Dozens of leading companies forge mutually beneficial relationships with the Carlson School through their philanthropy and employee engagement.     

This support from corporate partners empowers the Carlson School to shape knowledgeable and enthusiastic young professionals who are well-prepared to face the business challenges of tomorrow.

Double the impact of your employees’ generosity by establishing a matching gifts program. Many organizations match charitable contributions from their employees at rates as high as 2 to 1, or even 3 to 1. To determine whether your company offers a matching gifts program or to establish a program, contact the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Many companies’ leaders volunteer as classroom speakers or mentors. Professionals from all industries are valuable resources to students. Consider offering your unique professional insight by becoming a Carlson School volunteer.

Through an active presence on campus, companies enjoy increased exposure, enhanced interaction with students and faculty, and strengthened talent recruitment efforts.

The Carlson School works closely with businesses to build unique sponsorship and engagement strategies based on each company’s unique goals. To discuss priorities and maximize your support, contact Jennifer Callahan at or 612-626-7442.

Organizations can support a variety of programs and initiatives to cultivate talent and give back to deserving students:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Events and career development opportunities
  • Mentorship programs
  • Leadership training
  • Career coaching and job search programs
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Case competitions
  • Business camps for high school students
  • Education abroad opportunities