Janet and Peter Lebovitz
Tuck helped us launch our careers and for that we are forever grateful which motivates us to give back...We know that the program is making a difference for students. It’s gratifying for us to see that impact and to even see some Bridge graduates return to Tuck for their MBA.
Lebovitz Family’s Strong Tuck Ties Inspires Desire to Give Back
By Adam Sylvain
Every member of the Lebovitz family of four has an MBA and a connection to Tuck so it is not surprising that they have been strong supporters of a place that is special to all of them.
Janet T’78 TUP’20 and Peter T’78 TUP’20 Lebovitz started the Tuck family tradition, followed by sons David and Adam T’20, who both attended the Tuck Bridge program. Adam earned his MBA from Tuck while David graduated with two MBAs—one from Columbia and the other from London Business School—which they all say adds some balance to their otherwise Tuck-centric family.
Peter and Janet Lebovitz are perfect givers to TAG, which paved the way for their support of the Bridge program through student scholarships. With the help of the program’s longtime business development manager Paul Doscher, who recently retired, the couple began directing some of their support to address the financial needs of Bridge students.
When asked why they continue to support Bridge, Janet and Peter Lebovitz are both quick to answer.
As a math and economics major at Wheaton College, Janet Lebovitz says she was better prepared to begin an MBA than many liberal arts graduates, who often lack exposure to quantitative skills. The strength of a program like Bridge is that it reaches students early and exposes them to what they need to excel in business. It prepares them with foundational knowledge and experience applying both hard and soft skills, she says.
“In addition to gaining experience in areas like financial modeling and marketing, students who attend Bridge come out of the program understanding what it means to be a part of a team and how to be a good teammate,” explains Janet Lebovitz. “Bridge teaches you that there is strength in discussion and working together to problem solve, which is really important.”
Peter Lebovitz says their support also stems from recognizing the enduring value of their family’s Tuck experience.
“Tuck helped us launch our careers and for that we are forever grateful which motivates us to give back,” he says, adding that the positive impact the Bridge program had on their two sons also inspires their desire to help share that experience with others.
“We know that the program is making a difference for students,” says Peter Lebovitz. “It’s gratifying for us to see that impact and to even see some Bridge graduates return to Tuck for their MBA.”