Annual Giving: Powering Innovation
Unrestricted annual gifts fuel innovation and provide seed capital for faculty and students to pursue new ideas. They also are a significant source of the business school's annual operating revenues. Because innovations by their very nature cannot be anticipated, we depend on unrestricted gifts to allow us to act quickly in the ever-changing world of management education and research.
The Impact of the Business School Fund
Annual gifts through the Business School Fund have a powerful and immediate impact, providing core funding for areas critical to the school's success.
Student Life programs complement and extend academic learning including:
- Co-curricular programs
- Student clubs and club-sponsored conferences
- International internships and study trips
Financial Aid is essential to attract and enroll the best students—regardless of their financial need. Gifts to the Business School Fund provide approximately 20 percent of the financial aid funds needed every year.
Faculty Recruitment is the key to maintaining the school's international reputation for academic leadership. In an increasingly competitive environment, we must continue to attract the best scholars and educators.
Opportunities to Make Annual Gifts
To pursue the ambitious goal of redefining management education, the business school must engage more people in the school, and expand support from alumni and organizations, including companies that provide matching gifts, on an annual basis.
Each class comes together every five years at reunions to reconnect with classmates, celebrate an important milestone, and renew its support for the school.
Giving through the class gift provides an important opportunity for students to leave their mark and serves as a transition into the alumni community. It is a natural way to start a lifetime of philanthropic support for the school and helps sustain a foundation of excellence at the GSB.