Student campaigns are a way to leave a legacy to future students—just like alumni left a legacy for you.
Inspired by the MBA Legacy Campaign and a campus wide effort to increase student involvement, Shara Ma and Scott Parks, both BBA ’10, decided to create an undergraduate student campaign. They shared their vision with the Undergraduate Business Council, which formed a committee led by Kelly Pallini, BBA ‘10.
For the inaugural 2010 campaign, the committee focused on creating a buzz about the importance of student giving. They raised $5,500 from more than 200 students. In 2011, the campaign raised $10,232 and the BBA/MPA Alumni Board matched all student contributions. Gifts go toward the BBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund in support of student programs.
BHP Make a Mark Campaign
The Make-a-Mark tradition was started by the Business Honors Program (BHP) class of 2000 and the BHP Advisory Committee. They wanted to create a merit-based scholarship that could be used to recruit the top students in the nation to the BHP. The Make-A-Mark Scholarship Campaign is a chance for graduating seniors to support the BHP program and make their mark for the students who follow them.
Since its inception, The Make-a-Mark Scholarship has proven to be a successful recruiting tool, and it has helped the BHP compete with other nationally ranked schools. The generosity of each senior class and matching alumni class allow the program to continue to improve, grow and attract top talent.
The Class of 2012 raised the bar for success with 98% student participation and 31% alumni participation. Students, staff, faculty and alumni collectively raised a total of $36,109.12 for the BHP Make a Mark Endowed Presidential Scholarship.
For more information about the Make a Mark Scholarship Campaign please click here.
Since 1996, the Development and External Relations Office has collaborated annually with committees of second-year, full-time MBA students on a student-run campaign designed to allow MBAs to give back to the McCombs School of Business. The Class of 1996 provided this opportunity with the inaugural campaign in 1996, creating a strong MBA tradition and fueling the momentum for future campaigns. The class of 2011 had a record breaking year with $316,700 pledged to the "Close the Gap" Case Competition Fund that will provide financial support to 4-6 teams on an annual basis as they compete and increase the school's visibility and participation in high-profile competitions.
|| Class Participation
|| Dollars Pledged|
|| "Close the Gap" Case Competition Fund
|| McCombs Social Enterprise Fund
|| Upgrades to the Carpenter Center
|| Atrium Media Wall
|| McCombs Outdoor Study Area
|| David L. Chen Memorial Fellowship
|| MBA Endowed Excellence Campaign
|| Special Events Room
|| 21st Street Plaza Renovation
|| 21st Street Plaza Renovation
|| Cohort room renovation
|| MBA lounge (Carpenter Center)
|| Graduate fellowship and marketing plan
|| Group meeting rooms
|| Suit lockers
|| Interview changing rooms
The Executive MBA Legacy campaign started in 2010 and fully launched in 2011.
Congratulations to Co-Chairs Orlando Zayas and Don Kramer and EMBA students for raising $106,200 with 32% participation.
Funds raised from the campaign will create an endowed scholarship for Executive MBA students to assist with tuition and travel expenses associated with the program.
The Evening MBA Legacy Campaign started in 2010 and fully launched in 2011,
Congratulations to Co-Chairs Matt Streif, Will Wilson, Jett Winders and students from the Evening MBA program for raising $19,537 with 64% participation.
Funds from the campaign will create an endowedment to support Evening MBA students and initiatives.