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Your Support Creates the Business Leaders of Tomorrow

At Culverhouse, our mission states that we are an inclusive community, committed to personal engagement and dedicated to shaping the future of business through excellence in teaching, research, and service. 

And to uphold that mission, we need the support of our alumni and friends to empower our faculty and students to become global problem solvers and effecters of positive change. 

Get involved today. 

Our Priorities

At Culverhouse, we have countless funds set up to support our college. If you cannot find your fund of interest you can find all Culverhouse funds on the UA giving website.

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First-Generation Student Emergency Support

Those students who are the first in the families to attend college may need extra assistance in their academic journeys. Your gift to our first-gen student emergency support fund will do much to alleviate the real financial pressures that these students often face.

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LEWIS MANDERSON SUPPORT FUND

Lewis Manderson Jr., a dear friend of the Culverhouse College of Business, recently passed away at the age of 94. His name graces our graduate school of business and landmarks in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere. To support our graduate students at this time, a special fund has been set up in his name.

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DEI SUPPORT FUND

The recent announcement of Dr. James King as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) further illustrates the commitment of the Culverhouse College of Business as it looks to promote measurable outcomes and improvement concerning DEI. One of our goals during this time is to increase philanthropic support in a way that will minimize the number of Culverhouse’s underrepresented minority students who abandon or delay their degree pursuits because of virus-related financial hardship.

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GENERAL CULVERHOUSE FUND

Serving as the annual fund for the College, gifts made through membership in Culverhouse Executives Society are used to ensure every Culverhouse student receives a superior and enriching education by funding programs and experiences that grow their professional skills, connect with employers, and ultimately separate them from their peers.

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9,000+ Students, Countless Funds, Endless Opportunities

Explore Our Areas of Support

As part of the Rising Tide Capital Campaign, Culverhouse is committed to three areas of growth. Find out how we’re changing the game.

Educating a workforce of future business leaders and innovators requires forward-thinking programs and opportunities to train students for the state of business today but for the rapidly changing landscape of tomorrow.

DATA DRIVEN

  • Embed data analytics and cybersecurity within curriculum
  • Add data driven courses and programs
  • Hire additional faculty to lead and mentor students
  • Implement outreach programs

GOING GLOBAL

  • Prepare students for international work
  • Add study abroad scholarships
  • Create Global Engagement Center
  • Hire additional global faculty fellows

EXPANDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Expand entrepreneurship agenda
  • Increase funds to run our off-campus innovation center, The EDGE
  • Build endowments to provide seed funding for student companies
  • Create at least two endowed faculty positions

PROFESSIONAL POWER

  • Broaden and enrich our professional development programs
  • Provide an immersive experience for each student
  • Establish a Student Success Center

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

  • Distribute our business and industry expertise
  • Expand funding for staff, program development, and marketing

We have a responsibility as a business school to leverage our expertise and capabilities to change society for the better. In fact, that work is part of our DNA, hearkening back to the case our first Dean, Lee Bidgood, made when establishing the College.

JUSTICE, ETHICS, AND EDUCATION

  • Establish a Center for Ethics and Social Justice
  • Enhance our research and support capabilities to address critical societal issues such as the opioid crisis, human trafficking and healthcare delivery in rural areas
  • Hire staff and program support to manage efforts

DIVERSITY FOCUS

  • Prioritize the recruitment and retention of talented first-generation and historically underrepresented students
  • Develop our curriculum to prepare all of our students to work in diverse workplaces
  • Add additional staff and program support

ASSISTING ALABAMA

  • Leverage outreach centers to make statewide impacts covering areas such as insurance, real estate, community revitalization, and business insights and analysis
  • Add additional staff and support funding

Investing in world-class scholars and their research results in a strong research reputation, rankings, and brand recognition. The payoff is immense: we become a destination for top scholars; more research activity is infused into the classroom; we establish productive industry partnerships; and we improve and inform society.

A RESEARCH ROSTER

  • Elevate our national profile and reputation with additional endowed positions to attract top scholars in signature research areas like value investing, cybersecurity and data analytics, and entrepreneurship
  • Add 6+ endowed chairs, 10+ endowed professorships, and 10+ endowed faculty fellowships

INVESTIGATION INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Enhance the work of our research centers to solve real-world business issues
  • Increase staffing and financial resources

How To Give

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Visit the giving website

Visit give.ua.edu to begin making your gift.

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Select the college

Select “Culverhouse College of Business” from the Fund dropdown menu.

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Find Your Fund

Select a fund or enter the name of your fund in the search bar.

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Payment

Complete the payment details.

Questions?

If you experience any issues making a gift, or have any questions regarding giving, please call the number above. Ask to be transferred to our development team.

Meet the Team

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Matt Abney

Associate Director of Development
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