I attended a top-ten business school in the US and graduated within the last ten years. As a believer in higher education, I made a point to save enough money to donate enough to be considered a top-tier alumni donor my first year out of school. This was a big deal for me, as business school was expensive. I wrote the check — which lists my name first and then my husband’s name (who has a different last name than mine) — signed it, and sent it off.
A few weeks later, a glossy packet came in the mail with a thank you letter for joining this top-tier alumni donor group. It was all very nice, except the packet and the letter were addressed to my husband.
I guess my husband received his MBA by simply being married to me. I imagine that the reverse would not have been true. #MFIF