Matthew J. Lytle '05 and Gina Lytle: An Education that Pays Dividends
When asked what inspired their gift to The Fund for DePauw, Matthew Lytle ’05 responded quickly and excitedly, “It was my 10-year graduation anniversary!” But the gift signifies more than a commemoration of graduation a decade ago. It symbolizes his and his wife, Gina’s, passion for the University and, as any good businessman would say, a place that “delivered on its value proposition.”
Matt acknowledges that his success in business is due in part to the opportunities and education he received at DePauw. Matt is an Executive Director of Investment Banking for Internet & Digital Media clients at J.P. Morgan and Gina is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. As a Holton Scholar and Management Fellow while a student at DePauw, Matt understands the importance of paying it forward for others. “I want current students to have the same opportunities that I did,” he says, “And DePauw has meant a lot to my family.” His sister Ashley graduated from DePauw in 2009.
“If anyone has the desire or the passion to be involved in the intellectual rigor of higher education, they should be able to go to any school they choose,” he says.
The Lytles’ desire to give back to DePauw is important. They have given every year since Matt’s graduation. “DePauw provided an outstanding academic experience and opportunities outside of the classroom that have helped shape me into the professional I am today,” Matt explains, “That’s why we give.”
His message to fellow young alumni is simple: “If you feel DePauw was a great experience for you, give any amount you can. Collectively, we can make a significant impact on DePauw’s ability to continue providing exceptional opportunities for students.”
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