Development and Alumni Affairs
Supporting the WCBA
Warrington Stories: Meet Jasmine
The College recently launched Warrington Stories, a new digital platform devoted to our best storytellers...our students.
We will periodically bring you stories of the most interesting, enthusiastic, courageous and amazing students at Warrington. It's our way of letting you know the legacy you left behind is in good hands.
In conjunction with Warrington Stories, the College has also launched a month-long campaign to support our students. We're challenging 350 alumni to make a contribution of any amount in April. Help us with this campaign, and tell our students that you're listening and lending support.
We kick off our campaign featuring Jasmine, a freshman at the College. Take a brief moment to get to know Jasmine, a first-generation American, who learned the value of hard work from her Haitian parents.
We're producing some of the best young business professionals in the world. Our programs are being continually recognized for their excellence by national and international publications. Our alumni network—The Gator Nation—is growing by the minute.
These successes are your successes, and we want you to Join Us in celebrating and supporting them.
It's a simple truth: The College needs alumni support to compete with the nation's best business schools. Our peer schools like Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan, are being enhanced by impressive alumni giving rates—some as high 20%.
If we can improve our alumni giving rate—currently at 4.5%--we can enrich the lives of our students with important initiatives like study abroad, case competitions, and career and leadership programs. These are the programs that truly distinguish the best business schools.
This is a pivotal moment for the College and all of its members. Help us make a tangible difference in the lives of our students.
Alex and Kim Smith Family Business Ethics Challenge
Alex Smith (BSBA '81) and his wife, Kim, have established the Alex and Kim Smith Family Business Ethics Challenge. The Smiths will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts and pledge commitments designated for undergraduate business ethics education up to $125,000.
Alex and Kim want to help create a culture at Heavener where ethics education is even more pronounced; a place where every undergraduate student will be given the tools and knowledge to become principled, honorable business leaders who stand up for what's right and won't cower to pressure. We share that vision as well.
Let's show the University of Florida and the business community what we stand for, and how much we care about our students.
This is your chance to have a tangible effect on our business curriculum. Give whatever you can. Any amount makes a difference.
Annual gifts to the Warrington College of Business Administration provide support that is crucial to the lives of students and faculty. The enhancements and opportunities beyond the classroom our students receive are all privately funded by donations.
Warrington’s reputation is built upon your legacy of success, and we are asking you to invest in the future of our students. Your annual gift is an invaluable component of the Warrington College’s budget, with 14% of our overall budget derived from private gifts and endowments. By participating, you help the Warrington College strengthen its position among the nation’s most prestigious business schools.
Dean’s Leadership Circle
The Dean’s Leadership Circle recognizes our donors who have made a gift of $1,000* or more to the Warrington College of Business Administration or Fisher School of Accounting in a fiscal year. Recent graduates of the last 5 years will be recognized with a contribution of $500* or more.
* Corporate matching gifts will be considered for Dean’s Leadership Circle recognition in the current fiscal year.
How does Warrington Compare to other Top Business Schools?
The Warrington College has fallen behind our peer schools as only 3% of our alumni population contributes an annual gift to Warrington each year. Your gift makes a difference. An annual gift, of any amount, increases our alumni giving rate, which in turn elevates our national rankings and thereby enhances the value of a Warrington degree.