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Collat School of Business Fundraising Priorities

Our fundraising goals focus on maximizing the quality of our faculty, the strength of our programs, and the success of our students. The following investment areas have been identified as priority for the Collat School of Business to fulfill its mission:

Faculty Support

By recruiting outstanding faculty and allowing them to stay current in their fields, we can provide our students an educational environment that aligns with modern research and cutting-edge business practices. Funding endowments to support faculty allows us to attract and retain top-level academic talent we need.

Innovative Programs

Funding our academic programs gives our departments the freedom to think big and aim high. It helps us expand our offerings to students and provide them with real-world experiences.

Student Success

Supporting the success of our students allows them to receive the knowledge and master the skills that help them become industry leaders. Scholarships expand our reach for the best and brightest students, alleviate financial burden, and unlock potential. Funding allows a timely progression toward graduation, provides tutoring to better understand advanced coursework, opens doors to studying abroad, and helps students transition from earning their degree to being placed in a job they desire.

  • Staircase in Collat School of Business

    "Kristen is a tremendous resource for the ID Program and I am glad that we can acknowledge her for all that she does for the program and all of its students.”

    - Collat Alumnus Kenny Wolfe referring to Industrial Distribution Program Manager and Advisor Kristen Craig

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  • Collat School of Business classroom

    “If the school hadn’t given me the education it gave me, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be able to give back.”

    -Collat Alumnus Ron McAbee

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  • Chad Hagwood Finance Lab in the Collat School of Business

    “I think if people want to leave a lasting impact certainly giving to UAB Collat School of Business is something that bears a direct and positive fruit on their lives and the lives of other people.”

    -Collat Alumnus Chad Hagwood

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  • Nielsen Innovation Lab

    “Claude and I hope this lab will cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in the students of UAB, and be an economic driver for our community and our state.”

    -Kate Nielsen

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  • Staircase in Collat School of Business

    "My personal goal is to foster the confidence that students can learn that they have the power to go on and achieve their career goals."

    -Collat Alumnae Janet Herring

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  • Staircase in Collat School of Business

    “I see great mentoring happening – innovative thinking and a sense of community, a focus on helping students find their purpose, figure out what they’re good at, and learn how to think. I find that worthy of investment.”

    -Collat Alumnus Paul Zani

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