Six Goals Reached as Campaign End Draws Near

Atlanta, GA

As Campaign Georgia Tech approaches the final quarter of its 11-year run, six campus units surpassed their Campaign goals during the most recent quarter that ended June 30. 

The following gifts and commitments are responsible for pushing these six units past their Campaign goals.

Scheller College of Business
  • $175 million goal
  • Finish line donors: Raena and Joseph Evans, a 1971 industrial management alumnus

The Evans’ estate provision will establish endowments providing undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships in the Scheller College. 

“The inspiration for this commitment comes from seeing what an impact the Dean’s Scholarship Program has had on the College,” said Evans. “The high level of talent being brought in because of this program has been energizing. We have truly become competitive for the very best students.”

College of Engineering
  • $480 million goal
  • Finish line donors: Mary and John Brock

See the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering section for information on the Brock gift.

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • $45 million goal
  • Finish line donors: Mary and John Brock, who holds bachelor’s (1970) and master’s (1971) degrees in chemical engineering

The Brocks’ commitment established the John F. Brock III School Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the final remaining school in the College of Engineering to have an endowed school chair. In addition to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering goal, the Brocks’ commitment also pushed the College of Engineering past its overall $480 million goal.

“This is a special opportunity that means so much to me,” said Brock, who is serving as Campaign co-chair along with his wife, Mary. “To be able to make this commitment to the School that nurtured my love of engineering, equipped me with the tools I needed to succeed, and provided opportunities I never would have dreamed of — it truly is an honor.”

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • $165 million goal
  • Finish line donor: Steve Chaddick, who holds bachelor’s (1974) and master’s (1982) degrees in electrical engineering

Chaddick’s estate provision will establish an endowment fund providing unrestricted support for the School, ensuring greater resources for future advancements on important initiatives that may otherwise be out of reach.

“It was gratifying to be able to help punch through that goal,” said Chaddick. “ECE made me who I am, in large measure. I wouldn’t have had the opportunities, the skills, and the knowledge to do the things I’ve done in my career had I not been in that place — as an undergraduate and a graduate student.”

Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
  • $25 million goal
  • Finish line donors: Helen and Roger Krone, a 1978 aerospace engineering alumnus

The Krones’ estate provision will establish a faculty endowment fund that will help the school chair attract and retain the very best faculty in the field.

“The four years in Aerospace Engineering helped me to realize my dream,” said Krone. “It is our hope that this gift will help other students realize their dreams.”

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • $45 million goal
  • Finish line donor: Howard Tellepsen Jr., a 1966 civil engineering alumnus

Tellepsen’s estate provision will establish a permanent endowment that will provide unrestricted support to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, allowing the chair to take advantage of emerging opportunities or to further long-term strategic priorities.

“My entire experience of Georgia Tech has been so positive,” said Tellepsen. “I am truly grateful for the chance to serve Georgia Tech and especially to help the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering to reach even greater success.”

Last revised August 1, 2017