Our Donors


From recent graduates to corporate supporters, Jindal School donors are as unique as the programs and funds they support. Yet each donor plays a transformational role at the Jindal School, contributing to the educational experience of future business leaders. Gifts of all shapes and sizes exemplify a shared desire to help our students achieve their goals.

Opportunity Funds

Altair Global Opportunity Fund for Global Business

Beck Technology Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Capital One Opportunity Fund

Corey Troxell Opportunity Fund

Dish Network Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Dr. Walter Sutton, Jr. and Beverly D. Sutton Fund for the Jindal Young Scholars Program

Ericsson Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Essilor Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Gartner Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Goldman Sachs Opportunity Fund for IIE

Interlock Partners Opportunity Fund for the IIE

Joyce Kirk Coleman Opportunity Fund

Lynne Manilla Opportunity Fund for the Jindal School of Management

Pioneer Natural Resources Opportunity Fund for Information Technology and Systems

Quisitive Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Sales Enablement Society Opportunity Fund for the Center for Professional Sales

Texas Risk and Insurance Professional Society Opportunity Fund for Risk Management and Insurance

Vela Wood Opportunity Fund

5 Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Ann and Jack Graves Foundation

Thanks to support from the Ann and Jack Graves Charitable Foundation, Jindal School of Management students students receive a passport to global learning. Money awarded from a student support fund provides travel stipends for eligible students participating in school-sponsored international study tripsare receiving a passport to global learning this spring. Funds from a newly established student support fund will provide travel stipends for eligible students participating in school-sponsored international study trips. Michael Redeker, MBA ’97, MS’01 and trustee of the Ann and Jack Graves Charitable Foundation, experienced the power of these trips first-hand. “I had the opportunity to travel three summers in a row to several countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, China and India with the Jindal School. These life-changing trips broadened my perspective. I’m anxious to see others experience the benefits of meeting individuals from other cultures and seeing how the rest of the world does business as well.”

Ashok Opportunity Fund

Observing his own family’s generosity is what motivated Avi Arora MS’12 to establish the Ashok Opportunity Fund at the Jindal School. Arora gave the gift in honor of his father, although he also cited inspiration from many remarkable professors at UT Dallas.

Arora hopes to eventually upgrade the Ashok Opportunity Fund to a fellowship in order to more directly impact Jindal School students. “My goal is to reduce the financial burden for students so they can focus on their schooling,” he says.

Arora moved to the United States in 2009 to complete two master’s degrees, one in Supply Chain Management and one in Information Systems at the Jindal School. He began his career as an intern at Ericsson, and in 2016, he joined CBRE as a senior consultant.

Even at a young age, Arora believes in paying it forward. “You don’t have to wait until you’re further along in your career to give back. You can start now, and even small, positive actions can change the trajectory for someone in need.”

Axxess Opportunity Fund for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

C. H. Robinson Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Capital One Opportunity Fund for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Information Technology and Management Opportunity Fund

Clint and Lacey Miller Opportunity Fund

Debi and George Carter Opportunity Fund for Real Estate

Debjyoti and Roshni Goswami Endowment

DFW RIMS Opportunity Fund for Risk Management and Insurance

Diane S. McNulty Opportunity Fund

Ed Pavese Opportunity Fund

Eddie W. and Nanette D. Rhea Opportunity Fund for Energy Management

Edgington Family Opportunity Fund

Meade Monger

Grateful for his experiences at the Jindal School, Meade Monger EMBA’95, MS’13 said he never considered accepting a paycheck when he was asked to help develop a new curriculum for information technology in the Executive MBA program. Monger serves as a managing director and global leader of the Information Management Systems group at AlixPartners, LLC.

Monger donated his teaching salary to create two opportunity funds for the EMBA program: the Meade Monger EMBA ’95 Opportunity Fund and the EMBA ‘95 Opportunity Fund. “This is a great opportunity to really give back to the school that gave me so much,” Monger said.

To honor the 20th anniversary of the EMBA ’95 class, Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management and Caruth Chair of Management, agreed to match donations designated to the EMBA ‘95 Opportunity Fund.

Enterprise Holdings Opportunity Fund for Center for Professional Sales

EY Opportunity Fund

GTN Technical Staffing Opportunity Fund

Hasnain and Rashida Saboowala Opportunity Fund

Haynes and Boone, an international corporate law firm headquartered in Dallas, recently established an opportunity fund in support of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “We believe the opportunity fund helps the IIE to grow the ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in the North Texas region,” said Julie Nickols, partner at Haynes and Boone. “The IIE plays an important role in developing the ideas of UT Dallas students and faculty and in creating a culture of innovation that is critical to our regional economy.”

Henry Schein Dental Opportunity Fund

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Opportunity Fund

Higginbotham Opportunity Fund for Risk Management and Insurance

International Management Opportunity Fund

Intuit Opportunity Fund for Marketing

Isha and Mohit Malhan Opportunity Fund

Jennie McCament

Growing up in Wisconsin, Jennie McCament BS’86 didn’t consider herself college material, opting instead to attend Prospect Hall Secretarial School after high school. She then put her newly acquired skills to work for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband, Harry.

After the war, McCament’s salary enabled her husband to earn his college degree, sparking a desire in McCament to pursue her own collegiate path. She took courses at various institutions as the couple moved around and eventually enrolled at UT Dallas. With family responsibilities, McCament took at most two courses per semester, even taking years off to raise young children. More than 20 years later, McCament had a degree in business and accounting from the Jindal School. Grateful for her time here, McCament aims to leave a legacy by establishing the Jennie McCament Opportunity Fund for the Jindal School through a bequest.

“It’s so important that young people are equipped for the world to be contributing, self-sustaining adults.”

John Macaulay Family

UT Dallas is a family tradition for the Macaulays. Before Susan BA’93, MPA’94 became a student and later a teaching assistant, John taught an MBA accounting class in the ’70s. Their son Craig earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010 and a PhD in 2014.

The Macaulays recently named UT Dallas as a beneficiary in their wills, stating that a planned gift to the University symbolized the important relationship between their family and the school. “We have been giving every year and wanted to support UT Dallas as a long-term investment. The University is widely respected and will be Tier One someday,” Susan said. “Education is so important to all of us, and UT Dallas is a great place to support for its success and bright future.”

Joyce Kirk Coleman Opportunity Fund

Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund

Laird Plastics Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Lars Magnus Ericsson Opportunity Fund for the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lennox Opportunity Fund

Lynne Manilla

The Rev. Lynne Manilla MS’83 first heard of “noblesse oblige” — a concept in which those who have been blessed have a duty to be generous to others — as a young girl. Since she became old enough to understand it, she has sought to live out the phrase.

After earning a degree in French studies, Manilla worked in New York City at Girl Scouts of the USA. In 1979, she transferred to Dallas and decided to pursue a master’s degree at UT Dallas. Manilla studied administration sciences with a concentration in organizational behavior at the University, eventually going on to earn a master of divinity degree. She faithfully served as pastor of Presbyterian churches in several states, and she now regularly serves as a substitute pastor and on church committees.

Manilla was proud to give back to the University, using an individual retirement account and other assets to set up an opportunity fund to benefit the Jindal School.

Mathew and Gracey Jacob Opportunity Fund

Meade Monger

Grateful for his experiences at the Jindal School, Meade Monger EMBA’95, MS’13 said he never considered accepting a paycheck when he was asked to help develop a new curriculum for information technology in the Executive MBA program. Monger serves as a managing director and global leader of the Information Management Systems group at AlixPartners, LLC.

Monger donated his teaching salary to create two opportunity funds for the EMBA program: the Meade Monger EMBA ’95 Opportunity Fund and the Executive MBA Class of 1995 Opportunity Fund. “This is a great opportunity to really give back to the school that gave me so much,” Monger said.

Monica Scott

Widely involved in civic activities across Richardson, Monica Scott BS’87, MBA’97 has a long history of giving back to the community — and to her alma mater. “I loved my time at the University, learning from some of the most interesting and committed faculty,” Scott said. “The school is such an integral part of the community I truly love, and it just made sense to give back to the place where I learned so much.”

Scott became a member of the UT Dallas Legacy Society in 2015 by making a planned-gift commitment to the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Scott intends to establish an opportunity fund with this gift. “I hope that my contributions will help future Comets and faculty create unique learning opportunities,” Scott said.

MultiView Opportunity Fund for Professional Sales

Palomino Capital Opportunity Fund for Entrepreneurship

Paycom Opportunity Fund

PGC Opportunity Fund for Accounting

Professor Randy Guttery Real Estate Opportunity Fund

Richardson Living Magazine Opportunity Fund

Robert and Gloria Hewlett Opportunity Fund

Roy C. Snodgrass IV Opportunity Fund

Sorath Lion Opportunity Fund, established by Mayur and Nutan Ranoliya-Radadiya

Texas Mutual Insurance Opportunity Fund for Risk Management and Insurance

The Wyly Family

Innovation served as the catalyst for David and Laurie Matthews to establish the endowed Wyly Family Opportunity Fund in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Jindal School. This generous gift provides critical support for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE). “We are encouraged by both the innovation and entrepreneurship we see coming out of the University and what this holds for current and future times,” said David Matthews, member of the IIE advisory board and a managing partner at Trailblazer Capital, a venture capital fund.

Laurie Matthews also credits her father and mentor, Sam Wyly, for the inspiration, and named the fund to reflect that appreciation.

Travelers Opportunity Fund for Risk Management and Insurance

Valdespino Student Support Fund for Audit, Compliance, and Ethics

Wingate by Wyndham Richardson Dallas Opportunity Fund

Workday Opportunity Fund for the Center for Professional Sales

Young Professionals in Energy-Dallas

Ginny Urban, petroleum engineer at Gaedeke Energy, and Andy Long, assistant VP of national energy finance at East West Bank, are both active in the energy industry. Neither has direct ties to the Jindal School, but they are both committed to the school’s MS in Energy Management program as a source of high-quality talent for the energy industry.

These officers in the Dallas chapter of Young Professionals in Energy helped YPE establish the first endowed opportunity fund to provide support for the MS in Energy Management program.

The endowment fulfills two missions, Urban said, giving back to the community and supporting energy-centric educational programs. “I am a huge supporter of anything UT Dallas,” Long said. “This is Texas. UT Dallas should have a thriving oil and gas presence attached with the school.”

Scholarships/Fellowships

Arundhati Dawande Fellowship

Chinese Entrepreneurship Scholarship/Fellowship

Dattani Scholarship Fund

David R. Parks Fellowship

Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Deluke Family Scholarship/Fellowship

FEI Connie Konstans Scholarship

Li and Wang Fellowship

Michel Honhon Fellowship

Prof. N.N. Biswas Fellowship

Reba Biswas Fellowship

SCM Excellence Fellowship

State Farm Scholarships for ITS

Accounting Program Fund

Angelica Barriga

For Angelica Barriga BS’03, MBA’08, it was not enough to express her gratitude for the support she received as a college student. Channeling her appreciation, Barriga established the Angelica Barriga Scholarship to pay forward the financial assistance she received and honor those who provided support years earlier. “The collective support I received was instrumental in my success,” Barriga said. “I was extremely fortunate to receive scholarship support.” Barriga is a solutions management lead at Google and says she utilizes the lessons learned from her Jindal School coursework on a daily basis, another reason why she wanted to establish a scholarship supporting students in business education.

Annie Laurie Bass Graduate Fellowship

ANSIRA Marketing Excellence Fellowship

AT&T Global Supply Chain Fellowship

Bate Family

When Bate Bate MBA’03 and his wife, Leyla, established the Bate Family Scholarship/Fellowship, they knew their donation would not only help students in need but would also honor significant individuals and encourage others to support business education. Bate serves as Managing Partner at EP Valuation LLC, and he credits his time at the Jindal School with refining his understanding of finance, organizational behavior and management. Both Bate and Leyla also credit their upbringings as contributing factors in the decision to create a scholarship. “It was not just one experience that motivated us to give back, but rather the combination of our backgrounds, the support we received throughout our own educational pursuits, and the positive experiences we both had while students.”

BKD Accounting Scholarship

Bob and Ann Kieschnick Scholarship/Fellowship

Bob and Carol Williams Entrepreneurial Scholarship

B.P.S. Murthi Fellowship in Marketing Analytics

Business Navigators Scholarship

Chalak Mitra Life Scholarship

Charles and Christina Quinn

Charlie EMBA’08 and Tina BS’12 Quinn established the Charles and Christina Quinn Award for Jindal School Veterans in order to combine their love of the Army and their desire to give back. “Tina and I believe our education from the Jindal School greatly contributed to our current success, so we are honored to pass those same experiences on to someone who has given so much for our country.” Charlie, the son of a retired Army sergeant major, spent close to a decade in the U.S. Army in numerous combat command and staff positions, including as commander of two light-infantry companies that served as part of the Rapid Deployment Force. Tina saw her brother, brother-in law and nephew all serve in the armed forces in either infantry or special operations units. Charlie now serves as VP of recruiting solutions at HumCap, and Tina is a business intelligence and operations manager at Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Chinese Leadership Scholarship

CITM Academic Excellence Scholarship

CoreNet Southwest, the North Texas chapter of the international commercial real estate association CoreNet Global, provided the award to support scholarships and fellowships for real estate students. The significance of this gift goes beyond the dollar amount. With more than 8,000 members, CoreNet Global is among the world’s leading associations for corporate real estate professionals, service providers and economic developers. “This donation confirms that the Jindal School’s Real Estate Concentration is catching the attention of key leaders in the real estate industry,” said Dr. Randy Guttery, director of the real estate concentration at the Jindal School. “Our classes are preparing the next generation of real estate leaders, and many in the industry are eager to connect with our students.”

David L. Holmberg

David Holmberg EMBA’00 established the David Holmberg Scholarship/Fellowship in order to support both graduate and undergraduate students in the Jindal School. According to Holmberg, who serves as president and CEO of Highmark Health, the problem-solving skills and core disciplines he learned as a student come into play daily. “Students need to be prepared to adapt to the changes in today’s business climate,” Holmberg said. “The Jindal School does remarkably well in that area, as evidenced by its prominent rise in national rankings. Giving back to the school is a significant way that I can continue that momentum and ensure students’ future success.”

David Patterson Kieschnick Fellowship

David Springate Scholarship

Desai Family

Establishing the Desai Family Fellowship is just one thing Sejal Desai MBA’99 has done to improve the lives of others. As a passionate advocate of philanthropy and entrepreneurship, Desai serves as business engagement director at CFT for Business, a Communities Foundation of Texas initiative that assists in the foundation and growth of companies’ giving and community engagement programs. While Desai was a Jindal School student, she received scholarships that helped her finance her studies. The primary reason for establishing the Desai Family Fellowship was to offer similar opportunities to other young students who are beginning to pursue their dreams. “Relatively speaking, it’s a small drop in the ocean. However, if these fellowships are able to impact the lives of a few worthy yet needy students, and their careers and lives can be changed, then it’s a positive impact.”

Diane and Hal Brierley Marketing Fellowship

Dr. S.K. Virmani & Rupam Virmani Scholarship/Fellowship for World Healthcare

Dr. Stephen E. Guisinger Memorial International Management Fellowship

Ebby Halliday Realtors established the scholarship to support aspiring students in the Jindal School real estate program. Distinguished alumna Jefflyn Williamson BS’83, owner of Jefflyn & Company Commercial Real Estate, which manages a majority of Ebby Halliday’s commercial buildings, generously agreed to match the firm’s gift.

Elsie B. Curtin Scholarship Fund

EMBA Class of 2011 Scholarship

Emersons Commercial Management – Keith L. Colvin Scholarship

Frank Bass Endowed Scholarship

freshbenies Scholarship for Entrepreneurship

Gary L. Tillett Scholarship

GEICO Achievement Scholarship

Gigi Edwards Bryant Champions Scholarship

Hazel Elise Rogers Scholarship/Fellowship for Finance

HilltopSecurities Management Scholarship

Infinity DAWN Scholarship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship

Intel Security Scholarship for Sales

Jasper H. Arnold III EMBA Endowed Fellowship

Joe Owens Fellowship for MBA Students

Joseph Scholarship

Jungchan Hsieh Fellowship

Karen Van Wagner Health Leadership Fellowship

Karla and Hassan Al-Tabatabaie Scholarship

Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship/Fellowship

Lars Magnus Ericsson Scholarship/Fellowship in Management

Liberty Mutual Sales Scholarship

Mark Salamasick IT Auditor Fellowship

McGregor Scholarship

MEANT Student Support Fund

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) Analytics Fellowship

Pandian Fellowship

Peter Buffet Scholarship/Fellowship

R. Carter and Angela Pate Scholarship/Fellowship for Accounting

Ruben "Ben" Mesa, EMBA '15 Memorial Fellowship

Rutul Dattani Scholarship for Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Saadia Sheikh Scholarship/Fellowship for Entrepreneurship

Shawn Alborz Fellowship in Management

Skip Moore Leadership and Service Scholarship

Sorath Lion Fellowship

State Farm Endowed Scholarship for Information Technology and Systems

State Farm Scholarship

State Farm Scholarship for Risk Management and Insurance

Steven W. Lyle Scholarship

Steve Penson Leadership and Service Scholarship

Summerfield G. Roberts Fellowship

Tera Scholarship Fund

Terry and Claire Rock Scholarship

Terry W. Conner Leadership and Service Scholarship

Texas Capital Bank Scholarship for Sales

Tom James Company Scholarship for Sales

The Jefflyn Williamson Endowed Scholarship

Yancey Hai Fellowship

YES Club at UT Dallas Murthy Scholarship/Fellowship