Development and Alumni Affairs
Dean's Leadership Circle
The Dean's Leadership Circle is composed of devoted alumni who have dedicated themselves to the College's advancement and financial strength. With a one-time yearly gift to the College of at least $1,000, or a $500 contribution for alumni who have graduated within the past five years, you will join an exclusive team of leaders who are committed to ensuring the College's tradition of excellence.
Now, more than ever, we ask our proud alumni to help us keep pace with the competition and prove that The Gator Nation is stronger than ever.
Warrington’s Annual Giving rate has experienced serious decline the past few years, and now stands at a discouraging 4.5%. Most of our peer schools are reporting giving rates from 6% to 12% and some as high as 20%.
A robust annual giving program allows the College to maintain and enhance critical programs and activities. It also signifies a commitment from Warrington alumni who are dedicated to helping the College strengthen its influence and reputation as a leader in business education.
How You Can Give...
- Payment by check, money order or credit card
- Contributions of stock
- Matching gift from your company or foundation
What You'll Receive...
- A small gift and certificate acknowledging your inclusion in the Dean's Leadership Circle
- A quarterly email from Dean John Kraft updating you on news and events at Warrington
- A copy of the College's Dean's Report, which will include recognition of your gift in our Donor Honor Roll.
- Listed on the College’s Donor Honor Roll website
How Your Gift Makes an Impact
Your gift is greatly needed. With state funds dwindling, alumni support has become more important than ever for the College to remain competitive.
Case competitions are vital activities for our undergraduate and graduate students to experience. These competitions position our students in real-world business situations where they develop their research, strategy and presentation skills. Because of your generosity, our students are able to travel to premier competitions all over the world enhancing their skills and representing Warrington's proud name.
MBA Case Competitions 2012-13
- 1st at SEC Championship
- 1st at Florida Intercollegiate Cup
- 3rd at Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Case Competitions 2012-13
- 2nd at Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
- 2nd at University of Arizona
- 3rd at Thammasat University (Thailand)
- 4th at Royal Roads University (Canada)
The value of service is a key component to our students' maturation. Through the College's peer mentoring programs, Warrington upperclassmen give back by counseling freshmen about the rigors and experiences they will face. These programs are cooperative benefitting both the mentee and the mentor. Freshmen receive critical advice to ease their transition to the College and mentors gain valuable communication and leadership experience. These organizations and activities would not be able to flourish without private support.
Florida Leadership Academy
Warrington's top sophomores learn about communication, ethics and civic engagement.
Career and Academic Peer Mentors (CAP)
These mentors specialize in assisting undergraduate business majors acquire internships.
Hough Study Tours
These 7- to 10-day international trips allow our students to network with global business executives.
Proceeds from alumni donations are routinely used to augment the College's curriculum by supporting new and innovative elective courses. Among the numerous courses annual donations support are Introduction to Business, a one-credit course for entering business and accounting freshmen that establishes a foundation of success, and the College's Business Communications initiative that helps undergraduates acquire the “soft skills” necessary for survival in the corporate world. These courses are critical to the development of our students and could not be offered without your financial support.