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$15M for Georgia Tech – Gift funds tech complex

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Christopher Klaus, the 26-year old founder and chief technology officer of Internet Security Systems, has donated $15 million to Georgia Institute of Technology to build a computer and information technology complex at his alma mater.

The gift is one of the largest gifts in university history and by far the largest gift from anyone of Klaus’s generation.

“I have a strong affiliation with the college as it provided the advanced knowledge and inspiration I needed to pursue my computer science ambitions,” Klaus said. 

While many speculate on the philanthropic practices of high-tech leaders from today’s baby-boom generation, little has been documented about the industry’s youngest leaders.

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