General Information |
M. B. A. Program |
Joint Degree Programs
Doctoral Program | Student Life | School Regulations | Course Descriptions | Faculty
Darden School Foundation |
Darden School Alumni |
Executive Education |
Murphy Center | Olsson Center | Endowed Chairs | Special Gifts | Honorary Student Awards
Today the role of the Foundation continues as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, which manages current endowment funds to the exclusive benefit of The Darden School, underwrites the School's prominent Executive Education programs, and promotes the continued support of the School by alumni, friends, and corporations. An elected Board of Trustees, many of them Darden alumni, manages the Foundation's affairs and gives freely of its time and advice, providing an important link between the academic and business communities.
Funds provided annually to the School contribute to all phases of life at Darden. In the past several years, these funds covered approximately one-third of the School's operating budget. In addition to operating support, the Foundation also capitalizes and manages the Darden Student Loan Fund, which has offered educational loans at preferred rates and terms to over 50 percent of each M.B.A. class.
A visible tribute to the support and loyalty of the Foundation is represented by Sponsors Hall, a modern facility adjacent to The Darden School that is used primarily to accommodate the many corporate participants in the School's wide-ranging Executive Education Programs.
The Darden School's rapid rise to prominence both on the strength of its M.B.A. and Executive Education programs is in a large part due to the initial and continuing generosity of the many alumni, friends, and corporations who comprise the Darden School Foundation membership.
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