Alumni donations are integral to an educational institution. Last year, Fortune brought context to its importance by ranking graduate business schools according to the percentage of alumni making annual donations, and in doing so, drew conclusions about the strength of a school’s alumni network. The Dean from the top ranking school, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, called a school’s annual alumni giving rate “a long-term satisfaction index.”
Tuck took the top spot reporting a 67% giving rate from their near 9,000 alums. Next, Yale’s School of Management at 46%. The average for top business schools: 20%. Unfortunately, Bainbridge Graduate Institute was not listed since the report did not include all business schools.
Despite not being included on the list, we’re still proud to announce that 56% of Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s alumni made donations to support BGI school last year. This would rank BGI second in the nation for alumni giving according to Fortune.
And that number is on the rise. That’s because 100% of BGI’s Class of 2012 donated to BGI as part of their class gift. Thanks to our graduating class, our strong network of alumni donors, and our incredible community of BGI supporters, we are happy to report that our alumni support is stronger than ever.
As a small token of appreciation for our recent Sustainable MBA graduates, we put together a short video commemorating their accomplishment and the momentous recognition of BGI’s 500th graduate:
Congratulation again to our entire network of supporters: students, alumni, staff, faculty, family and friends. Your support enables the next generation of Sustainable Business Leaders to Change Business for Good.