The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Annual Fund raised $5 million in
unrestricted support for the 2014 fiscal year — setting its fourth
consecutive record. The total reflects a 9 percent increase over
the previous year's total of $4.6 million.
"We are humbled by the outpouring of donations, which is a
testament to our supporters' devotion to Darden and its mission,"
said Darden's Dean Bob Bruner. "Because of them, the School is able to continue
developing and inspiring responsible leaders and advancing
Alumni, students, faculty members and corporate donors from all
over the world contribute to Darden's Annual Fund campaign each
year. The 2014 total represents a 66 percent jump since 2010.
The Darden Annual Fund saw widespread participation across the
School's stakeholder groups, including outstanding participation
rates from the following groups:
- 100 percent of the members of the School's five leadership
board members (Foundation Board of Trustees,
Global Advisory Council,
Dean's Diversity Advisory Council,
Corporate Advisory Board,
Darden Alumni Board of Directors)
- 99 percent of Darden's Class of 2014
- 84 percent of Darden's faculty members
- 41 percent of Darden's alumni
Of the 57 total MBA graduating classes since the Darden School's
founding in 1955, 15 classes reached or surpassed 50 percent
"The gains we have made each year demonstrate the
increasing support for Darden's mission and success among our
graduates, who are some of the most engaged and supportive business
school alumni in the world," said Carter Hoerr, executive director
This year's Annual Fund total will have a tremendous impact on the
School's education experience, rated No. 1 in the world, and its emerging priorities. The
unrestricted funds help support:
- Merit-based scholarships
- New business research ideas
- Global program development
- Curricular innovation
Gifts to the Darden Annual Fund enable the school to seize new
opportunities and fuel innovation.
For questions or information, contact Samantha Hartog,
director of the Darden Annual Fund, at email@example.com or
a member of the Communication team.
About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is
one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D.
and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience
combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research
advances global managerial practice and business education, and a
tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete
leaders who are ready to make an impact.
Director of Media Relations
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
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