Jim and Lois Champy have both had active careers—he as a business consultant and author known for his work in business process engineering, she as an architect with her own firm. Over the years, they’ve maintained a strong relationship with MIT through giving and service.
Value in volunteering. “MIT’s effect on my life hasn’t only come from the educational experience,” says Jim, a life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation. “The lessons I continue to learn from working with MIT alumni, faculty, and administrators have shaped the way I think about my own purpose and goals in life.” Lois agrees: “The MIT community is amazing, but very humble—and willing to share their time.”
Growing support. “Our objective was for our giving to increase over time, but we also knew MIT would manage the funds very well,” says Jim. Their endowed scholarship fund, started in 1989, now supports about eight students annually. “Each year, we’re struck by the students’ aspirations and accomplishments,” he says. “It brings us a great deal of satisfaction to know that we’ve been able to help them in some way.”
A different level. “MIT is an accelerator of good work, especially relating to the environment and the development of basic science,” Lois says. “The access and the opportunity students receive is at a different level—it opens doors to people, research, and ideas that you won’t find anywhere else.”
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