Darden Annual Fund

An Open Invitation

Through the Darden Annual Fund, everyone has the ability to shape Darden at this momentous time and participate in the Powered by Purpose campaign. The fund enables the School to remain innovative, invest in top strategic priorities and respond nimbly to emerging opportunities. Donors to the Darden Annual Fund are invited to designate gifts to four areas critical to the School’s success:

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Faculty Excellence
  • Scholarships
  • Global Impact

Below, learn more about how gifts to each designated area power the School's strategic priorities.

Dean Beardsley on Areas of Greatest Need

See how the Darden Annual Fund equates to success across emerging priorities of the School through a Q&A with Dean Scott C. Beardsley.

Purpose in First-Person

Read Darden Professor Sankaran “Venkat” Venkataraman’s first-hand account of the impact of philanthropy on the faculty body.

Crisis to Opportunity

With Venezuela’s inflation crisis, Stephanie Regetti (MBA ’17) might have never made it to Darden without annual fund scholarship support.

Annual Giving Societies:
The Heart of Our Progress
Darden Society

Your leadership through the Darden Society is a strategic investment in the School’s path forward. Support the campaign today and invest in the annual fund at the Darden Society level.

Hickory Club

Hickory was Dean Charles C. Abbott’s ever-loyal black Labrador retriever and is a symbol of the dedication of Darden alumni who provide three or more years of consecutive giving.

Be a part of Darden’s fulcrum moment.