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Giving Back to the Merage School

The top business schools across the country have been built by strong alumni commitment and support. The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is no exception. We offer alumni valuable opportunities to support the School. The following options highlight some of the areas where your support can make a strong impact on the future of the School while also increasing the value of your degree.

The Merage School Fund:   Alumni participation provides much needed resources that help improve the School’s national reputation through scholarships, technology improvements and the quality of programs we offer. A gift of any size can make a difference with gifts of $250 and above receiving special recognition. Alumni are encouraged to make a Merage School Fund tax-deductible gift via the online e-giving site at and be sure to designate The Paul Merage School of Business. Also at this site you can check to see if your employer will match your gift. Matching corporate gifts can help to double or even triple alumni support.

Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC): The Dean’s Leadership Circle is the premier network for Merage School alumni as well as high-powered business leaders in the community. The Dean’s Leadership Circle has become the largest academic support group on the UC Irvine campus and provides a year-long calendar of opportunities to engage with fellow members. Via the DLC, alumni show a higher level of commitment directly to the business school while providing critically needed funding to the highest priority needs which allows the school to move more quickly to the next level of success.  Through the years, the DLC has provided support toward classroom renovation and technology upgrades, faculty recruitment and most recently a $1 million endowed professorship. Annual DLC member levels range from $1,500-$5,000. Benefits vary by level. More information.

Centers of Excellence: The Centers of Excellence serve as the bridge between the campus and the community. All of the centers listed below welcome your involvement and participation.
  • Center for Real Estate
  • Center for Investment and Wealth Management
  • Center for Digital Transformation
  • Center for Health Care Management and Policy
  • Don Beall Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Center for Global Leadership
Alumni Building Campaign:  Construction is underway for a new high-tech facility on the Merage School campus. Alumni have brought us to this point, and our new building will be a living testament to everyone who has built the Merage School to its current level of prestige and who will push it to new heights. Through this new building, we will capture the value of our joint investment in the future - to succeed as individuals while we contribute to our School and our society at large.  Naming opportunities are available to individuals, families, and alumni by class years and/or sections. More information.

For information on participation with the following projects, you may contact the staff member listed below:

Merage School Fund:  Sandra Findly, Director of Dean's Leadership Circle: 949.824.8865 e-mail

Dean’s Leadership Circle:  Sandra Findly, Director of Dean’s Leadership Circle:  949.824.8865 or e-mail

Alumni Building Campaign and Centers of Excellence:   Sandra Findly, Director of Dean's Leadership Circle: 949.824.8865 e-mail

To request further information and how you can get involved with the Alumni Network, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly at 949.824.7167 or via email at

We look forward to working with you.