Three recently graduated Goizueta Alumni pose in cap and gowns after commencement

As the year draws to a close, Goizueta Business School continues our 2O36 campaign with a focus on preparing principled leaders to positively influence business and society. The Goizueta alumni network is 23,000+ strong–and growing. We connected with a few changemakers in our alumni community to find out why they give to support the next generation of business leaders.

Saloni Firasta Vastani 95MBA

Associate Professor in the Practice of Marketing

“While pursuing my MBA, I discovered that Goizueta offers much more than a degree. It gave me lifelong friends and mentors. Returning as a faculty member further solidified my belief that Goizueta is truly extraordinary. It is a place where students are nurtured, faculty members are exceptional, and donations are utilized effectively to nurture the leaders of tomorrow that care about both business and society.”

Alonzo Ford 09EMBA

Goizueta Alumni Board member

“Goizueta is not just a place where I obtained my MBA, but a community and symbol of empowerment and growth for individuals like me who strive to overcome adversity and make a difference. By giving back, we ensure that others can have access to the same opportunities and empower them to create their own paths of success, breaking barriers and inspiring future generations.”

Mild Trakarnsakdikul 23MSBA

GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Steering Committee member

“This year I completed my MSBA degree. Also, we started the MSBA Hardship Fund, aiming to support the future students of our program. We have received tremendous support from our current students, alumni, and staff. Notably, the program is doubling its incoming class, emphasizing the vital role of data in our future. By contributing to the fund, we are giving back to the community that we cherish. Also, we are helping students who may face unexpected emergencies during their Goizueta journey.”

David Mendez 15MBA

Goizueta Alumni Board member

“I was raised to believe I’ve made it this far because of the blessings and help I’ve received along the way. The day I interviewed with the admissions team at Goizueta, I made a commitment. If I was admitted, I would not just take a seat or a spot in the program. I decided I would give back while in the program and even more as an alum. Fast-forward nine years later, and here I am. I’m still active in my involvement with the business school as a member of the Alumni Board. Also, I volunteer in the leadership coaching program, and I am in general, an ambassador of the brand. Each and every day I am thankful for the opportunities that Goizueta Business School has opened for me.”

Through transformational gifts and ongoing support, Goizueta can continue to strengthen our focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership development, data analytics, and the impact of business on society. Perhaps most importantly, we hope you will invest in our students through scholarship giving. This critical funding enables us to attract the best and brightest candidates. Help us build a community full of diverse ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences. Give today!