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HAWORTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS GIFT & THANK YOU BOOK


INTRODUC TION Discovery-driven, Learning-centered, Globally engaged. Since 1903, Western Michigan University has been a premier institution dedicated to serving students and the community. Please join us in continuing this long-standing tradition of excellence.


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GIF T: $120

“Adopt a Bronco for a Day”—the daily investment for an undergraduate student to attend Western Michigan University, which includes tuition, room & board, fees, and books.


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There are many expenses associated with being a student, and it is motivating to know someone wants to help out.

Joey Blasczyk

South Lyon, Michigan Sales & Marketing Senior, Class of 2011

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Sponsor five incoming first-year Haworth College of Business students to attend “Shadow a Business Bronco for a Day.�


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Understanding what it takes to be successful, first-hand, can give anyone an edge in the real world.

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Ms. Geralyn Heystek

Career Advisor, Career Center 18 years of service

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Provide one tuition credit hour for a student majoring in business.

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I really appreciate the idea that someone who once sat where I’m sitting now wants to make a difference.

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Nikki Rivera

St. Louis, Missouri Electronic Business Design 7 Senior, Class of 2011


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Become an Official Sponsor of the Haworth College of Business “Business Bash.�


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As a student who has returned to the classroom after many years, I loved this opportunity to become actively involved in student organizations.

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Aaron Tardy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems Senior, Class of 2012

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GIF T: $520

Purchase a semester’s worth of textbooks for one student.


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Sometimes buying books can really break the bank—knowing I don’t have to worry about that gives me more time and resources to do well in school.

Katherine Sykys Baroda, Michigan Accountancy Senior, Class of 2012

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GIF T: $560

Provide one semester’s “Tuition Differential” for a junior or senior business student.

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I am grateful that I can continue my education without more student loans.

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Gemae Williams Chicago, Illinois Management Senior, Class of 2012

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“Adopt a Bronco for a Week.� The weekly investment for an undergraduate student to attend Western Michigan University, including tuition, room & board, fees, and books.

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One week of covered expenses means Liliana Nowaczewski more flexibility to cover the ‘unexpecteds’ Ypsilanti, Michigan Accountancy of attending college. 15 Senior, Class of 2011


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Sponsor a Haworth College of Business professor to present at a national education or business conference. Travel expenses covered.

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We work hard to ensure Western Michigan University is putting out cutting-edge research; it is nice knowing others understand the importance of presenting those ideas.

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Dr. Christina Stamper Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs 10 years of service

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Purchase a new computer for a Haworth College of Business computer lab.


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Up-to-date technology makes getting work done faster and more efficient— and keeps us prepared for what lies ahead.

Gordon Landers Hillsdale, Michigan Business & Spanish Senior, Class of 2011

Jason Hsu

Novi, Michigan Sales & Business Marketing Senior, Class of 2012

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Naming rights to a “Domestic Internship” award.


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Ruben Norman

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An internship like this makes it possible for me to succeed without making major sacrifices.

Kalamazoo, Michigan Marketing Sophomore, Class of 2014

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Naming rights to a classroom in Schneider Hall for one academic year.


I am thankful for the support that the Dennis Mauwa Liwonde, Malawi, Africa Haworth College of Business receives— Supply which in turn provides a first-class learning Intergrated Management facility for students like myself. Junior, Class of 2013

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“Adopt a Bronco for one Month.� The monthly investment for an undergraduate student to attend Western Michigan University. Tuition, room & board, fees, and books.

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This gift means more time devoted to focusing on our studies.

Pei Shi Wong

Lampur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia Accountancy Senior, Class of 2011

Brian Pouw

Portage, Michigan Integrated Supply Management Senior, Class of 2012

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Naming rights to an instructor position in the Haworth College of Business for one academic year.

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We are thankful to learn from knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

Kyle Hotte

Kalamazoo, Michigan Marketing Senior, Class of 2012

Hannah Harson

Three Rivers, Michigan Marketing 27 Junior, Class of 2012


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GIF T: $3,750

Sponsor a “Visiting Executive” event for students in the Haworth College of Business—gift secures a business leader.


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It is an amazing experience to listen to worldwide industry leaders right here on campus.

Westin Brake

Jackson, Michigan Finance and Economics Senior, Class of 2012

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Naming rights to the Schneider Hall Study Lounge for one academic year.


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This space is conducive to focusing and really paying attention to my classwork. I do almost all of my studying here.

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Andromading Gon

Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan Computer Information Systems Junior, Class of 2012

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GIF T: $4,125

Naming rights to a “Room & Board� student scholarship for one semester.


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My room & board are covered. That leaves a lot of space, and encouragment, for me to be the best I can be.

Emily Najmy

Midland, Michigan Accountancy Junior, Class of 2014

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Naming rights to a “Tuition� scholarship, awarded to a full-time, first-year student for one semester.

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I am so grateful that my education is a possibility because someone who has never met me cares enough to see me succeed.

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Jaffer Alabadi

Awamia, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia Computer Information Systems Senior, Class of 2011

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GIF T: $5,0 0 0

Become an official sponsor of the Haworth College of Business’ global entrepreneurship study tour.


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I don’t know if I would have ever gained the experience and knowledge that I did during the global study tour.

Martijn Heijboer Tholen, Zeeland, Netherlands MBA Graduate Student, Class of 2012

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Purchase a welcome kiosk for the front lobby of Schneider Hall. This touch screen device will serve as the building directory.

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We expect that our students will leave these halls to enter some of the most succesful organizations in existence. It is our job to ensure they’ll be ready for it.

Mr. Halbert Bates

Director, Recruitment and Retention 33 years of service

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Naming rights to a presentation room in Schneider Hall for one academic year.


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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to prepare for our futures in a professional environment.

Neal Gallagher

Northville, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing Senior, Class of 2012

Nichole McKenna Okemos, Michigan Fashion Merchandising Junior, Class of 2013

Sterling Lirot

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing Junior, Class of 2012 41


GIF T: $6,250

Naming rights to an “International Internship” Award.

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Studying internationally broadens our students’ perspectives of the world.

Dr. Duke Leingpibul Associate Professor, Marketing 6 years of service

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GIF T: $6, 50 0

Purchase new computer software for an academic department.

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Being well prepared means being up to date on everything—including software.

Dr. Alan Rea

Professor, Business Information Systems 15 years of service

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Naming rights to a “Study Abroad” scholarship.


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I didn’t know that studying abroad would have been a possibility for me without this kindness. It will make an incredible difference for me throughout my life.

Maria Bravo

Kalamazoo, Michigan MBA Graduate Student, Class of 2011

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Naming rights to the stairwell in the front lobby of Schneider Hall for one academic year.


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I don’t know the people who make gifts to Gary Buchanan Western Michigan University, but I am forever Muskegon, Michigan Management thankful for the opportunties they provide. Senior, Class of 2012 49


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Naming rights to a computer lab in Schneider Hall for one academic year.


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It’s impossible to be able to get all the computer programs I need to learn to be successful in the business world. This is an invaluable resource for students.

Ryan Williams

Southfield, Michigan Sales & Business Marketing Senior, Class of 2012

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Naming rights to a floor in Schneider Hall for one academic year.


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It’s wonderful to teach in a state-of-the-art building, but more importantly, we want to provide our students with such resources so they can realize their full potential.

Dr. Chris Korth Professor, Finance and Commercial Law 17 years of service

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Sponsor an “Executive-in-Residence” to “live” at the Haworth College of Business to teach and mentor students for one week.


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There is something that an experienced executive brings to the classroom that just can’t be replicated by a textbook.

Dr. Frank Gambino

Professor, Marketing, and Director, Food & Consumer Packaged Goods 27 years of service 55


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Purchase state-of-the-art AV and remote conferencing equipment for a conference room in Schneider Hall.


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Instant communication is fundamental to a cost-effective, efficient school—and business.

Ms. Tamara Davis

Regional Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center 57 3 years of service


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Naming rights to the Graduate Programs Office for one academic year.

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There are two components in the business world that can really set you apart from the crowd: an MBA and global knowledge.

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Ms. Barbara Caras-Tomczak MBA Program Coordinator, and Global Business Center Advisor 38 years of service

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Naming rights to the Haworth College of Business’ annual “Dean’s Conference Fund.” This fund awards faculty with a stipend to cover travel expenses when attending national conferences.

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Conferences are a venue by which faculty members can stay up-to-date with the most recent developments.

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Dr. Karen Lancendorfer Associate Professor, Marketing 6 years of service

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Naming rights to the annual “Awards & Recognition Initiative.� This fund will allow student teams to enter, compete, and travel to national and international competitions.


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We have so many awardwinning student groups, and they deserve the ability to compete and use their knowledge at case study competitions.

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Dr. JoAnn Atkin Associate Professor, Marketing 8 years of service

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Sponsorship of a “Business Visionary Luncheon”—an event for students, faculty, and alumni at which a noted global leader in the world of business is invited to speak.


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Global leaders in the business world are like rockstars to business students. It’s both an honor and a privilege to hear what they have to say.

George David Crocker Montgomery, Alabama MBA Graduate Student, Class of 2011

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Become an official sponsor of the Entrepreneurship Summer Institute.


Right now it’s about gaining experience that is resume worthy; better opportunities lead to better jobs.

Abdulla Alyousif

Kalamazoo, Michigan Graphic & Printing Science Junior, Class of 2013

John Potter

Grand Haven, Michigan Finance Senior, Class of 2012

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Samuel Jacquette Olivet, Michigan Business Management Senior, Class of 2011

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Naming rights to the “Innovation Fund.� This fund will assist faculty in pursuing professional enrichment programs to enhance the learning experience of our students.


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My passion is teaching students the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.

Dr. Jennifer Palthe

Associate Professor, Management 11 years of service

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Purchase a mobile Apple MacBook “Learning Lab,” equipped for 30 students.

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These are the types of resources that give an institution a big advantage over other schools.

Tiantian Ren

Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China Accountancy Graduate Student, Class of 2012

Meizhu Song

Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China Accountancy Graduate Student, Class of 2012

Chenyin Liu

Wuhan, Hubei Province, China Accountancy Graduate Student, Class of 2012

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Purchase a Financial Trading Lab Software System for the Haworth College of Business Finance Program.


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Practical experience is one of the most important factors when securing gainful employment. This lab software is a perfect example of that practical experience.

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Dr. Robert Balik

Associate Professor, Finance and Commerical Law 26 years of service

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GIF T: $50,0 0 0

Naming rights to the Haworth College of Business “Top Scholars” —a financial award to be given out to the top 10 juniors in the college, as selected by faculty. The award will defray tuition expenses for their senior year.

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What an amazing honor. I’m going to save a lot of money that will be useful during a job search.

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Jacie Good

Jackson, Michigan Management Junior, Class of 2012

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GIF T: $60,0 0 0

Endow the permanent naming rights to a classroom in Schneider Hall.

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People graduate and they turn around and give back—it says a lot to students about their school.

Alex Li

Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia Accountancy Junior, Class of 2012

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Joshua McBarnes

Kalamazoo, Michigan Economics and Finance Senior, Class of 2012

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GIF T: $80,0 0 0

Naming rights to a “Distinguished� Scholarship. This full scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first-year student. It will cover tuition, room & board, fees, and books spanning four years at Western Michigan University.

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I can’t even begin to imagine the doors this will open for me.

Geoff Doctor

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy Junior, Class of 2012

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Naming rights to an “Angel Fund� for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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Starting new enterprises is the backbone of our economy. This competition nurtures and recognizes our students’ entrepreneurial spirit.

Dr. Timothy Palmer Professor, Management 11 years of service

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GIF T: $150,0 0 0

Launch a Business Leadership Program which will prepare students for civic leadership.


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Our graduates are the individuals who will work to change the world and make it a better place for future generations.

Dr. Kay Palan Dean, Haworth College of Business 1 year of service

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GIF T: $175,0 0 0

Purchase a “Technology Make Over� for Schneider Hall, which will allow the college to upgrade all technology needs in the building.


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The newest technology not only attracts more prospective students, but it gives our current students the best possible foundation for success.

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Dr. J. Michael Tarn

Department Chair, Business Information Systems 12 years of service

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Establish a Communication Center for the Haworth College of Business.


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Working on more-than-minimum resources makes learning easier for students, and teaching easier for instructors.

Dr. Ann Veeck

Associate Professor, Marketing 12 years of service

Dr. Kuanchin Chen

Associate Professor, Business Information Systems 10 years of service

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Endow a permanent “Full-Tuition� Scholarship that will provide tuition for one student. Naming rights to the scholarship are included.


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A good scholarship can be difficult to secure; we are thankful that those who came before us want to lend a helping hand.

Sheree Fields

Chicago, Illinois Marketing Senior, Class of 2011

Kyle Gunderson

Niles, Michigan MBA Graduate Student, Class of 2012

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Endow a permanent “Full-Ride� Scholarship that will honor an outstanding student. Naming rights to this scholarship are included.


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I won’t have to worry about paying student loans, so it helps me as a student, and will allow me more resources after I leave Western.

Michael Burns

Canton, Michigan Computer Information Systems Senior, Class of 2011

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Endow a permanent Professorship to the academic program of your choice. Naming rights to this professorship are included.

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Recognizing research excellence attracts talented scholars to our institution and directly impacts the quality of our students’ education.

Dr. Bob Landeros Department Chair, Management 22 years of service

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Establish a “Financial Trading Floor� for the Department of Finance. Naming rights are included.

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This lab provides real-life experience for students that will make them very attractive to potential employers.

Dr. Judy Swisher

Department Chair, Finance and Commerical Law 9 years of service 95


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Endow a permanent “Distinguished Professorship� that honors an outstanding faculty member in the Haworth College of Business. Naming rights to this professorship are included.


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It’s important that faculty members are recognized for their outstanding contributions.

Dr. Satish Deshpande

Associate Dean, Operations and Graduate Programs 97 21 years of service


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Endow a permanent “Faculty Chair� to honor or recruit an outstanding faculty member. Naming rights are included.


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The ability to recruit outstanding professors allows us to continue our legacy of excellence.

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Dr. Roger Tang

Professor, Accountancy and Upjohn Chair in Business Administration 23 years of service

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Permanently endow the Career Center, which enhances student job placement.


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Securing a job in today’s job market is increasingly difficult. If our graduates start off in a great job, that leaves them with more room to grow and succeed throughout their lives.

Ms. Linda Ickes

Director, Career Center 13 years of service

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Permanently endow the Global Business Center to expand the international reach of the Haworth College of Business.


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The Global Business Center is a golden resource for students.

Dr. Zack Quraeshi

Professor, Marketing and G.W. Haworth Chair of Global Business 33 years of service 103


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Endow a permanent Deanship that will honor the Haworth College of Business Dean. Naming rights to this are included.

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Students, faculty, and staff of this caliber deserve leadership that meets our standard of excellence.

Dr. Timothy J. Greene Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 6 years of service

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WAYS TO GIVE

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There are many ways to make your gift to Western Michigan University and the Haworth College of Business.We are dedicated to helping you find the gift method that will help you achieve your philanthropic goals. All gifts to Western Michigan University Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Ways to give • Cash via check, credit card, or wire transfer • Appreciated securities including stocks, mutual funds, and bonds • Real property including land, residences, and commercial property • Gifts-in-kind including artwork, books, or collectibles


M ATCHING GIF TS & PLEDGES Matching Gifts

Pledges

• Many employers • Enables a donor to make support their employee’s a gift and pay it over time philanthropic interests, • May be made in the form which can double or of cash, securities, credit triple the impact of card charges, or other your gift types of assets • Check with your • May be paid over a employer’s human period of up to five years resources office in annual, semiannual, or quarterly installments

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PL ANNED GIF TS Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages for the donor.

Bequests Name Western Michigan University and the Haworth College of Business as a beneficiary in your will or living trust

Beneficiary Designations

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Name Western Michigan University and the Haworth College of Business as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance, or insurance annuity asset


LIFE - INCOME GIF TS Life-income gifts make it possible to support Western Michigan University and the Haworth College of Business and also provide income to you or others at the same time.

Charitable Gift Annuities Provide fixed, partially tax-free payments to the donor

Charitable Remainder Trusts Provide income to the beneficiaries for life or for a set number of years

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ENDOWMENTS Endowed Funds • Western Michigan University Foundation invests and maintains the gift in perpetuity • Annual investment income from the endowed fund is used to support the purpose specified by the donor • The gift is invested to generate growth of principal and a growing payout stream to ensure that future funding for endowment-supported activities can be maintained 110


Benefits of Endowed Funds • Provide a lasting tribute to a named individual, family, or group • Create a highly visible link between the honoree and Western Michigan University • Enable donors to build strong ties with the beneficiaries of their endowment and share in the achievements made possible by their gift

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Office of Development & Alumni Relations 112

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