In June, the Kellogg community lost an irreplaceable teacher, mentor, and friend. J. Keith Murnighan was the Harold H. Hines Jr. Distinguished Professor of Risk Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he embodied the school’s commitment to developing brave leaders.

Keith joined the Kellogg faculty in 1996, and over the past 20 years he touched the lives and careers of numerous EMBA students. His abundant enthusiasm and passion for his work left a lasting impression on his students, who have called his lessons powerful and impactful, inspiring and enduring.

Today, we are asking for you to invest with us in Keith’s legacy as we establish the Keith Murnighan Scholarship Fund at Kellogg. Our goal is to create a scholarship in Keith’s name, and we are reaching out to the EMBA community to capitalize the fund. With your support, we can create a lasting tribute to a great gentleman and scholar, who dedicated his life to our education.

For information on matching gifts, pledge fulfillment, recognition, and ways of giving to Kellogg from across the globe, such as bank wire transfers and gifts of securities, contact the Leadership Circle team at 847.491.2841 or