Gongaware Scholars current and past gather for a 2012 reunion at the Indianapolis Zoo with Gongaware Center benefactors Don and Pat Gongaware (third and fourth from left) as well as insurance program supporters Pete and Sue Hudson (far left).
The Gongaware Center was created in 1998 to support the Scott College of Business' nationally recognized Insurance and Risk Management Program. In 2007, the Center expanded its mission beyond its original focus on insurance and risk management to also encompass financial services.
The Center was established with a $5 million gift from Donald and Patricia Gongaware (above, third and fourth from the left) for the purpose of developing future leaders in the insurance and financial services industries. Since its inception, part of the Gongaware Center's mission has included recruiting top high school students into the program and helping them build the technical, operational and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the industry and in the communities in which they live (see Gongaware Scholarship information).