A Gift for Better Governance

Posted in Crosswalk, Fall 2018, News Briefs

The LeBow College of Business is at the forefront of preparing organization leaders to govern better — and that mission just received some help from a $5 million gift establishing the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute.

Drexel alumnus Raj Gupta ’72, chairman of Aptiv PLC and of Avantor Inc., and his wife Kamla invested $2.5 million in the institute that will bear their name.

The Haas family and the Haas family foundations matched their gift, bringing the total investment in the institute to $5 million.

The Gupta Institute will house the existing Center for Corporate Governance and the new Center for Nonprofit Governance, each providing world-renowned business leaders with dynamic governance insights.

Programming will expand not only to organizations in the nonprofit sector but also across disciplines allowing organizations at both the for-profit (public and private) and nonprofit sector to benefit from research at all of Drexel’s colleges and schools.

It will serve as a neutral ground where industry and education meet to provide business solutions through its programming, knowledge-sharing and research.

“Their support will give Drexel national prominence in an important field with lasting implications,” says President John Fry.