With more than half of the $25 million target raised and construction of the new building well underway for completion in early 2008, the new Business School is on the path of success.
The construction of the new Business School building is advancing and its internal structures are starting to take shape with the lift-well and stairwell now complete. The building will be a distinctive landmark at the southern end of campus.
Right shows the north western stairwell in the foreground, with the lift well in the background and behind that, the beginnings of the south eastern stairwell. Photo: Tim Villa
The Futures Fund supports additional "people" resources for the Business School and has already been successful in securing four prestigious scholarships, Visiting Fellows and Professors, research assistance, public guest lectures and the Woodside Professorial Chair in Leadership and Management. All of these programs have expanded and improved our relationships with the business community and our responsiveness to business education requirements.
The Fundraising Committee
The WA Fundraising Committee has been instrumental in generating support from local businesses and individuals. Members have hosted several private events that have helped generate awareness of the Business School's vision and harness commitment to our goal.
Mark Barnaba, Chair of the Business School Board, hosted dinners in London and New York in February to generate awareness of recent achievements and new directions of the Business School. The dinners were hosted in partnership with the Chairs of the USA and UK fundraising branches and were attended by prominent alumni living overseas and successful industry leaders.
If you are an alumni of the UWA Business School living in the UK or the US and would like to know more about how you can be involved click here to find out more.
Alumni Involvement - Postgraduate Cocktail Party
A postgraduate alumni cocktail party was held on 7 March 2007. More than 130 alumni took the opportunity to catch up with old friends and staff. Chair of the Fundraising Campaign, Dr Tony Howarth AO CitWA challenged graduates to remain engaged with the Business School and demonstrate their ongoing support to the campaign. Pledges and donations have flowed into the campaign office since the event, indicating the strength of support and participation of our alumni in the School's future. Dean, Tracey Horton was thrilled with the large attendance and positive response to the call for support of the campaign.
Support the School
The success of the Fundraising Campaign depends on the involvement and contribution of a wide range of our alumni and friends, not just a few major donors. All donations are welcome, be they a $100 a year for 5 years or a one off $250,000 donation. Contributions are tax deductible and payments may be spread over several years. Click here for further details. All donations over $1000.00 will be publicly acknowledged in the new building.
We welcome any new involvement by businesses and the community. For more information contact Rhonda Flottmann on 6488 8542 or visit the campaign site.
We wish to welcome our latest sponsor, Alcoa, who have generously committed to funding the new Alcoa Visiting Professor Program. Many other sponsors and donors are playing an important part to help us create a world-class Business School. Our partners can be viewed on the new Business School website at: https://www.biz.uwa.edu.au/home/business_partnerships/our_partners.