Campaign Goals

A Pledge For a Better World

The goal of Campaign Thunderbird is to reinforce our future by raising a minimum of $65 million. These funds will be used to transform our capability in the world by leading the charge in global business management and education. More specifically, we aim to increase our endowment support for student scholarships and faculty research, as well as invest in new technology and enhance our facilities in support of our school's varied curriculum.

For more information about scholarships, how to donate to an existing scholarship, or how to establish a new scholarship, please contact Donor Relations at +1 602 978-7309 or 800 457-6981 (toll free within the United States), or e-mail donorrelations@thunderbird.edu.


Providing World-class Education for Students Around the Globe

Providing World-class Education for Students Around the Globe
Scholarships - $25 Million

A core value of a Thunderbird education is to provide students with the ability to work successfully with those from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic and political environments. A Thunderbird education comes as much from interaction among diverse students as it does from case studies, lectures, internships and textbooks. These experiences set T-birds apart from their peers.
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Attracting and Retaining those Who Advance Global Thought Leadership and Management

Attracting and Retaining those Who Advance Global Thought Leadership and Management
Faculty - $25 Million

Thunderbird's core faculty is a small but commanding group that has always been on the cutting edge of education. Skilled and innovative in their teaching methods, Thunderbird faculty are recognized the world over as consultants and groundbreaking researchers with global best business practices and have helped establish Thunderbird as the #1 school in "international business."
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Developing the Global Mindset of Individuals and Organizations

Developing the Global Mindset of Individuals and Organizations
Curricular Innovation & Student Services - $5 Million

A Thunderbird education is a gateway to a world of opportunities. Thunderbird has always been innovative, especially in finding the best methods to make positive economic and social change in our community, near and far. From its beginnings and through the years, limited resources have required Thunderbird to rely on its creativity to make the best with less. An enhanced endowment would free Thunderbird from historical financial constraints to further develop our programs and support students and corporate partners to help achieve their greatest potential.
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Creating World-class Learning Environments in a Truly Global Setting

Creating World-class Learning Environments in a Truly Global Setting
Technology & Facilities - $15 Million

Thunderbird's unique environment on campus – a cultural melting pot – has developed as a result of uniting many people with diverse cultural backgrounds. It is through this global environment that T-birds learn firsthand about the world and its differences from faculty, the curriculum and each other.
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Ongoing Support for Expanding the "Thunderbird Mystique"

Ongoing Support for Expanding the "Thunderbird Mystique"
Annual Fund - $10 Million

Thunderbird offers a world of possibilities. Thinking beyond borders. Collaborating across cultures. Tools that promote global prosperity. The annual fund helps maintain Thunderbird's daily critical operations to ensure that our doors are kept wide open and students, faculty and programs are supported in an environment befitting the school with the #1 ranked MBA in "international business".
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