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Business School Receives $45 Million in Gifts

Carson is a general partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, which he co-founded in 1978. Over the past 24 years, WCAS has raised 14 institutionally funded limited partnerships with total capital in excess of $15 billion and has invested in more than 250 companies. The firm has evolved into the leading specialist in the buyout of privately owned companies in the information services and healthcare industries. Carson has focused on WCAS's healthcare investment activities and is currently a director of four portfolio companies. From 1967 to 1978, Carson was employed by the Citicorp Venture Capital subsidiary of Citicorp and served as its chair and chief executive officer from 1974 to 1978. He received a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College in 1965, where he is currently a trustee, and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1967. Active in community affairs, Carson is chair of the Rockefeller University Board of Trustees, a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, director of the Partnership for New York City and a director of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. He resides in New York City with his wife, Judy.

Business School 90 Years
These gifts launch three critical areas of the school's strategy as it prepares for the next phase of its service and education.

Kravis is founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a merchant banking firm he founded with two partners in 1976. He earned a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College in California and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1969. While at the Business School, Kravis was also vice president of Katy Industries, where he designed and implemented its acquisition program. He then joined Bear Stearns & Co., where he became partner, and remained there until he and two colleagues from Bear Stearns founded KKR, a firm that pioneered the development of the management buyout. Kravis has been involved in the largest and most successful acquisitions via management buyouts, including RJR Nabisco, Beatrice, Duracell and Owens-Illinois. His firm has completed more than 140 transactions with a total acquisition price of approximately $185 billion. Kravis has served or is serving on numerous corporate boards, including RJR Nabisco, Safeway, Gillette and Borden. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Partnership for New York City, the New York City Investment Fund, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mount Sinai Hospital, Channel 13/WNET New York and Rockefeller University. He and his wife, Marie-Josée, live in New York City.

Samberg is chair and chief executive of Pequot Capital Management, a leading diversified alternative investment firm. He holds an S.B. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as a member of the MIT Corporation and as vice chair of the MIT Investment Company. He earned his M.B.A. in 1967 from Columbia Business School and an M.S. from Stanford University. Prior to establishing Pequot Capital, Samberg served as president of Dawson-Samberg Capital Management, where he established the first Pequot Investment Fund in 1986. Previously, he was a partner at Weiss, Peck & Greer and a member of its management committee. Samberg serves on the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Board of Trustees and its executive and investment committees. He is also a member of the board of overseers at Children's Hospital of New York and the board of directors of Historic Hudson Valley. He lives in the New York area with his wife, Rebecca.

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Published: May 11, 2006
Last modified: May 19, 2006