24 Jun 2014
Gary (MBA 1963) and Terie RoubosTopics:
Gary (MBA 1963) and Terie Roubos
Attending HBS has been very much a family affair for Gary and Terie Roubos, who arrived on campus in 1961 with their infant daughter, Lyndel, in the back seat of their car. Gary received his MBA in 1963, and years later Lyndel returned to earn her own degree (MBA 1987) and met her husband, classmate Michael Manson. The Rouboses, who have stayed connected with HBS during the past 50 years, say that their time spent at Soldiers Field influenced them personally—providing them with enduring friendships—and professionally. After a notable career in business, Gary retired in 1994 as Chairman of Dover Corporation, a worldwide industrial manufacturing company.
“My experience at HBS had a big impact on my career,” Gary explains. “As a result, I felt that I would like to make a payback in some way.”
The couple, who live in Edwards, Colorado, and have another daughter, Leslie, are longtime supporters of education, both at the University of Colorado, where they met, and at HBS. To mark Gary’s 50th Reunion at HBS, they decided to make a meaningful gift to the HBS Fund for Leadership and Innovation, which will enable them to support the School’s highest priorities. Working with the Gift Planning office, the Rouboses established a charitable gift annuity with their donation of appreciated stock. This unique way of giving benefits Terie for life, assists them with their tax planning, and allows them to make a bigger gift than they thought possible.
“I’ve been reading the materials that Harvard sends, but this was the first time I became aware we could have an annuity attached to it,” says Gary. “Once I learned that was possible, I thought that it was a perfect opportunity for us.” (June 2013)
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Class of MBA 1963, Section E