Aaron '96 & Kimberly ArthAaron and Kimberly Arth

CHALLENGE STATEMENT:

“We challenge each and every Alum to get involved with the University and to give back. Each dollar contributed to Business this year will have double the impact as we will match each donation to the College.  Additionally, many employers will match your charitable gifts, which will translate into an even bigger impact for the College.

It is of utmost importance to give back to support future ILLINI . Although the College of Business is part of the state university, it actually receives very little, if any, monetary support from the State of Illinois. The College of Business is, therefore, much more dependent on Alumni donations. Currently, our Alumni participation rate is one of the lowest nationally.  Not only does this impact the ability to attract and retain the best academic professionals and students, but also impacts the ratings for our institution, as charitable giving is a part of the ranking system.
Please join us in giving back and supporting the College of Business at the University of Illinois!”

BIO:

Aaron graduated from the University of Illinois in 1996 with a BS in Finance.  Aaron joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1996 as a member of the Real Estate Group in the Investment Banking Division. He transferred to Equity Capital Markets in 1998 to help establish a dedicated real estate effort. Later, Aaron held positions on the Convertible and Derivatives Desk and served as the global Business Unit Manager for Equity Capital Markets.  Today he is a Managing Director running the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Finance Business.
Kimberly graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a BA in Business Economics.  Kimberly was an accomplished college athlete, competing in the heptathlon on the track and field team for four years.  She joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group focused on Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS).  Today she is a Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Finance group at Credit Suisse, focused on CMBS.  While Kimberly is not an Illinois Alum, she shares Aaron’s passion for the ILLINI.
Aaron and Kimberly live in New York City with their daughter, Alexandra.  They enjoy traveling, wine and sports (particularly the ILLINI!)