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, BBA '10, and Scott Parks, BBA ’10, created an undergraduate student campaign. They shared their vision with the Undergraduate Business Council, which formed a committee led by Kelly Pallini, BBA ‘10.
In 2013, the campaign divided their efforts to become BBA Legacy and MPA Legacy, two independent, yet highly coordinated campaigns focused on the respective needs of each program and student body. Since its inception, the BBA Legacy Campaign has continually increased student participation achieving an impressive 29 percent in 2013.
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. In 2013, BBA Legacy raised over $12,000 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. The goal was 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. For the past few years, the graduating class from 10 years prior has worked with the students from the current graduating class to raise funds from their class as well, adding to the total raised each year during the campaign.
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.
For the first time ever, 100 percent of students from the Class of 2013 gave to the campaign. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni collectively raised a total of $48,309 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, creating a strong MBA tradition and fueling the momentum for future campaigns. The class of 2013 had a great year, overcoming significant obstacles to reach over 98 percent class participation and to raise over $100,000 for the new graduate school of business building, Rowling Hall.
|| Class Participation
|| Dollars Pledged
|| Rowling Hall Building Fund
|| MBA Building Improvement Fund
|| "Close the Gap" Case Competition Fund
|| McCombs Social Enterprise Fund
|| Upgrades to the Carpenter Center
|| Atrium Media Wall
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.