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.
Support innovative ideas and new programs with seed funding to jump-start emerging strategic priorities.
Great minds want to learn from great minds. It takes the full power of the network to recruit and retain the world's best MBA faculty capable of delivering the world's best education experience.
Over half of the annual fund is used for student scholarships every year. It's a path for all alumni to ensure top talent continues to learn Darden values to create value.
Business is global, so Darden must be, too. Students and faculty depend on your support to attend courses, conduct research and connect with business practice in unique global settings where there's no substitute for being there.
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.