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From $5 to $5 Million

June 27, 2018 - Shannon Duvall, Chief Development Officer

Thanks to generous alumni and friends, the VCU School of Business just completed its best fundraising year since 2007! Together, you documented $10.88 million in new gifts and pledges, including three 7-figure pledges. Gifts ranged from $5 to $5 million and each one is making a difference! 

Your gifts in action

Your gifts created 16 new scholarships, supported students traveling abroad for the International Consulting Program, provided funding for Black & Gold professional skills training and Connect mentoring & Explore informational interviews, and so much more. Annual fund dollars were also used to provide ram packs, which included padfolios, resume paper, and business cards for students prior to interviews. In addition, some students received professional headshots for their LinkedIn pages thanks to donors like you.

The CoStar Endowed Chair in Real Estate Analytics is the first new endowed chair in the school in many years. Other donors chose to designate their gifts to support faculty research, or travel funds so faculty could share their good work at national conferences.

Campaign progress

So far you have given $22.3 million to the School of Business portion of the VCU Make it Real Campaign. We are truly appreciative of your investment in our students, faculty, and programs! Yet, opportunity abounds. If you haven’t joined this winning team yet by making your gift, now is the time.

Make your gift or pledge of $25,000 or more to be included on our donor wall in the Atrium of Snead Hall at the conclusion of the campaign. Help us reach our $30 million goal by answering this question: If money wasn’t an issue, what would you like to do for the School of Business?

I invite you to give online or contact me, Shannon Duvall at skduvall@vcu.edu or 804-828-1035, to discuss how your philanthropic wishes fit with the needs and vision for the VCU School of Business.