How to Donate
Support our mission to change the face of American business
Philanthropic contributions to The Consortium are an investment in the MBA diversity pipeline — a pipeline that is extremely fragile. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans represent less than 10 percent of the population attending the top 50 full-time graduate business schools.
With Your Support, We’ve Made a Difference
Since our inception in 1966, we’ve contributed $390 million in fellowship support, enabling us to introduce more than 9,000 diverse MBAs to the global marketplace.
Philanthropic contributions enable us to further advance our mission, along with our powerful network of member schools, corporate partners, students and alumni who provide access, opportunity and exposure to the best and brightest MBA candidates. Please consider making a donation now. Your donations:
- Sustain and enhance our recruitment efforts.
- Support our comprehensive Orientation Program & Career Forum.
- Help provide full-tuition fellowships to Consortium members.
How Can You Help
We’ve made it easy, with several ways to support our mission.
Consortium alumni, students, and friends express their support for our organization through gifts to the Annual Fund. We put these unrestricted contributions to use immediately to help execute a comprehensive Orientation Program & Career Forum, to support students, engage alumni, develop new programs, and enable the continuing evolution of our organization. We invite you to become a partner in creating a dynamic future for The Consortium by contributing to the Annual Fund.
Elvira Chavaria Memorial Gift
Elvira Chavaria was a kind, gentle, loving and generous person and a dedicated member of The Consortium family. She passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on April 30, 2020, at the age of 69. Elvira received a bachelor of arts in English literature and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business thanks to the support of The Consortium. Over her long career, she worked at the University of Texas El Paso, as a librarian at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection/The University of Texas at Austin, as community affairs manager for Levi Strauss and in various positions at the 3M Corporation for over 20 years, finally retiring in 2015. At 3M, Elvira co-founded HOLA, an organization that provides fun and engaging ways to heighten appreciation for Hispanic culture. She also volunteered for many years at Wooten Elementary School, providing Junior Achievement and Reading Is Fundamental instruction to bilingual classes. Because of her deep commitment to The Consortium and its mission, her husband, John Baker, encourages a donation of any amount in her memory to this organization that she held most dear.
To make a donation in Elvira Chavaria’s name, click here.
Wallace L. Jones Endowment Fund
Wallace (Wally) L. Jones contributed many years of dedicated service to The Consortium and touched the lives of thousands of its students and alumni. To honor Wally’s memory, The Consortium established the Wallace L. Jones Endowment in 1999. Each year, The Consortium awards a stipend from the endowment to outstanding first-year students who attend each of our 19 member schools. The Wallace L. Jones Endowment Fund has awarded $68,000 to 58 Consortium students. In the fund’s early years, only one student each year received a $1,000 stipend from the Fund. Because of donors’ generous support, we have steadily increased the Fund’s annual giving to provide a $1,000 stipend for one student at each of our 19 member schools. We recognize the recipient at the Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum.
Our goal is to increase the Fund enough to award a fellowship equal to one year’s tuition each year, but we cannot achieve it without you! We invite you to donate to the Wallace L. Jones Endowment Fund right now by clicking here to help The Consortium continue its legacy of excellence and change!
The Eagle Club is The Consortium’s elite donor recognition circle. Membership in this prestigious circle of donors requires a minimum annual commitment of $5,000 over three consecutive years. Eagle Club contributions support The Wallace L. Jones Endowment Fund. Each year The Consortium awards a stipend from the endowment to outstanding first-year students from each member school.
Consortium alumni donors have the option of directing their gifts to their Consortium alma mater. Donors who make school-directed gifts are acknowledged by The Consortium. However, these gifts are transmitted to the stated Consortium business school. You will receive tax receipts for your gift from the business school. Please contact the development office of your business school to ensure your gifts are directed toward the appropriate fund in support of Consortium initiatives. We can only accept school-transmitted gifts by check, with the gift made out to The Consortium/School Name. Support your Consortium school by making a school-directed gift.
Leslie Adkins Memorial Fund
Leslie Adkins was a vibrant, enthusiastic member of The Consortium family. Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., she earned her bachelor’s in government and French studies at Dartmouth College before completing a master’s in broadcast journalism at Columbia University. At the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Leslie was a fellow in both the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and the Forte Foundation. She was an active member in many MBA student organizations and held positions of leadership in the Business of Entertainment Association. In addition to her MBA, she was also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in the Business of Entertainment through the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Professionally, she had a passion for entertainment, technology, media and news. She had interned at both Apple and Paramount Pictures.
Make Your Charitable Contribution
You can donate online, or mail your contribution to:
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Attn: Individual Giving
229 Chesterfield Business Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63005
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is a 501 c(3) Nonprofit.
Gifts to the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 43-0962198.