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Corporate Partners Campaign: Building for the Future Together



Our Corporate Partners have been an integral part of the regional and global business community and a key component to the success of The Paul Merage School of Business. We recently honored this relationship and the success of the Corporate Partners at our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

In honor of this special anniversary, our Partners have generously proposed their own fund drive to make a unique contribution in support of the new business school building. A gift from each Corporate Partner of $15,000, payable over three years, will enable us to “name” a prominent space in honor of our Corporate Partners in the new building, while supporting student and faculty efforts. This is in addition to the annual membership.


Much of The Paul Merage School of Business’ increasing reputation and visibility can be attributed to the innovative curriculum, executive programs and research conducted and presented by the School and its highly regarded faculty.  The prestige and advancement experienced by the School has been enhanced by a significant partnership with our Corporate Partners.



We have grown together and now it is time to build together!



to our Corporate Partners who have already

made the commitment to build together:


Arbonne International
Emulex Corporation
Global Benefits Group
Microsemi Corporation
Sage North America
Taco Bell Corporation
Virtium Technology, Inc.
Union Bank
Wells Fargo

We look forward to showcasing our Corporate Partners in our new building which will be at the heart of the Merage School Campus with a grand entrance and a natural courtyard.  It will be a hub and welcoming center to the business school and the entire UC Irvine community. The building will feature state-of-the-art design and will become a living testament to the business and community leaders who have helped build Orange County.

Learn more about the Corporate Partners program and how your organization can benefit from a collaboration with the Merage School and the Corporate Partners network.

Contact Us

For additional details about the Corporate Partners New Building campaign, please contact:


Diane Ford

Assistant Director, Corporate Relations



"Taco Bell has been a strong partner with The Paul Merage School of Business for nearly 20 years. We have a significant number of Merage School MBAs in leadership positions and continue to actively recruit on campus each year. Corporate Partners offer significant networking opportunities via the Distinguished Speaker Series and other highly visible events. Corporate Partners has helped Taco Bell create quality, long-lasting relationships with Merage School faculty, staff and many other leaders within the Orange County business community."

Tom Wagner
Vice President
Consumer Insights and Brand Planning
Taco Bell Corporation

"Emulex is a long-standing Corporate Partner of The Paul Merage School of Business; a partnership deepened last year when I joined the Dean’s Advisory Board. Over the last six years, we have benefitted from working with the School’s MBA Consulting Program on projects ranging from strategies for growth markets such as China and Brazil to Open Source software and product portfolio management. Our active involvement allows us to influence the School’s curriculum and leverage the talent of outstanding students."

Jeff Benck
President and Chief Operating Officer


"The Paul Merage School of Business has succeeded in developing local, world class business school graduates who become innovators and leaders in their respective fields. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company’s (PAAMCO) partnership with the Merage School Corporate Partners has provided us with dynamic and resourceful leadership candidates. PAAMCO is excited to play a role in assisting the school in its ongoing initiatives and is proud to have contributed to the development of their new business school building; it will be a truly unique and innovative center for learning and business. PAAMCO looks forward to a continued productive and mutually beneficial relationship with the School."


Jane Buchan
Chief Executive Officer