Invest in Owen
To our valued alumni and friends,
It feels great to be back at Vanderbilt. Owen is a true gem among the world's best business schools, and we have a sense of community here that cannot be matched.
I believe that together we can build on the success of Dean Bradford's tenure and reach even greater heights by leveraging Vanderbilt's great resources. Most importantly, I will preserve the elements of Owen that make it so special - our close, intellectually-collaborative environment.
We can only reach this goal with the help of every member of the Owen community. I encourage you to join our community of support with an annual gift. Together, we can build a new type of business leader at Owen.
M. Eric Johnson
Dean, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
Owen Annual Giving
Gifts to the Owen Annual Fund go to work immediately to support Owen's most important needs and priorities. In fiscal year 2015, 1,516 donors supported the annual fund with gifts totaling $831,977.78! See the list of donors to Owen from the 2014-2015 year here.
In fiscal year 2015, the contributions of our 195 Owen Circle members represented over 81 percent of all support.
Your support of the annual fund benefits these three areas of greatest need:
- Student scholarships: Affords Owen the capability to attract and recruit the best and brightest students, which is critical to the school's success.
- Faculty: Enables Owen to recruit and retain world-class faculty and funds research, professional development and exceptional teaching both inside and outside the classroom.
- Student programs and initiatives: Makes possible programs such as the Leadership Development Program, job placement services through the Career Management Center, and immersion learning trips.
why your annual gift is important
Tuition contributes just over half of Owen's operating budget each year. Annual giving helps bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of an Owen education.
In addition, annual gifts provide Dean Johnson critical flexibility to allocate funds where the need is greatest or when special opportunities arise. Your annual gift serves as a vote of confidence in Owen that helps raise our reputation among peer institutions, makes us more attractive to potential students, and increases the value of your degree.
How you benefit from supporting the Owen Annual Fund
The most important benefit of giving to the Owen Annual Fund is the knowledge that your gift helps maintain the quality of an Owen education. Your support is a vehicle through which you can enhance your connection to Owen while also strengthening its visibility and prestige worldwide.
Individuals that give at leadership levels will be recognized through membership in the Owen Circle, the school's donor society. In addition, individuals that give each and every year will be recognized through the Oak Leaf Society, Vanderbilt's loyalty society.
And, did we mention that your gift is tax-deductible?