Venture Society

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The Venture Society is an elite association created in 2009 to honor donors who make a significant leadership investment in the Weatherhead School of Management. Its creation is based on the principle that leaders can fulfill grand ambitions and attain audacious goals when they pool their financial resources. 

Venture Society funds increase our academic strengths by providing necessary support to create courses with hands-on management experience. And, it creates an opportunity for students to apply knowledge to real-time management issues to make a lasting impact on their organization and industry. 

With recurring, unrestricted support at $1,000+, Venture Society members pave the way for the next generation of management leaders—and its gifts directly impact everything Weatherhead School does, including:

  • Expanding its global presence in emerging markets
  • Continuing to attract the best students with merit-based scholarships
  • Enhancing our innovative curriculum through research, technology, and new student and faculty initiatives
  • Increasing the base of unrestricted operating support for our most immediate needs

Leadership at its finest—your commitment to Weatherhead

By joining the Venture Society, donors become part of the future of Weatherhead. Through their tax-deductible, multi-year commitments, Venture Society members provide Weatherhead with a pool of resources to seize opportunities as they arise.

The Dean’s Circle

The most elite group within the Weatherhead Venture Society, Dean’s Circle members receive all Venture Society benefits, plus reserved seating and early registration for signature events, inside communications from the Dean’s Office, an invitation to exclusive receptions, and a personal point of contact at Weatherhead.

Join the Society

Make your gift of $1000+ to ensure your Venture Society membership. Your financial support ensures we have the necessary tools to execute and sustain this audacious vision: To develop transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society.

*Students and young alumni qualify for the Venture Society at special levels. Call 216.368.0359 to learn more.