Institutional Advancement Student Board

The Institutional Advancement Student Board (IASB) plays an important role in building the culture of philanthropy at the Carlson School among students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The IASB provides current students with the opportunity to gain practical leadership skills, learn and promote the importance of philanthropy at the Carlson School, design and manage comprehensive fundraising, stewardship, and informational events, shape the future of the Carlson School, and build connections with alumni and donors. Apply to be a member of the Institutional Advancement Student Board today!

Gopher Gratitude

What does the IASB do?

  • Organize and encourage student involvement in events and activities that foster a lasting awareness and appreciation of philanthropy at the Carlson School, including Gopher Gratitude, Give to the Max Day, and Farewelcome
  • Educate fellow students about how philanthropy affects their student experience at the Carlson School
  • Plan, manage, and solicit peers for gifts to the Carlson School as part of the annual Class Gift campaign
  • Assist in the development and execution of giving strategies for current and potential alumni donors
Who makes up the IASB?

The IASB reflects and represents the diversity of the Carlson School's student body and is open to Carlson School students of all years and majors.

All IASB members serve on at least one committee and are welcome to apply for one of the two leadership positions available. The Institutional Advancement Student Board is supported and overseen by a staff member from the Carlson School's Institutional Advancement Office.

Who is the ideal member?
  • Passionate about the Carlson School and committed to its success as a leader in business education
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable interacting with peers, alumni, and donors
  • Organized, with time management and project management skills
  • Has interest or experience in fundraising, philanthropy, or the nonprofit industry
What skills do IASB members gain?
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Marketing


Please contact Aleah Van Horne, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at vanho154@umn.edu with any questions or to learn more about joining. 

The application for the 2023 - 2024 school year is now open!

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