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Join the Conversation

The most satisfying philanthropic commitments come from thoughtful conversations between the donor and the organization. Below are testimonials from donors and the recipients of their generosity: our dynamic students.

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Ryan McCullough, MBA ‘11

Thanks to the Moving Forward Fund, I am able to pursue the change I want to see in the world. I am confident that my experience at Weatherhead will equip me with the business skills and connections needed to reach my goal of creating business ventures in Mali.

Julia E. S. Grant, PhD

Professor Emerita

For me, it has always been important to support institutions that are able to accomplish things that individuals alone cannot achieve. Over my years at the Weatherhead School, I have supported its innovations, both as a faculty member and as donor, because the Annual Fund provides the Dean with the ability to undertake new initiatives.

Jeffrey W. Ferguson, DM ‘99

The DM program provided me with a value-added experience. I give each year because I want to see the program continue to grow and thrive so that others can derive similar positive experiences from it. My DM experience was an investment that I made in myself. Making an annual financial contribution is a means to invest in the DM program's future for others.

Kimberly Arthurs, MBA ‘10

Because of annual fund support, the Dynamic Women in Business group was able to provide a forum for relationship creation. From our panel events to our social functions, we built bridges between students and the professional community.

J.B. Silvers, PhD

Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Management

My mother told me to leave every place I have been better than it was when I came. As a faculty member, that means contributing to the intellectual life of the school. But as a partner with our whole community, it means doing my part financially. It’s just the right thing to do, and my mother would be proud!

John J. Guthrie, II, MBA ‘05

My experience as an MBA student at Weatherhead was made possible because of the generosity of Moving Forward Fund donors. That is why I choose to give today.