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A film produced for the dedication of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management on Oct. 1, 2010.
Established through a $25 million gift from the family of John Dyson '65, the new school is named for Dyson's father to recognize his contributions to American business and his lifelong commitment to education.
Charles Dyson, the son of immigrants, had to forego a scholarship to Columbia to help his family earn a living during the Great Depression, but went on to earn a college degree at night, serve in the military and work for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he helped organize the International Monetary Fund. He later co-founded Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp., which became one of the largest privately held companies in the country and was a pioneer in the field of leveraged buyouts.