When Gail Khosla was living in Japan with her husband, Victor Khosla, and their three young sons, she attended a symposium for Japanese businesses that was sponsored by Tuck. That experience, she says, opened her eyes to one way Tuck today is different from Tuck in 1982, the year she graduated. It made her aware of the school's expanding international strengths, not just in Japan but in nations throughout the world, including India, Victor's birthplace and a nation to which the entire Khosla family is deeply connected. Their gift to create the Khosla Family Fund for International Business opens up new opportunities for Tuck students and faculty to learn more about the culture of business in that rapidly evolving country.
"Tuck is very good at not just asking you for money but taking the time to find out what your goals are," she says. "The school excels at trying to learn more about what you want to do. Our interests and Tuck's interests are the same. We're not just giving dollars, we're all going to learn a lot from this."
Gail and Victor Khosla's gift to create the Khosla Family Fund is supporting a variety of projects that will broaden understanding of business practices and opportunities in India. The fund supported a Tuck Global Consultancy project, in which Tuck students studied the business climate and explored business opportunities in India, as well as faculty research on business in India, and a conference on India. Among their other philanthropic efforts in India, the Khoslas have helped to support an orphanage for children of AIDS victims.
Tuck is very good at not just asking you for money but taking the time to find out what your goals are.” Gail C. Khosla T'82