Tuck Bridge Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Tuck News recently shared an article on the Bridge program's celebration of 25 years and the launch of a new giving campaign. An excerpt from the full article is below.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Tuck Business Bridge program has continued to grow, innovate, and, when necessary, pivot, to deliver a transformative business education for liberal arts students and recent graduates.
True to its name, the program has created an effective bridge to career and educational opportunities for more than 7,000 alumni and counting. Many have leveraged the knowledge, skills, and confidence they gained during Bridge to pursue careers in finance, consulting, or marketing. Others have become entrepreneurs or grown a family business. Some have returned to Tuck as MBA students.
The legacy of this pioneering program, launched in 1997 by former Dean Paul Danos, has been fueled by a growing number of generous supporters whose giving has helped make Bridge accessible to even more students.
“Support for scholarships is having a measurable impact on our ability to attract and enroll top students,” says Lisa Tedeschi, executive director of Bridge. “This includes increased participation from first-generation students, underrepresented minorities, and students from low-income households.”
Tedeschi says continuing to increase scholarship funding is a key priority and alumni are encouraged to make a gift to support Bridge during this milestone year. In addition to scholarships, alumni gifts will provide funding for faculty development as well as program support provided by the Bridge Associates—a cohort of Tuck MBA students who advise, coach, and mentor Bridge participants.