your generosity will provide essential support to the Tepper School Annual Fund or the Tepper Community and Inclusion Fund.

Tepper School Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports areas of greatest need at the school, including: 

  • Student financial aid: 831 graduate students received financial assistance during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Student engagement experiences, such as club activities, Basecamp, Diversity and Welcome Weekends, and the Accelerate Leadership Center, allowing students to build peer, corporate, and alumni networks to support their future careers.
  • Alumni engagement opportunities, like lifelong learning webinars.
  • Student safety and education, such as the school's transition to a hybrid learning model during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tepper Community and Inclusion Fund

All members of the Tepper School community, including students, student organizations, faculty, and staff, can apply for Community and Inclusion Funds to create an event, program, or initiative that supports the school’s diversity and inclusion goals.

The school’s diverse and inclusive community enriches the student experience and leads to greater creativity and innovation in decision making. Ensuring that all members of our community have a voice and sense of belonging will empower them to strive for excellence.

Help our GSIA Class of 1997 leave a positive legacy for current and future students by making a class gift contribution today.

GSIA 1997 Reunion Committee

Mark Zacur
Class Gift Chair

David Cotteleer

Michael Elias

Krista Markert

Shirish Pareek

Albert Quaye

Ari Rabban

Ekin Tutek

John Walker

Cynthia Wang

Class of 1997 Donors: Thank You for Your Class Gift!

Amit Agarwal

Hakan Altintepe

Brian August

Paul Barr

Gaurang Bhatt

Juan Bolanos Hernandez

Andrew Brown

Srini Chandrasekharan

Benjamin Cowen

Susan Davies

Michael de Groot

Lyenda Simpson Delp

Phillip Delp

Gregory Devine

Xiaorong Dong

Michael Elias

Bradley Erion

Christian Farls

Bernard Feng

William Guyton

James Harvey

David Henry

Jeremy Hirsch

Kurt Hollasch

Marc Kikuchi

George Maier

A. J. Marazza

Krista Markert

Trey Marshall

Jayant Mathew

Mariam Mathew

Thomas McGuckin

Carlos Morales-Paulin

Ryuichi Nishizawa

David O'Connor

Shirish Pareek

Jeffrey Puzas

Ari Rabban

Matthew Raubacher

Eric Schloss

Julia Schloss

Peter Schweizer

Jonathan Stolz

Lawrence Sturm

Martin Syquia

Ekin Tutek

Cynthia Wang

Kathy Wolfe

Peter Wu

Pei Yeh

Mark Zacur

Michelle Zini

Marc Zupicich