Kelly Doran, ’82 MBA and founder of the Doran Companies, believes that his education has fueled his business success. He so treasures his educational experience, that he has made education his number one philanthropic priority.
To demonstrate his commitment to education and to motivate others to join him, Kelly issued a challenge to Carlson School Alumni - he would match every new Annual Fund gift up to a total of $100,000. Alumni more than answered Doran’s Challenge. By the end of January, 573 new donors contributed $152,312.
“I knew that we had generous alumni, but I was delighted to see the outpouring of support, especially in such a timely manner. These dollars are critical in addressing the current needs of the school and make such a large impact,” Doran said.
Gifts to the Annual Fund enable the Carlson School to offer scholarships and fellowships for new and current students, recruit and retain world class faculty, and allow us to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise.
The Carlson School offers its utmost thanks to Doran and to all of our benefactors who helped make this challenge such a huge success. If you have not yet made your gift, please do so today.