Senior Class Gift Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Senior Class Gift?

The Class of 2008 started an initiative to give back and say thank you to school for all of the memories and opportunities that they have been able to enjoy.

The Senior Class Gift is not just about raising money. It is also aimed at raising alumni participation rates and strengthening the value of the Eller education.

What does the Senior Class Gift money go towards?

There are two critically important areas that the Senior Class Gift will aid in funding:

Flexible Gift: All of the money collected will go towards the purchase of furniture and other equipment to make McClelland Hall more conducive to the level of group work that the Eller curriculum demands.

Why support the Senior Class Gift?

There are many reasons why you should support the Senior Class Gift, including:

  • Generous alumni are partly responsible for making Eller one of the top business schools in the nation. Now, the Senior Class Gift gives students the chance to continue that legacy, and give future generations of students the same opportunities.
  • If you donate $25, you will get your name engraved on a plaque that will be placed in or near McClelland Hall! A current plaque can be found outside on the wall that opposes McClelland Hall's CatMart.

Will my gift of $25 really make a difference?

Every gift counts. If we reach or goal of 100% participation we will raise roughly $18,000!

Also, alumni participation is one of the key factors that determine the ranking of a business school. A higher participation rate shows other schools, prospective students, and recruiters how much you value the school. As the Eller brand increases in value, so does the ranking of the school and the value of your degree. Currently only 13% of Eller alumni have ever given back financially to the College.

Students already pay tuition. Why does Eller need a Senior Class Gift?

Tuition only covers about 17% of the costs of educating a student at the Eller College. Support from alumni and other sources are essential in order to sustain the education provided at this premier school of business.

When and where can I make my donation?

You can donate online. You can also make checks payable to the UA Foundation and drop them off in Aubrey Anglemyer's office in McClelland Hall Room 204.

Can I give more than $25?

$25 is a suggested amount of giving, but you may certainly give more. You may also encourage your parents or family members to contribute to the Senior Class Gift to increase to size of the flexible gift fund.

Do other business schools have Senior Class Gifts?

Many of the top business schools have similar programs to the Senior Class Gift. The Senior Class Gift at the Eller College of Management will raise class participation rates to more closely match those of our peer schools.

How can I learn more about the Senior Class Gift?

Please feel free to contact Eller College Student Council at ellercouncil@gmail.com.