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D.K. Kim & The Haas School of Business

D.K. Kim has been involved with the Haas School of Business since 1997, contributing over $2,000,000 to higher education. Starting 1997 with the New Century Fund, D.K. Kim developed into a donor for the Haas School of Business with his first of many donations in 1999, including the Distance Learning Classroom dedicated to using the latest technology. Through Mr. Kim’s donation, the Haas School of Business became one of the first schools to incorporate the use of remote lecture technology capability.

D.K. Kim is a Builder of Berkeley, the highest echelon of recognition, reserved for donors that have made gifts of $1 million or more.  He is also is in the Haas Hall of Fame, which celebrates alumni and friends who have contributed to Haas and live by its four principles:

  • Question the Status Quo
  • Confidence Without Attitude
  • Students Always
  • Beyond Yourself

Haas School of Business D.K. Kim Distance Learning Classroom

One  of D.K. Kim’s first contributions to the Haas School of Business was made in 1999, with the development of the Distance Learning Classroom, making Haas, and UC Berkeley, one of the first schools to incorporate the use of remote lecture technology capability.

Haas School of Business D.K. Kim Loan

Following the days of September 11, 2001, funding for international students became almost impossible.  Through his generosity, D.K. Kim created a program that lent money to international students as an interest free revolving loan. In the course of about 6 years, he made a gift of almost 800,000 dollars, supporting 80 students.  The revolving loan was designed to cycle the repaid funds and sustain financial support for future Haas students.  With the success of the revolving loan, D.K. Kim and the Haas School have collaborated to transition the loan into the D.K. Kim Fellowship for international students.

Haas School of Business D.K. Kim Fellowship

The success of the D.K. Kim Loan at the Haas School of Business has led to the development of the D.K. Kim Fellowship. Starting in the Fall of 2014, the Fellowship will be awarded to international students, regardless of financial status.