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At the University of Chicago, we empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas.

The spirit of entrepreneurship that’s alive at the university—and Chicago Booth—is fueled by our world-class faculty and innovative curriculum, and the success of our alumni. This spirit inspires both fellow alumni and current students.

The Founders Pledge at Chicago Booth is an exciting opportunity to join a growing community of alumni innovators and leaders who share in the spirit of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago. Help future founders achieve success while fostering the pay-it-forward mentality shared by your alumni peers.

By signing the Founders Pledge, you are able to share your success with the University of Chicago from the very start of your latest venture. You understand the importance of giving back—and know that a future gift will amplify your success while ensuring essential support to the school. With your pledge, the school can continue to promote the value of our approach to business, maintain important programs, and seed the new ideas that lie at the very core of our culture.

Make the Pledge

After making the pledge, you decide the amount, timing, and designation of the gift. By signing the Founders Pledge, you are joining an exclusive group of alumni trailblazers who, from the early stages of their ventures, have publicly pledged support to the University of Chicago.

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