Setting the Stage for Greatness

Published: February 29, 2008

Dennis Keller and Andrew Alper
Image by Matthew Gilson

The GSB Campaign has raised more than $308 million from alumni, students, and friends of the school. Your investment has been critical to our success and in creating the positive momentum we are all enjoying. You are part of a winning team!

What has this meant for the GSB?

  • A brand new business school facility in Hyde Park: the Charles M. Harper Center.
  • An increase in the MBA scholarship budget of 17 percent annually during the last six years.
  • The creation of five new faculty research and learning centers during this campaign.
  • An increase in global outreach, including significant growth in alumni events and GSB staff dedicated to alumni engagement.
  • Expansion of our worldwide student community and resources for all GSB programs.
  • Higher overall rankings in the top six media followed by the GSB.

The roughly 18,000 donors who have contributed to this campaign also have helped increase our endowment to seventh among the top 10 business schools. A strong endowment is a critical resource, giving us the flexibility to respond quickly to any challenge, to make key investments in the future of the school, and to continue setting and achieving yet higher goals.

This achievement is a great milestone and marks an appropriate time to reflect and continue to set our sights even higher. After all,we want to be the best business school on all dimensions and recognized as such. Being the best means attracting the finest faculty and the most talented students. This goal is within sight and, with your help, it is within reach.

With your continued participation, we can maintain this momentum. Your generosity allows us to create the endowed and unrestricted support required to compete with the top-tier global business schools. This helps us stay competitive, which enables the GSB to achieve, and exceed, its ever-increasing goals.

We want to thank each and every one of you who have supported the GSB. And for those of you have yet to participate, please consider joining our winning team by investing in the future of the GSB.

Last Updated 5/14/09