The Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2013 to support talented undergraduate students at the A. B. Freeman School of Business who demonstrate strong academic achievement, a dedication to the values of Tulane University, and have a keen interest in the energy industry. Energy Capital Partners is pleased to establish this scholarship, and looks forward to working with the Freeman School's Energy Institute to provide internships to students. ECP is a private equity firm in Short Hills, New Jersey that is focused on building and buying energy infrastructure assets throughout North America.

About Andrew

The Partners at ECP founded the Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship in Andrew’s memory at the time of his death. Andrew, who earned his BSM from Freeman in 1992, was a principal at the firm and had been a member of the company since its founding in 2005. Andrew was a respected member of the energy community, with particular expertise in the Midstream oil and gas sector. He was instrumental in establishing and building up ECP's reputation and presence in the Midstream sector. Through his efforts, ECP invested over $2 Billion of capital from its first two funds into two major platforms, one in gas storage and one in oil and gas gathering and processing. Andrew served on both corporate boards. Prior to his eight-year tenure at the firm, he spent a decade working at Enron International developing and financing power generation and natural gas projects in emerging economies around the world. Andrew's passion for the industry was fostered at A. B. Freeman where he was initially introduced to the practices of energy finance.

In the office and beyond, Andrew was a true professional, and a man of integrity and faith. He was a generous mentor and role model to junior professionals and students of all ages. He served as a guest speaker at A. B. Freeman; was Assistant Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Graham Windham, the nation's oldest non-sectarian child welfare agency; and was an active member of Grace Church of New York City. The Andrew F. Makk Scholarship is a reflection of Andrew's commitment to fostering excellence and rewarding initiative across every aspect of his life.

Andrew was an enthusiastic Green Wave booster and a member of a large Tulane family. He was a proud "Newcomb Husband" to Catherine Newstadt Makk (N '93); younger brother to three Tulane graduates (Laszlo Makk, A&S '85; Stephen Makk, A&S '86 and Christopher Makk, A&S '87) and son-in-law to the late David Newstadt, who graduated from A. B. Freeman School of Business in 1957. He was expressly hopeful that his daughter Hannah, born in 2010, would continue the family tradition and matriculate at Tulane in the class of 2028.

About the Scholarship

As an endowed fund, the Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship will live in perpetuity, creating a lasting tribute to Andrew's accomplishments and goals. The structure of the fund will allow students to benefit year after year as Tulane's undergraduate business program evolves to serve changing needs of future professionals and businesses alike.

All donations received by the Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship Fund will go directly into the Endowment and will be used exclusively for undergraduate financial support. Tulane is a 503(c)(3) organization and all gifts are fully tax deductible. Links to Tulane's tax documents can be found HERE.

Support the Scholarship

Join Andrew's family, friends, and colleagues by making a gift today. The goal is to raise $250,000.

Tulane University
Freeman School of Business
Attn. Meriel Hughes
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Note: please put "Andrew Makk Scholarship" in the memo of the check

For more information about this fund, or to inquire about a firm's matching gift policy, please contact Meriel Hughes, Senior Director of Development at (504) 865-5409.

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