Tuck set several new giving records during fiscal year 2021 and has now raised $235 million toward its campaign goal of $250 million
Contributing to a year-end total of $38 million, alumni and friends pledged more distinct six- and seven-figure gifts in fiscal year 2021 than in any prior year in Tuck’s history—a testament to broad and enthusiastic support for the refined strategic priorities of the Tuck Difference Campaign.
“The generosity of Tuck’s loyal and supportive alumni is both humbling and inspiring, particularly during an unprecedented global pandemic,” said Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. “Our alumni network has always been one of our school’s great strengths, and the ways in which alumni step forward to support Tuck and our students—especially during challenging times—simply cannot be overstated.”
It was also a record-breaking year for Tuck Annual Giving (TAG) which set a new benchmark in total unrestricted giving at $9 million, a nearly 20 percent increase over the previous record of $7.6 million. The past fiscal year also witnessed a record number of individual donors and new, multi-year gift commitments to TAG.
Increased investment in student scholarships—a campaign priority—was central to the school’s FY21 fundraising success. Tuck has now surpassed its original campaign goal of $40 million in endowed scholarships. This funding is instrumental to recruiting smart, ambitious students and building diverse classes of accomplished individuals who thrive in Tuck’s collaborative community.
Continuing to grow Tuck’s scholarship endowment will remain a primary focus during the coming fiscal year and beyond.
The investments made by alumni and friends strengthen our ability to attract top talent, advance our offerings around inclusive leadership, and develop new and timely programs that help guide rewarding career journeys.
Dean Matthew J. Slaughter
“The investments made by alumni and friends strengthen our ability to attract top talent, advance our offerings around inclusive leadership, and develop new and timely programs that help guide rewarding career journeys,” shared Slaughter. “We begin the new academic year energized by their enthusiasm for the innovations and enhanced capabilities of our school.”
Among these transformative investments was a leadership gift to fund a new Tuck Executive Education program dedicated to empowering the next generation of female private markets leaders. Another seven-figure gift will establish a business school case competition focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Several Tuck alumni also made significant contributions to support initiatives offered through the Tuck Center for Health Care.
Powered by another record-setting year of philanthropic support, Tuck aims to reach its campaign goal of $250 million before the end of fiscal year 2022.
In addition to the $235 million raised thus far in the Tuck Difference Campaign, the Tuck School has also secured $35 million in bequest commitments since the campaign publicly launched in 2018.