At Chicago Booth, dean Madhav Rajan’s current fundraising priorities focus on:

  • Expanding access to a Booth education.
  • Attracting and retaining the world’s best faculty.
  • Growing our global reputation.
  • Fostering an inclusive community of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints to create an environment of rigorous, open-minded inquiry.  

Your support for these priorities helps make Chicago Booth a top business school. It also impacts the lives of students and faculty, and signals your pride as a member in the special community of Booth alumni and investors.

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Joining a Community of Donors with the Annual Fund

Support for the Annual Fund makes you a special part of the Chicago Booth donor community and gives the dean the flexibility to support emerging priorities that are most important to the school. It is the seed funding for the new ideas developed at Booth that will transform the world in the future. 

Designating your gift to the Annual Fund makes an immediate impact on the school’s greatest needs. Consider giving to one of the Annual Fund priorities including scholarship, global visibility, diversity and inclusion, or any of the research center annual funds. Your gift of any size makes you part of Booth’s community of donors and renews your connection to the school.

Gift Amount Impact of Gift Size
$250 This is the median gift size of our alumni donors.
$1,500
A gift of this amount is the average gift size of our alumni donors.
$2,500
Donors who make gifts of this size or more to the Annual Fund are recognized in the Dean's Society as part of the top 10 percent of Booth supporters.
$25,000 to $100,000
Gifts of this amount inspire philanthropy in others and are eligible to sponsor a challenge match campaign.

To learn more about making an impact through your Annual Fund gift, contact Adam Niermann.

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Helping Students through Scholarship

Scholarships are crucial in attracting the most diverse and accomplished candidates from around the globe and allowing them to make their MBA program decision on the basis of academics rather than cost.

Through the Boundless Scholarship Initiative, the school aims to ease financial constraints so that the most talented students can attend Booth and reach their full potential.

Gift Amount Impact of Gift Size
$100,000 Award a merit-based scholarship to be awarded to one student for two years or two students for one year.
$250,000 Endow in perpetuity a merit-based scholarship to be awarded annually.
$1,000,000 Endow in perpetuity a full merit-based scholarship to be awarded annually.

Contact Katie Tkach to learn more about the Boundless Scholarship Initiative.

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Sustaining Our Reputation and the Quality of Our Education

Teachers. Scholars. Mentors. Booth professors are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge and are unwavering in their commitment to the success of every student. You can help us attract and retain the world’s best faculty.

 
Gift Amount Impact of Gift Size
$100,000 Sponsor a postdoctoral research assistantship through Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) and help lead new faces to become future faculty.
$250,000 Invest in cutting-edge faculty research funding.
$1,000,000
Endow in perpetuity a doctoral fellowship for a Booth PhD.
$5,000,000
Endow in perpetuity a distinguished service professorship—the highest academic honor at Booth.

To learn more about ways to support Booth faculty, contact Tricia Hill.

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Invest in the Buildings that House Booth’s Human Capital

Expanding global visibility also helps the school maintain its position as a top business school. Named space opportunities are available at each Booth campus.

  • London campus (flagship in Europe)
  • Hong Kong campus (flagship in Asia)
  • Gleacher Center (downtown Chicago)
  • Harper Center (campus in Hyde Park)

Contact Tricia Hill to learn more about space naming opportunities.

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Impacting Academic Inquiry

From entrepreneurship to marketing, social impact to artificial intelligence, Booth research has lasting and profound impact in business, culture, and society. When you support our research centers, you help our faculty and students make pioneering discoveries and solve global problems, and you support the Nobel laureates of tomorrow.

Gift Amount Impact of Gift Size
$25,000 Promote entrepreneurial acceleration through New Venture Challenge sponsorships for alumni, college, global, and social tracks.
$50,000 Create lasting social impact through sponsoring an impact investing competition for students exploring corporate social responsibility.
$100,000
Sponsor research professionals who partner with our renowned faculty members across disciplines.
$1,000,000
Endow an expert-in-residence program to bring industry leaders together with Booth students in experiential learning and career programs.
$5,000,000
Endow a research center directorship to lead academic inquiry in new fields of study.

Contact Jen Mihalek to learn more about investing in Booth's academic research centers.

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We appreciate the generous alumni and friends who demonstrate their commitment to Booth through philanthropic support.

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Interested in giving but not seeing what you’d like to give to? Reach out to learn more.

Adam Niermann
Senior Director, Annual and Leadership Giving
+1 773.702.7571

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