Warren Batts earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1961. He often acknowledges that his success as the former chairman and CEO of various multibillion-dollar corporations, such as Tupperware, Premark International, and Dart & Kraft, was possible only because of Georgia Tech and its cooperative education (co-op) program.
Reflecting on those formative years, Batts recalls, "I am most proud of being accepted into Georgia Tech. At the time, Georgia Tech was one of the few places that had a co-op program that helped you work your way through college." This program not only enabled him to sustain his education but also marked a life-changing journey for the Florida native.
Batts' gratitude toward his alma mater is profound. Recognizing the importance of extending a helping hand, he and his wife, Eloise, have translated their appreciation into transformative support. Their philanthropic endeavors have positively impacted more than 900 students in engineering and in the TI:GER (Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results) program at Georgia Tech.