Whether you give to a specific program or encourage overall excellence through Annual Giving, your gift makes a tangible impact. Leadership Society members receive special recognition and benefits. Below are some of the areas your gift can support.
How to Give to Faculty
Faculty chairs, professorships, and fellowships build the reputation of the school and are evidence of strong commitment to academic achievement. They foster a sense of tradition, and reward our best faculty with the tools to become more productive. In addition to providing year-round salary incentives for our most productive faculty, chairs and fellowships provide for support staff, research assistance, conference travel, and continuing education allowances.
To support the efforts of faculty and help us recruit, retain, and reward the faculty excellence that increases our standing and benefits our constituents, consider supporting one of the following options:
- Endowed chairs are awarded to deans, department chairs, and superior faculty to enhance their scholarly efforts and research.
- Endowed professorships are awarded to outstanding faculty members to reward and enhance scholarly efforts.
- Endowed faculty fellowships support excellent teaching faculty regardless of rank or tenure, including visiting scholars in residence.
Faculty Excellence Funds are flexible funds dedicated to promoting faculty research, teaching, and continuing education. They can be used to respond quickly to sudden opportunities that may arise, and are a key asset in a rapidly-changing business world. In conjunction with visionary leadership, Excellence Funds ensure we can fulfill our mandate to take the McCombs School to the next level of greatness.
How to Give to Students
Providing student assistance in the form of scholarships is a McCombs School priority. Our impressive and diverse student body excels academically and is active in numerous organizations.
Student success is our success, and the school supports their efforts in every way possible. With your help, students will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
40 Acres Scholarship Program
Endowments supporting the 40 Acres Scholarship Program are a top initiative for Dean Gilligan. They are unique because they provide four years of tuition and supplemental educational support to exceptional students, which helps us attract the best and brightest scholars to the McCombs School.
Contact Director of Major Gifts, Dianne Bangle at email@example.com or (512) 475-8177.
How to Give to Programs
Department & Program Campaigns
Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds
Business Honors Program
Support BBA, BHP, MBA and Accounting student programs and initiatives.
Department of Accounting
Support faculty, students and curriculum in the No. 1 accounting program in the nation.
Department of Finance
Support the department or invest in one of the five centers in the McCombs Department of Finance.
Support outstanding students for careers of leadership in business and other professions.
Program Excellence Endowments
Program Excellence Endowments are unrestricted endowments that support particular programs at the McCombs School.
Centers of Excellence
To complement, unify, and strengthen our many research centers, we are establishing two new centers focusing on our strengths in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Globalization. These Centers will attract great students and top scholars, foster relationship-based corporate partnerships, and produce research that garners national attention. The new centers are:
How to Give to Facilities
Facility Endowments assure that students and researchers always have access to the latest business technology. These endowments also provide for repair and replacement of damaged furnishings, ensuring appropriately maintained surroundings for our students. These funds support the “behind the scenes” work of the McCombs School, providing for technology infrastructure upgrades as well as enhancements to the public face of the school.
Contributions that materially improve the McCombs School of Business are often honored by a naming designation. There are many naming opportunities available, including interview rooms in the Ford Career Center Interview suite and student study facilities. Plus, naming opportunities are available at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center where we hold our continuing education and working professional and executive MBA programs.
For information on McCombs School Facility Excellence Endowments, contact Dianne Bangle at firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 475-8177.