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Emory University’s Goizueta Business School Celebrates 100th Anniversary at The Goizueta Centennial Gala
From left to right: David Roemer, Co-founder and CEO, Ideas United; Megan Costa; Dan Costa, Co-founder and President, Ideas United
ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2019) – Members of the Goizueta Business School community gathered on Saturday, Oct. 26, to continue the celebration of the School’s 100th Anniversary at the Goizueta Centennial Gala. The black-tie, invitation-only event took place at The Fairmont and featured Claire Sterk, President, Emory University; Erika James, The John H. Harland Dean, Goizueta Business School; and special guest, Ben Folds, singer-songwriter and record producer.
“I think I speak for all in attendance when I say our Centennial Gala was both remarkable and inspiring,” said Erika James “One hundred years is a long time by any standard. It’s an especially long time by business standards. And while the centennial mark is cause for celebration, Goizueta has never been satisfied with resting on our laurels. Bringing together our faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the school to reflect on the past and the needs of the future was a refreshing exercise that we were honored to produce.”
The celebration was developed in partnership with creative studio Ideas United, and the theme of the evening was “Symphony of Success,” which married music and fine arts to business and Goizueta. In keeping with the event’s spirit of collaboration, guests were invited to submit photos for the Centennial Mosaic, a user-generated art installation revealed at the Gala that built a collective image of the Goizueta community that reflects its past, present, and future. The Gala also highlighted 100 of its graduates achievements over the past 100 years, while highlighting a vision for the future.
“As a proud Goizueta graduate, it was a true honor to have the opportunity for our team to partner with Emory to imagine and execute the Goizueta Centennial Gala,” said David Roemer, co-founder and CEO, Ideas United. “19 years ago, Ideas United started as an idea from a few students on Emory’s campus, and now we’ve helped create an unforgettable celebration of the institution that’s forever changed our lives as well as countless others.”
Roemer and his co-founder Dan Costa were also honored at the Centennial Gala among Goizueta’s top 100 alumni who have impacted the world for the better through business.