Dick Gygi '67
Legion of Honor
Dick is the Founder of FUEL FOR GOOD, LLC, a private equity company in Nashville whose mission is to come alongside high-capacity Christ-followers to help them scale early stage Social Enterprise Companies for financial return and Kingdom impact. Formerly President of CPS Corporation and PlusMark, a subsidiary of American Greetings, the worldwide leader of seasonal gift wrap, Dick founded the Locker Room, the Nashville Affiliate for Halftime, as a coaching center for men and women who were on the journey from Success to Significance, seeking God’s calling for the Second Half. A practicing social entrepreneur in his Second Half, after 35 years in Corporate America, Dick was Co-founder of ThriftSmart and a founding Board member of the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance. He was recognized by the Templeton Foundation and Civic Ventures as a Purpose Prize Fellow in 2007 for his innovative work with ThriftSmart, a Hybrid Social Enterprise.Company. Money magazine recognized Dick in 2014 for his work with ThriftSmart as a Money Hero (50 Heroes/50 States) in Tennessee for its annual tribute to unsung champions doing extraordinary work for the financial well-being of others. Dick and his wife Bonni graduated from Taylor in 1967, and the Kelley School of Business in 1969. They have served Taylor on the Parents Council, The Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees for the past 25 years. Married to Bonni for 49 years, they have four married children and seven grandchildren, and together actively serve as Marriage Coaches with Built2Last at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville.