"When I was a student at Babson, I had the good fortune of meeting Dean Paul Staake just at a time when I needed help. I was struggling in school, balancing stress and work life balance, just like many students today. Dean Staake took great care to listen to me and helped me see that I could succeed at school in spite of my problems. He was right! In 1982, nine years after graduating with honors, I founded KGA, a human resources service firm. I am proud to say that as a strong company, we are able to help thousands of employees and family members resolve personal problems through our Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) every single year. In 2017, KGA celebrates its 35th anniversary! In 1996, I decided to make a planned gift to Babson as a token of my appreciation for my education and for the guidance of Dean Staake. Last year, when it was time to update my will, I doubled my pledge. I am sharing my story to encourage you to also make a planned gift to Babson as gratitude for all you've received."