Graduating Class Gift Campaign

A Tepper School tradition

The Tepper School Class Gift Campaign provides graduating MBA students with an opportunity to reflect on their time at the school, come together and show class pride, and help ensure that future classes have a positive experience. The class gift runs from September 2017 through June 30, 2018. 



  • High student giving rates show alumni, recruiters, prospective students and other institutions that current students believe in the school, increasing the value of a Tepper School degree.

  • Believe it or not, tuition only covers about 50 percent of the Tepper School’s operating budget. The school’s fundraising efforts help fill in the gap every year.

  • Class giving is a stepping stone to establishing a tradition of philanthropy at the Tepper School, ensuring the success of the school long after each class has graduated.

  • Outstanding student participation is a catalyst for encouraging greater alumni support of the school.

  • Make your gift online: (Full-Time)

  • Want to break-up your gift into budget-friendly payments and have it renew automatically? Select the “recurring” option under Gift Frequency to set-up a recurring gift.

  • Write a check

    • Drop in person: Payable to “Carnegie Mellon University”; Memo line: “Tepper School Class Gift 2018 Full/Part Time”
      Carnegie Mellon University
      Tepper School Advancement Office, GSIA 213
      5000 Forbes Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • Credit Card Machine & Cash

    • During various events throughout the year, we’ll be collecting class gifts via credit card or cash. Processing of these gifts is delayed a few days – the fastest way to participate is to give online.


Students can join the W.L. Mellon Society by making a gift of $500 or more to the Tepper School (typically donors must give $2,500+). Part-time students whose gifts are match-eligible through their organizations can join the society with a gift of $250 plus a 1:1 match. Review our database of matching companies.

We recognize our exceptional student donors through exclusive interactions with the Dean’s Office and the Tepper School Alumni Board. Visit the W.L. Mellon Society webpage to learn more.




Class Gift Committee Contact:

Jeff Ledwick – FT MBA ‘18 Chair

Staff Contacts:

Jessica Walker
Ast. Dir., Annual Giving & Volunteer Programs

Dawn DiBartolo
Development Associate