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 the following areas critical to the School’s success:
- Area of Greatest Need
- Faculty Excellence
- Global Impact
Below, learn more about how gifts to each designated area power the School's strategic priorities.
Area of Greatest Need provides Darden the flexibility to invest in the people, programs and innovative ideas necessary to power the purposeful.
Faculty Excellence allows Darden to hire top faculty and provide the resources for them to educate and inspire tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders.
Scholarships attract top talent who will go on to change the world.
Global Impact strengthens Darden’s real-world impact through curated, intercultural experiences that create lifelong global leaders.
See how the Darden Annual Fund equates to success across emerging priorities of the School through a Q&A with Dean Scott C. Beardsley.
Read Darden Professor Sankaran “Venkat” Venkataraman’s first-hand account of the impact of philanthropy on the faculty body.
With Venezuela’s inflation crisis, Stephanie Regetti (MBA ’17) might have never made it to Darden without annual fund scholarship support.
The Heart of Our Progress
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 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.