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Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds

Measuring Up to Other Schools

The percentage of a school’s alumni who financially support their alma mater is one factor that influences national rankings (U.S. News and World Report).

Only 6% of McCombs School alumni have contributed in recent years, compared to an average of 25% by the alumni of peer schools.

Giving helps McCombs compete for top students and faculty, which solidifies McCombs’ reputation as one of the most prominent business schools in the world.

The Leaders of Today Supporting the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds:

  • Provide a lasting source of support for student initiatives
  • Encourage experiential learning with “real-world” activities and collaboration with industry
  • Increase students’ competitive advantage with experiences outside the classroom
  • Increase alumni interaction with students
  • Distinguish the McCombs School as a leader in business education

Give to the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds and Foster the Legacy of Your McCombs Degree!

BBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund

The BBA Fund supports programs created and led by students. Examples of initiatives it could support include: 

  • “Business Excellence Starts Today” to teach students how to get the most out of their academic career
  • “Company Field Trips” to New York, Boston, San Francisco and other major business centers
  • McCombs Case Competitions

“Because of alumni support, I can focus on academics, both inside and outside of the classroom, and fully take advantage of my McCombs experience.” — Jessica Terregino, BBA ’11

Benefits and Recognition

The BBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund provides an excellent opportunity for all alumni to give back to the school. Leadership donors contributing at least $5,000 will receive an annual endowment report. At either level, gifts can be given outright or pledged up to a 5-year period.

Give to the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds and foster the legacy of your McCombs degree

Goal = $500,000

BHP Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund

Since 2002, the BHP Fund has provided the students and the program with the resources necessary to remain competitive with top undergraduate programs nationwide. It has supported essential goals like:

  • Recruiting and retaining top business students nationally and abroad
  • Expanding the visibility of the program to ensure global prominence
  • Sponsoring BHP students to attend premier case competitions
  • Enhancing academic leadership and development programs for BHP students

“By supporting the BHP Program, you can help McCombs students like me gain the hands on experience that will benefit them their entire lives” — Heather Schilling, BHP ’09

Give to the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds and foster the legacy of your McCombs degree

Goal = $1,000,000

MBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund

The MBA Fund was established in 2005 to launch new MBA initiatives that enhance the educational experience of MBA students. The success of this fund inspired the creation of the BBA Fund. Past support includes:

  • Women in Business Leadership Conference
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media Association: The Open Mic Case Challenge
  • The Net Impact Sustainability Summit
  • New Directions for MBAs
  • Entrepreneur Society Start Up Meet Up

“Your support gives students like me the skills and confidence to leave UT and change the world.” — Kelly G. Scoggins, MBA ’10

Benefits and Recognition

The MBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund provides an excellent opportunity for all alumni to give back to the school. Founding donors who make a gift of at least $10,000 will receive permanent recognition on the endowment plaque and an annual endowment report. Leadership donors contributing at least $5,000 will receive an annual endowment report. At either level, gifts can be given outright or pledged up to a 5-year period.

Give to the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds and foster the legacy of your McCombs degree

Goal = $1,000,000

Accounting Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund

The Accounting Fund was established in 2004 by Beverly and Will O’Hara to help maintain Accounting at the top in national rankings. Past support has gone to:

  • The Accounting Theory Conference
  • Visiting scholars
  • Recruitment of new Ph.D. students
  • MPA student scholarship

Moving forward, your additional support will allow the MPA program to focus on developing and implementing innovative student programming that will enhance educational and career opportunities for MPA students.

“Gifts of all sizes help the MPA program grow stronger and support [student] priorities.”
— Jessica Burch, MPA ’09

Give to the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds and foster the legacy of your McCombs degree

Goal = $500,000