CGU alums pledge $1 million to fund fellowships

By Tim Lynch | Special to the Courier

A Claremont Graduate University alumni couple has pledged $1 million to the school’s Drucker School of Management to support talented MBA candidates who face financial barriers.

“We are grateful for the educational experience from the Drucker School, which has significantly impacted our careers over the decades,” wrote Andrew and Saori Casey in a statement announcing the gift. “We’re pleased to pay it forward and hope that this fellowship provides enduring opportunities for its recipients.”

Starting in August 2024, the fund will provide up to $50,000 per fellow toward tuition. It is targeted at early career professionals and those who have not yet launched their business career, with selection based on academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, and potential professional contribution.

“The generosity of the Caseys will make a substantial difference by enabling us to support highly qualified and deserving students in our MBA program,” said CGU Dean David Sprott.

After earning their MBA degrees in 1995, the Caseys crafted careers in technology and finance. Andrew Casey was recently appointed CFO at Lacework, and Saori Casey is CFO at Sonos. They also serve on the Drucker School of Industry Advisors and have partnered with the school to participate in a number of career engagement events.

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