Gail Collins Khosla
Giving to Bridge is important for Tuck, but it is personally meaningful as well. It represents a unique opportunity to support Tuck as well as the undergraduate experience at Dartmouth and beyond.
Bridging the Liberal Arts Experience
By Adam Sylvain
Gail Collins Khosla T’82 witnessed the impact of Tuck Bridge up close when her son Grant Khosla D’18 participated in the program during his sophomore year at Dartmouth.
She says what makes Bridge so effective is the way it dismantles the notion that to pursue a career in business or finance, you need to enroll in a business-oriented undergraduate program.
“Bridge is perfect for students who want both a rich, liberal arts education and a strong foundation in business,” says Khosla, a generous supporter of the Bridge program and a member of Tuck’s Board of Advisors.
For her son, Grant, Khosla says Bridge was pivotal to launching his career in investment banking.
“It really helped set him on his way,” she says. “When he started in investment banking, almost everyone he met came from a business undergraduate program so the exposure he received through Tuck Bridge was incredibly valuable. He didn’t miss a beat.”
Khosla started supporting Bridge philanthropically when Grant was still enrolled at Dartmouth. Her giving provides critical funding for the Bridge Associates, a cohort of Tuck MBA students who manage study groups, provide content expertise, and mentor Bridge participants.
“They say the best way to learn something is to teach it,” says Khosla. “Not only are the Bridge Associates providing valuable support to the undergraduate students, but they are also reinforcing their own education. I wish I had the same opportunity when I was at Tuck.”
As Tuck Bridge prepares to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary in 2022, Khosla hopes her support, combined with the generosity of others, will help the program continue to grow and impact the lives of future generations.
“Giving to Bridge is important for Tuck, but it is personally meaningful as well,” explains Khosla. “It represents a unique opportunity to support Tuck as well as the undergraduate experience at Dartmouth and beyond.”