The Power to Make a Difference

Your support for the Merage School is more critical than ever and gives us the ability to continue to deliver educational excellence valuing diversity, collaboration, inclusivity and respect. Every gift helps us provide scholarships to attract the best and brightest students, retain the most innovative faculty that produce cutting-edge research, and enhance classroom technology.


Every Gift Matters

Many gifts made to the Merage School are under $1,000. These smaller gifts add up significantly allowing our school to invest in financial aid, academics, research, and other programs.

Why Give to the Merage School?


Each donor boosts our rankings, which in turn raises the value of your degree from the Merage School.

  • #1 in the world for percentage of female faculty (Financial Times, 2021)
  • #8 Full-Time MBA Among Public Institutions (Financial Times, 2021)
  • #32 Undergraduate Business Program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • #26 Part-time MBA in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
Reaching Our Goals All gifts to the Merage School combine to make a vital difference across our campus and enable us to reach our goals to:
  • Deliver research and teaching excellence
  • Leverage Orange County and its global reach
  • Be operationally innovative and effective
  • Value a culture of inclusivity
Return on Your Investment Donations help the Merage School gain prestige, which means your degree will help you to stand out from your peers. This is evident in the success of our graduates. Currently 91% of our Full-Time MBA students are employed within 90 days of graduation!
Diversity Your donations help fuel diversity, ensuring that we can continue to welcome those who not only come from different backgrounds, but also represent a diversity of thought. This includes being a proud member of the yellow ribbon program, and providing scholarship assistance to Veterans of the US Armed Forces.
Community Our community matters to us which is why we are dedicated to educating the brightest minds in our own backyard. Funds from private support help us guarantee at least a $10,000 fellowship to every California resident accepted into the Full-Time MBA program.