The Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth raised $79.2 million in fiscal year 2022, beating the previous school record of $51.3 million set in 2018. This year’s total includes an anonymous gift of $52.1 million dollars, the largest pledge in school history and a record $9 million for Tuck Annual Giving (TAG).
In January, Tuck announced that it had surpassed the $250 million goal set at the start of The Tuck Difference campaign. Thanks to the generous generosity of alumni and friends in fiscal year 2022, Tuck’s comprehensive campaign has surpassed $314 million in total.
“The support and generosity of alumni and friends throughout the campaign has been truly extraordinary,” said Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. “The success of our campaign underscores the deep resonance of our mission and strong belief in the wise, determined leaders Tuck is developing.”
The $52.1 million anonymous gift will fund a recurring Dartmouth-wide summit that will bring together students, scholars and global leaders to address issues affecting health, wealth and sustainability around the world affect. Planning for the Inaugural Summit is underway and details will be announced in the new academic year.
It is inspiring to see so many Tuck alumni consistently and generously giving back to the school. Our alumni are second to none and their support is felt deeply throughout Tuck.
During the past fiscal year, the school also announced two transformative gifts to tuck centers. Daniel T’89 and Katy Revers have pledged a $4.5 million gift to the renamed Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability, and Innovation. The couple have now pledged donations totaling $10 million to the center to advance initiatives aimed at solving energy and sustainability challenges through business innovation.
A $4.5 million donation from Warren C. “Renny” Smith Jr. T’83 will support the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital (CPEVC). The gift includes a promise to match up to $4.5 million in gifts to the CPEVC made prior to June 30, 2023.
“In addition to our remarkable alumni, much is credited to Punam Keller, whose tremendous energy, dynamism and marketing skills enhanced our philanthropic efforts during her tenure as Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Tuck-Dartmouth Programs,” says Slaughter. “These recent gifts and campaign milestones reflect her impact and tireless commitment to the Tuck School.”
Other seven-figure donations received in FY22 include an anonymous donation of $2 million, half of which funds Tuck DEI initiatives as well as scholarships for first-generation low-income college students (FGLI) who participate in the Tuck Business Bridge program. The remaining $1 million will support new MBA scholarships for FGLI students. A $1 million donation from Karyn D’87, T’91 and Lawrence Calcano T’90 provides endowed funding for mental health resources, including counseling and programmatic offerings.
Our post-pandemic world will need more tuck, more knowledge we create and the leaders we develop.
—Dean Matthew J. Slaughter
The more than $9 million raised for TAG equals the previous record total set in FY21. Sixty-one percent of alumni made a TAG gift in FY22. To date, The Tuck Difference campaign has garnered combined support from more than 81 percent of alumni.
“It’s inspiring to see so many Tuck alumni consistently and generously giving back to the school,” said Heather Ermarth, Director of Tuck Annual Giving. “Our alumni are second to none and their support can be felt throughout Tuck.”
Throughout the new fiscal year, Tuck will continue to invest in his three campaign priorities: expanding access to business education, building skills for tomorrow’s leaders, and guiding career paths. Within these three priorities, the school specifically aims to support student scholarship, faculty learning and development, and Tuck Alumni Lifelong Learning (TALL).
“Our post-pandemic world will need more tuck, more knowledge that we create and the leaders that we develop,” says Slaughter. “The investments we are making and the achievements of our campaign so far have placed our school and community in a much better position for the future and strengthened our commitment to deliver the best MBA experience in the world.”