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Technology Making HBS More Accessible

Deborah (MBA 1987) and Steve (MBA 1986) Quazzo

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Deborah (MBA 1987) and Steve (MBA 1986) Quazzo

Deborah (MBA 1987) and Steve (MBA 1986) Quazzo believe in the mission of Harvard Business School. “Educating leaders who will have a positive impact on their communities throughout the world is very important to us,” says Steve, who reports that he loved every minute of his time as a student at HBS. Deborah’s relationship with the School has grown stronger in the years since she graduated. “HBS was a tough environment for me,” she admits, noting that in the 1980s the School was still adjusting to the presence of women in its classrooms. “I believe more in today’s vision for HBS.”

The Quazzos, who met while working in New York prior to attending HBS, have contributed to the School’s entry into online learning with gifts supporting HBX. “HBX offers a tremendous opportunity to change thinking about how people learn,” says Deborah, whose career as an investment banker focused on educational technology makes her very familiar with the topic. “The platform will enable people to collaborate across great distances,” she notes. Steve, who is a private equity real-estate investor, agrees. “HBX will help make the School’s unique learning program more accessible to the world,” he observes. “It’s a great way to leverage what the School does so well.”

Both Deborah and Steve run their own companies and have benefited greatly from the HBS network. “I made lifelong friends at HBS and am in touch with my classmates almost daily,” says Steve. “There isn’t a thank you in the world that is big enough for that.” The couple have also supported fellowships at HBS, honoring two important people in their lives, Deborah’s father and one of Steve’s classmates.

The Quazzos serve on the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors and are strong believers in the direction HBS is headed. “We support HBS because we are so impressed with where the School is today,” concludes Deborah.

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