Goizueta Foundation Gifts $30M to Namesake B-School

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has announced that it will receive a gift of $30 million from The Goizueta Foundation.  In honor of namesake Roberto Goizueta, former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, the business school will invest the gift in three areas that closely reflect his vision and legacy. These include a global classroom, innovation center, and institute for business and society.

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Goizueta Foundation gift to support significant innovations

These include:

  • a virtual classroom;
  • the use of holograms to facilitate “pop-up” campuses at remote locations (with a focus on Goizueta’s Executive MBA and non-degree Executive Education programs);
  • virtual reality simulations for experiential learning;
  • enhancement and expansion of the business school’s highly successful entrepreneurship and innovation programs; and
  • further investment in programming focused on the impact of business on communities and social responsibility.

“Roberto C. Goizueta believed that it is business’ responsibility to use its resources – its people, its finances, and its influence – to do well in the world and to create a dignified quality of life for everyone,” said Erika H. James, John H. Harland Dean of the Goizueta Business School.

“Our school is dedicated to advancing that notion, and it is through that belief that we are changing the narrative on how people view business in the modern era. This generous and transformational gift will allow us to make significant and sustainable investments in key areas of focus and of growth that will benefit our students, our community, and our society.”

The gift is the largest in the history of the business school. It is also the capstone on a critical year in the Goizueta Business School’s history. In 2019, the school celebrated the 25th anniversary of its naming after Roberto Goizueta. Last year was also the centennial of its founding.

Read more about the Goizueta Foundation and its major gift to the school here.

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