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In the spirit of gratitude, we take this day to recognize the more than 35,000 alumni who have committed to Chicago Booth’s pay-it-forward culture with their annual giving to the school.

From all of us at Chicago Booth on November 16, 2023, Happy Donor Day!

Your ongoing support ensures that Chicago Booth continues to provide a world-class business education. Thank you for making possible our incredible, academically rigorous environment for the best faculty and brightest students—we’ve asked a handful of them to reflect on their appreciation for your support, which you can read below.

Pradeep K Cintagunta

Being surrounded by the brightest minds in the profession is a privilege, and your gift is making that possible. So thank you!

— Pradeep K. Chintagunta, Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing
Booth student Kimberley Anne Tan

The community is unparalleled in its inclusivity and intellectual curiosity. The pay-it-forward culture is incredibly strong and genuine, compelling us new members of the Booth community to continue the tradition.

— Kimberly-Anne Tan, Class of 2024
Ralph-SJ Koijen

The research environment at Booth continues to be outstanding, with terrific colleagues and students (both PhD and MBA students). It has been a very productive research environment for me, and I am excited about the new initiatives that the school is exploring and implementing.

— Ralph S.J. Koijen, AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow
Booth student Alice Levy

I have met countless wonderful, driven, smart and impressive peers, I've been excited by the real world applications the Booth classroom provides, and I have gained a deeper understanding of myself as a student and future leader.

— Alice Levy, Class of 2024
Lubos Pastor

I greatly appreciate all the support I have been receiving from Chicago Booth, including the financial support from our generous donors. This support has allowed me to remain focused on my academic work and conduct better research. It has also made Chicago Booth more appealing relative to peer institutions at a time when the city of Chicago has been struggling. Thank you.

— Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow
Booth student Ellie Hallenborg

There exists such a big support network to help a student navigate everything - the class consists of an incredible group of people who are going through it with you and willing to lend a hand. The second years and alumni alike really embody the pay-it-forward culture and I've ended up learning so much in such a little amount of time.

— Ellie Hallenborg, Class of 2024

Simply put, being at Booth has brought a new excitement and I could not be more thankful. It is unbelievable that it has only been two months and I already have such strong feelings about my experience. It says a lot about the culture here at Booth.

— Raajita Koneru, Class of 2024

Read about the impact of support from Chicago Booth’s donors in the 2022-23 Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Impact Report.

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