The Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC) at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business is the premier philanthropic business network for executives and change makers dedicated to advancing and supporting the university, while simultaneously strengthening ties within the global business community. While many DLC members are alumni, this high-powered network also includes successful business leaders, faculty, staff, and friends of UC Irvine and the Merage School.
Current DLC membership and funding supports the DLC Grant Initiative, a program aimed at advancing innovation, research and supporting students to ensure the Paul Merage School of Business is a leading business accelerator for the next generation business leaders.
DEAN’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE MEMBER LEVELS
Member: $2000 annually
Investor: $2,500 annually
Innovator: $5,000 annually
Corporate Partner: $10,000 annually
Visionary: $25,000 pledged over 5 years
*Associate membership is available for recent alumni the first year following their graduation.
In addition to supporting the Grant Initiative, DLC members enjoy exclusive invitations throughout the year to gain an “insider’s view” of many of the Merage School’s events and initiatives, both local and global. Benefits include:
Invitation to exclusive events including the Annual Thanks for Giving event and the DLC Grant Initiative Pitch & Mixer
Concierge service to programming and initiatives within the Merage school
Annual investment impact report on DLC
DLC Corporate Partnership
Corporate partners are invited to support the DLC and guide Merage School initiatives. This elite network of business leaders is focused on ensuring students have access to high quality education and leadership opportunities. Partners who invest $10,000 or more annually also receive special access to:
Leading business research
Concierge service to programming and initiatives within the school
Access to top talent and career services
Access to exclusive events throughout the year
And knowing that your brand is aligned with strengthening opportunities for students and businesses within the community.
Thank you DLC Corporate Partners
Ramin Mousavi, FEMBA '11 Chair President & CEO, CathWorks
Dr. Diana Ramos, EMBA '20 Vice Chair California Surgeon General
Ty Woolworth, FEMBA ’13 Advancement Chair VP, Business Development, Synchrony
Payam Mohadjeri, EMBA '13 Membership Chair Elect Chief Administrative Officer Providence Swedish - North Puget Sound
Edward Uy, MBA '94 Service Chair Vice President, Project Management and Data, Protection Officer, PADI
Sujata Kamdar, FEMBA ’00 Service Chair Elect Chairman, GBS Linens, Inc.
The Dean’s Leadership Circle Grant Initiative
Through the DLC Grant Initiative, DLC members hear firsthand the projects, and associated funding needs, of student organizations that create programs and resources that directly impact the Merage School student body. The Dean’s Leadership Circle meets annually to select qualifying grantees. Grant funding typically ranges from $1,000-$10,000 per organization.