NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Mr. Cricket From Kashmir
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5/10
Harvard | The Insurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Mr. Automotive Strategy
GMAT 670 - 700 on practice tests, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Researcher
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Tuck | Mr. Land Management
GMAT 760, GPA 3.85
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Backyard Homesteader
GRE 327, GPA 3.90
Wharton | Mr. Finance to MBB
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
London Business School | Ms. Audit Meme
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Tepper | Mr. Insurance Dude
GMAT 660, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Marketer
GMAT 680, GPA 8.9/10
NYU Stern | Mr. Middle Eastern Warrior
GMAT 720 (Estimated), GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Chile Real Estate
GMAT 740, GPA 3.02
Yale | Mr. Sustainability Manager
GRE 319, GPA 3.52
NYU Stern | Ms. Legal Officer
GMAT 700, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Non-profit
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Wharton | Mr. Mobility Entrepreneur
GMAT 760, GPA 1st Division
HEC Paris | Mr. Business Man
GMAT 720, GPA 3.89
Harvard | Mr. Football Author
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Admission
GRE 329, GPA 3.99

Michigan Gets Another $100 Million From Ross

“Stephen Ross’ vision has always been about the ability of facilities to transform the human experience,” said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman in a statement. “He understands the power of well-conceived spaces, and his generosity will benefit generations of Michigan students, faculty and coaches. This historic gift is not only an investment in the University of Michigan, but also in our state. Steve Ross believes deeply in our collective future as national and global leaders.”

Earlier this year, Ross committed to give half or more of his wealth to charity and signed the Giving Pledge, a long-term, global initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that aims to inspire deeper engagement in philanthropy and increase charitable giving globally. He said the latest gift to Michigan was made because the university, which granted him a B.A. degree in accounting in 1962, has had a big impact on his life.

“The University of Michigan had a profound impact on my life and I have received enormous satisfaction from being able to give back to the institution that played such a critical role in my success,” he said in a statement announcing the gift. “I am thrilled to be able to make such an impactful contribution and to not only help write the next chapter for the University, but also offer much-needed scholarships to ensure we continue to attract the best and the brightest students and provide them with the financial resources they need.  I am confident that the initiatives we undertake will further transform the business school and athletic facilities and ensure the University Michigan continues to offer a world-class institution for our future leaders. I could not be more proud.”

Ross earned a law degree from Wayne State University and a master of law degree in taxation from New York University. He began his career as a tax attorney at Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit.  He serves on the executive committee and is a trustee of Lincoln Center, is a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Guggenheim Foundation and a director of the World Resources Institute and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Largest Gifts To Business Schools

GiftSchoolYearDonors
$300 millionChicago (Booth)2008David Booth
$200 millionMichigan (Ross)2004 & 2013Stephen M. Ross
$150 million   Stanford2011    Robert & Dorothy King
$105 millionStanford2006Philip H. Knight
$100 millionColumbia2010Henry Kravis
$100 millionColumbia2013Ronald Perelman
$85 millionWisconsin2007Alumni Partnership*
$80 millionCornell (Johnson)2010David & Patricia Atkinson
$60 millionVirginia (Darden)1999Frank Batten Sr.
$60 millionNortheastern2012Richard D’Amore,Alan McKim
$60 millionThunderbird2004Samuel & Rita Garvin
$50 millionHarvard2010Ratan Tata
$50 millionGeorgia Tech2012Ernest Scheller Jr.
$50 millionArizona State (Carey)2003William Polk Carey
$50 millionTexas (McCombs)2000Red McCombs
$50 millionArkansas (Walton)1996The Walton Family
$50 millionYale2010Ned Evans
$45 millionDrexel (LeBow)2010Bennett LeBow
$40 millionHarvard2012James Chao
$40 millionLoyola (Quinlan)2012Michael Quinlan
$40 millionNorth Carolina State (Poole)2010Lonnie Poole
$40 millionHouston (Bauer)2000Charles T. Bauer
$40 millionPennsylvania (Wharton)1998Jon M. Huntsman
$35 millionNotre Dame (Mendoza)2000Thomas & Kathy Mendoza
$35 millionUSC (Marshall)1997Gordon Marshall

* A group of more than then alumni got together to pool their resources for this gift to the business school at the University of Wisconsin

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.