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Merage School CIWM Social Impact Investing


about the May 4th
Social Impact Investing: Strategies and Implications for the Future.

Join Us

Your organization's tax advantaged donation to UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business helps support the school in its research and education efforts. In addition to the four MBA programs plus undergraduate and doctoral programs, the school actively supports the community with extensive Executive Education programs, conferences and seminars.

We invite you to network with like-minded, C-suite-level professionals and their companies, from both the for-profit and non-profit arenas. Please see below for a few insights from our current members. 


For more information contact: Diane Ford, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations 949.824.4530 or


Membership Levels


$10,000 $500 MILLION AND ABOVE
$5,000 $499 MILLION - AND BELOW


Hear What Our Partners are Saying



"As an international company, it's important for GBG to have a global perspective when it comes to growing our business.  GBG's participation with UC Irvine's Merage School Corporate Partners has opened our eyes to new business opportunities, has led us to new employees, and has given us access to new relationships around the world.  We have found that there's no better place to start global growth than in our own back yard."



Andy Thorburn

President & CEO

Global Benefits Group

"Microsemi has been a proud Corporate Partner of The Paul Merage School of Business for more than five years now.  We are pleased to play an important role in shaping the next generation of leaders here in Orange County through our support of this prestigious school and the excellent educational programs it offers. In addition, the unique collaborative forum provides us the opportunity to tackle business challenges with the insight of some of my most well-respected peers. Microsemi has a long history of investing in the local community's most deserving educational programs, and The Paul Merage School of Business is undoubtedly an organization that aligns with that philosophy."



James J. Peterson

Chairman of the Board & CEO

Microsemi Corporation

"Sage North America is a proud Corporate Partner of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business and has enjoyed working with various faculty & graduate students over the years.  I personally look to Merage School thought leaders and student populations as my "Go To" resource when we are trying to solve some of the toughest Customer Experience eco-system problems we face.  The MBA working groups are especially useful as they've helped us understand and validate our views on broad topics such as 'Big Data' and as narrow as 'eCommerce Shopping Cart conversion tactics.'  The community assets and network of experts the school collectively represents is a massive asset for being headquartered in Orange County, CA."



Brad Smith

Executive Vice President Customer Experience


"Wells Fargo has been a proud long time Corporate Partner of UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business.  Over the years, the Merage School has provided our company with high caliber talent.  The business school does a great job of preparing its graduates to take on the challenges of today's business world.  We have also benefited tremendously through their outreach programs, speaking events, and roundtables.  This mutually beneficial relationship has allowed us to connect with many of Orange County's business leaders and shape the future of some of our next generation of business leaders."



Paul O'Mara

Senior Vice President & Regional Manager

Commercial Banking

Wells Fargo