Thunderbird School of Global Management

A call to action

One of the reasons we believe in Thunderbird School of Global Management is because Thunderbird inspires just what the world needs: thoughtful leadership, cultural understanding and multilingual communication. Thunderbird builds rich learning experiences that instill these three capabilities and, in the end, fortifies student skills to inspire better leaders, wiser entrepreneurs and more global citizens. 

Donating to Thunderbird enables our school to provide the students of today – and tomorrow – with the unique educational experiences and tools they need to thrive in a world that’s ever more complex. Together, Thunderbird leadership, the school's trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will build upon the historic Thunderbird mystique to conquer a brilliant future for one of the world's great institutions.

Help us turn $5 million into $10 million

Every contribution to Thunderbird makes immediate and lasting impact. And, now, a new donation-matching opportunity will allow your contribution to have an even greater effect. As part of our partnership agreement with pending strategic partner Laureate Education, Inc., Laureate will match dollar-for-dollar any cash donations up to $5 million that Thunderbird raises before the full transaction closes. This match campaign will allow your contribution to go twice as far.

Whether you donate to Thunderbird every year, or you are a first-time donor, we encourage you to help us take advantage of this exciting and beneficial opportunity by making your donation before the Match Campaign concludes. You can designate your gift toward a particular Thunderbird initiative, or give an unrestricted gift that enables Thunderbird to channel funds to the areas of greatest need. Your generosity and support will have an exponential impact!


Read more about the Thunderbird/Laureate Matching Campaign. See Match Campaign Q&A.

To learn more about Thunderbird's pending alliance with Laureate, visit

Note: All gifts to Thunderbird are tax deductible. Thunderbird is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.