The Haas School recently created a new program that
allows companies and foundations to invest in the future
of business management and build ties to the school
by giving to the Haas Investors Program.
Membership begins at the $10,000 level, and funds
are applied to the school’s most immediate priorities.
These often lie in the areas of faculty recruitment
and retention, research, curriculum development, and
student services. Stephanie DiMarco, chairman and founder
of Advent Software, one of the first partners in the
program, comments, “As a business leader, I know
that maintaining flexibility is an important way to
meet challenges while delivering an excellent product.
By providing the Haas School with unrestricted resources,
my company is helping to improve key areas of the school.”
Member organizations in the Haas Investors Program
enjoy benefits that include increased visibility, personalized
services, and streamlined opportunities for recruiting.
“Investors find that affiliating with one of the
most distinguished schools of business in the country
helps them to maintain their own high profile on many
fronts,” says Jeff Rhode, who manages the program.
“The relationship they create with the school
is mutually beneficial.”
In addition to Advent Software, other recent members
in the Haas Investors Program are Bank of America Foundation,
Eastman Kodak Company, Goldman Sachs, Progress Investment
Management Company, Sit Investment Associates, and the
Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
For more information on the Haas Investors Program,
contact Jeff Rhode in Corporate and Foundation Relations
at 510-642-1907 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
New Development Councils in NY and LA
Last fall the Haas Annual Fund extended its network
of fundraising volunteers by creating two regional development
councils in New York and Los Angeles.
The new councils are focusing on increasing annual fund
participation from alumni and providing stewardship
activities for donors in their respective regions.
The New York volunteers have already completed one
telethon, and they have hosted a thank you luncheon
for annual fund donors with Dean Tom Campbell at Morgan
Stanley’s midtown headquarters. The following
alumni are members of the New York Development Council:
John Appel, BS 85; Eduardo Cabral, BS 98; Wendy Hsu,
MBA 02; Jane Knop, BS 02; Philip Livingston, MBA 83;
Rob Nicholson, MBA 95; Christopher Nuttall, MBA 02;
Kathryn O’Connor, BS 98; Margaret Spencer, MBA
92; and Jeff Woods, MBA 98.
The Los Angeles council is comprised of three teams
that are focused on acquiring new donors among recent
graduates and renewing prior donors. The following alumni
are members of the Los Angeles Development Council:
Ted Cordova, BS 97; Jared Herzikoff-Cornell, BS 02;
Michael Ho, MBA 90; Sid Jordan, BA 74, MBA 76; Joy Kovaleski,
BS 77; Steve Lurie, BS 00; Connie Marmet, MBA 84; Aaron
Martinez, BS 92; Jim Ryan, JD/MBA 89; Marla Ryan, MBA
88; Ron Saxena, BS 00; and Melisa Wilson, MBA 88.
The new regional councils have also inspired new membership
in the Bay Area Development Councils. The following
alumni joined the Bay Area council this year: Melissa
Daniels, MBA 00; Mark French, MBA 98; Hans Grande, MBA
02; David Hughes, MBA 01; Moira MacMahon Regueiro, BS
97; and Cecilia Pang, BS 00.
Leadership Society Formed
The Haas Annual Fund launched the Haas Leadership Society
with a dinner in the Wells Fargo Room hosted by Dean
Campbell in October, 2002. Sixty alumni and friends
attended this special evening that recognized annual
fund donors of $1,000 and higher and the members of
the Haas Development Council.
Creating Lifelong Connections
The Alumni Relations office and the Haas Annual Fund
teamed up this spring with seniors, second-year full-time
MBA students and third year Evening MBA
students to promote Haas LifeLong Connections, or Haas
LLC. The program includes a website (http://www.haas.
berkeley.edu/alumni/llc/index.html), teams of LifeLong
Connections class leaders and a tabling campaign during
the last few weeks of spring classes. Haas LLC informs
graduating students of the value of staying connected
to the school by becoming active alumni post-graduation
and the impact their involvement with the school can
have on current alumni and future generations of students.
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