Student Philanthropy

Join the Institutional Advancement Student Board 

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 the opportunity to gain practical board experience, learn and promote the importance of philanthropy at the Carlson School, design and manage a comprehensive fundraising campaign, shape the future of the Carlson School, and build connections with fellow alumni and donors.

What does the IASB do?

  • Educate fellow students throughout the year about how philanthropy affects their student experience and what philanthropy makes possible at the Carlson School
  • Organize and encourage student involvement in programs that foster a lasting awareness and appreciation of philanthropy at the Carlson School, including Gopher Gratitude, Give to the Max Day, and Farewelcome 
  • Plan, manage, and solicit peers for gifts to the Carlson School as part of the annual Class Gift Campaign
  • Network with donors and alumni at special events and deepen alumni connections with the Carlson School 
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to develop additional programs to promote a culture of philanthropy among students and new alumni
  • Work in conjunction with the B Board Senior Class Representative and Senior Week Committee to integrate the work of the IASB into Senior Week activities
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Who makes up the IASB?

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.  This board is overseen by two co-chairs and staffed by a liaison from the Office of Institutional Advancement. 

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 
  • Willing to commit 1 - 2 hours per month to Institutional Advancement Student Board work
  • Able to attend 3 meetings during the academic year as well as select Carlson School events

What skills do IASB members gain?

  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Board 
  • Experience
  • Marketing


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

The application for the 2022 - 2023 school year is now closed.