Scholarship Breakfast


Fred Perpall at the 2020 Jindal School Scholarship Breakfast

2020 Jindal School Scholarship Breakfast Virtual Event
with Fred Perpall, Chief Executive Officer, The Beck Group

The intent of our scholarship breakfast is to support Jindal School students across all degree programs and expand our engagement with the local business community. Your philanthropic support can have meaningful impact on the higher education journey of deserving Jindal School students.

The 2020 event was a record-setting fundraiser, with $109,000 in donations from Jindal School friends, corporate partners and alumni. Thank you for all your support.

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JSOM Scholarship Breakfast

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. The program has raised $825,000 and funded nearly 500 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

Fred Perpall, Chief Executive Officer, The Beck Group

Fred Perpall

The Beck Group’s CEO, Fred Perpall, has come a long way in a relatively short period of time — from teenage basketball star to distinguished business visionary and civic leader.

At the age of 15, Fred started college in his home country of the Bahamas. There he played two years of basketball as a starter. Two years later, seeking a larger stage, he packed his bags and headed to Texas, to pursue Division I basketball and degrees in architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Balancing both his athletics and academics became too much, so Fred opted to pursue his passion for designing and building buildings. Barely out of his 20s, Fred graduated from the school with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, No. 1 in his class.

It wasn’t long before Fred joined The Beck Group, which gave him the opportunity to open and grow an architecture group in Atlanta. Not long afterward, The Beck Group summoned Fred to return to the firm’s headquarters in Dallas, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become the firm’s CEO at the age of 37. Today, Fred presides over one of the world’s largest integrated design-build firms, with award-winning building projects spanning the globe.

A registered architect, Fred leads the 108-year-old firm’s domestic and international design, planning, and construction business. He is also a member of the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and a former Americas Fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

An active member of the Dallas community, Fred is chairman of the Dallas Citizens Council and a director for Triumph Bancorp. He also serves on the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center, is a member of the United States Golf Association Executive Committee and, most recently, became co-chair of Dallas’ COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force.

Fred lives in Dallas with his wife, Abi, and daughters, Ava and Ali.

With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas. For more than 40 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty ranks No. 4 worldwide in terms of research contributions. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty

Diane McNulty, PhD

Associate Dean for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4489
dmcnulty@utdallas.edu

JSOM Scholarship Breakfast

(From left) Dr. Diane McNulty, Jindal School associate dean for external affairs and corporate relations, applauds, and Jason Manzala, Jindal School finance student, looks on as former Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings shakes hands with Ray Hemmig, former chairman of the Jindal School’s advisory council, at the conclusion of the 2019 Scholarship Breakfast.

50th Anniversary Celebration Level Sponsor

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Platinum Level Sponsors

  • Beck Group
  • Intuit
  • Merit Energy Company
  • State Farm

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Hunton Andrews Kurth – Tom Cantrill
  • Lennox International
  • Lincoln Property Company

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Austin Commercial
  • Capgemini
  • Capital One Auto Finance
  • City of Richardson
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Gardner Wallace Financial Solutions
  • Grant Thornton
  • Haynes & Boone
  • Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, P.C.
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management Executive Education
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance
  • Palomino Capital LLC – Chuck Butler
  • Pearson Partners International
  • Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital
  • Tabani Group
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas
  • US India Chamber of Commerce
  • UT Dallas Development and Alumni Relations
  • UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Wells Fargo