Tuck School of Business | Tuck Breaks Fundraising Record, Raises $79M in FY22

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business raised $79.2 million in fiscal year 2022, surpassing the school’s previous record of $51.3 million raised in 2018. This year’s total includes an anonymous gift of $52.1 million, the largest pledge in school history and tying a record $9 million for Tuck Annual Giving (TAG).

In January, Tuck announced that it had surpassed its initial goal of $250 million The Tuck Difference campaign. Thanks to the great generosity of alumni and friends in FY22, the total for Tuck’s comprehensive campaign now exceeds $314 million.

“The support and generosity of alumni and friends throughout the campaign has been truly remarkable,” says Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. “The success of our campaign underscores the deep resonance of our mission and our strong belief in the wise, determined leaders that Tuck develops.”

An anonymous gift of $52.1 million will fund a recurring Dartmouth summit that brings together students, scholars and world leaders to address issues affecting health, wealth and sustainability around the world. Planning for the inaugural summit is underway and details will be announced in the new academic year.

It is inspiring to see how many Tuck alumni consistently and generously give back to the school. Our alumni are second to none, and their support is deeply felt at Tuck.
Heather Ermarth

This past fiscal year, the school also announced two transformational gifts to Tuck centers. Daniel T’89 and Katy Revers pledged a $4.5 million gift to the renamed Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation. The couple has now made a total of $10 million in gifts to the Center, promoting initiatives aimed at solving energy and sustainability challenges through business innovation.

A $4.5 million gift from Warren C. “Renny” Smith Jr. T’83 will be supported by the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital (CPEVC). The endowed gift includes a pledge that CPEVC will receive an additional $4.5 million in endowed gifts made before June 30, 2023.

“In addition to our outstanding alumni, we owe much to the leadership and creativity of Punam Keller, whose extraordinary energy, drive and marketing skills have enhanced our philanthropic efforts during her tenure as senior associate dean for advancement and programs at Tuck-Dartmouth,” says Slaughter. “These recent gifts and campaign milestones reflect her impact and tireless commitment to the Tuck School.”

Other seven-figure gifts received in FY22 include an anonymous gift of $2 million, half of which will fund Tuck DEI initiatives and scholarships for first-generation low-income (FGLI) students participating in Tuck Business Bridge Program. The remaining $1 million will support new MBA scholarships for FGLI students. A $1 million gift from Karyn D’87, T’91 and Lawrence Calcano T’90 will provide endowment funds for mental health resources, including counseling and program offerings.

Our post-pandemic world will need more Tuck, more knowledge we create, and more leaders we develop.
Dean Matthew J. Slaughter

The more than $9 million raised for TAG matches its previous record total from FY21. Sixty-one percent of alumni made a gift to TAG in FY22. To date, The Tuck Difference campaign has received collective support from more than 81 percent of alumni.

“It is inspiring to see how many Tuck alumni consistently and generously give back to the school,” says Tuck Director of Annual Giving Heather Ermarth. “Our alumni are second to none and their support is deeply felt at Tuck.”

In the new fiscal year, Tuck will continue to invest in his three campaign priorities: expanding access to business education, building the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, and guiding career paths. Within these three priorities, the school specifically focuses on supporting student scholarship, faculty learning and development, and Tuck Alumni Lifelong Learning (TALL).

“Our post-pandemic world will need more of Tuck, more of the knowledge we create and the leaders we develop,” says Slaughter. “The investments we are making and the achievements of our campaign to date put our school and community in a much better position for the future and have strengthened our commitment to offer the best MBA experience in the world.”

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