Leading by example
Campaign leaders contribute millions to the vision of a new research building.
(Left) Asheem and Aarti Chandna met at Case Institute of Technology.
(Right) Larry Enterline and Kathy Richards
Aarti Chandna, MS ’88, and her husband Asheem Chandna ’86, MS ’88, hold a special fondness for Case. It’s where they met and where they trained for impactful careers in Silicon Valley.
The Chandnas are co-chairing the
campaign to raise $150 million for a new research building on Case Quad. They are also leading by example. Recently, the couple committed $5 million to the vision of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building.
Aarti Chanda, a Case-trained computer scientist and a partner in the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, said she highly endorses the concept of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research facility.
“The way I look at it — any successful company has to be a place where different disciplines can work together well,” she said in a press release from the university. “No single discipline can exist on its own.”
Larry Enterline ’74 and his life partner, Kathy Richards, share that enthusiasm for the project. The couple has joined the campaign as vice chairs and recently committed $2.5 million to the campaign.
Enterline, the former CEO of Fox Factory Holding, has long supported Case’s Baja team, which uses Fox Racing shox on its competition vehicles. Now he’s aiming to make a bigger impact at his alma mater.
“Kathy and I are fully behind this vision — not just for the innovation that will happen there, but for fulfilling the university’s mission,” Enterline said in a university press release. “In this pivotal moment, the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is not a ‘nice to have,’ it’s a ‘must have.’”