Why Give

Roberto Goizueta issued the challenge, "Business schools today cannot just reflect business the way it is. They must teach business the way it will be." The people whose stories you'll find on this site have helped us face that challenge and exemplify our annual fund themes - strengthening faculty distinction, preparing engaged scholars, creating community and engaging society, confronting the human condition and experience, and exploring new frontiers in science and technology. Your gift - whether you give annually, include Goizueta in your estate plans, or create an endowment - will have tremendous impact.

Jackson Isaacs 14BBA

Jackson Isaacs 14BBA

With an aptitude for numbers, an interest in business, and a penchant for competition, Jackson Isaacs found the perfect training ground at Goizueta Business School. A competitive tennis player since age 13, Isaacs was recruited to play for Emory's winning team, and the Eagles now are national champions. His original academic plan was to major in math, but he was intrigued by the practical uses of the discipline and settled on a business degree instead.

With scholarship support from donors to Guoizueta's Business Fund for Excellence, Isaacs can focus on his course load, his career goals, his work as rush chair for Sigma Chi fraternity, and his drop shot. He is considering a career path in investment sales and trading, and Goizueta's alumni network is helping him explore the possibilities in major cities like New York. "My time at Emory has been transformative," he says. "I've met people of entirely different backgrounds, both from the East Coast and abroad, and I feel ready to take on the financial world of New York City."

Barbara and Bill Holden 72MBA

Barbara and Bill Holden 72MBA

Barbara and Bill Holden have such demanding careers, they insist on spending time together when away from work. Goizueta Business School provides them with ample opportunities, from attending receptions to mentoring students. Frequent volunteers and faithful donors, they invest in Goizueta at the Partners Society level each year, receiving invitations to special events as well as the satisfaction of strengthening the school they love. "We think it's important to give back," he says. "It shows what you value."