Your connection to Gies shapes the future of business


The lifelong connections between Gies Business and its alumni and friends are vital to achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision of being the world's most innovative business school. The Office of Advancement helps foster these connections by hosting events, facilitating alumni interactions with students and faculty, and offering guidance for those wanting to make gifts to support scholarships, innovative programs, and faculty excellence.

Keep your contact information up to date to stay connected with Gies and to be informed about upcoming alumni engagement opportunities.

Connect with our Advancement Team

We offer many ways you can support Gies College of Business, all of which offer unique benefits for our students. Whether you'd like to visit campus to work with our students, become a corporate partner, or offer a financial gift, our team is here to guide you through the process of helping Gies Business become a world leader.

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Advisory Boards

Dean's Business Council

The mission of the Dean's Business Council (DBC) is to provide advice and counsel to the Dean and other members of the College in pursuit of the College's overall goals. DBC members also serve as the ambassadors of the College to external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, alumni, corporate partners, prospective students and their parents, and the university at large.

Membership is by invitation only. View the full roster of DBC members.

With Illinois Gies College of Business Campaign Committee

Launched in October 2017, the With Illinois campaign is our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The campaign goal for Gies College of Business is $300 million. Learn more about the campaign priorities of access, innovation, and excellence and how you can support Gies Business.

Gies Business is grateful for the commitment, guidance, and generosity of its Campaign Committee members.

Anne Edwards ’88
Chris Lu ’80, ’81 MAS
Jeff Margolis ’84
Chris Perry ’77
Julie Scott ’85
Steve Shebik ’78
Michael Tokarz ’71

Gies News and Events

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Bertram helping build a bridge for the next generation

Jim Bertram joined Gies as an instructor of finance this fall after spending 32 years in investment banking, working for major firms like Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Banc of America Securities, and William Blair. He will be teaching Investment Banking (FIN 463) this fall and succeeding Rob Metzger as the director of the Investment Banking Academy in January.

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Torelli: From civil engineer to Gies department head

Carlos Torelli will apply his engineering mindset and marketing expertise to his new role as head of the Department of Business Administration at Gies. “We have a responsibility to give back in academia at a certain point in our careers. I returned to Gies because I knew they would value my skills and my background and give me the opportunity to make an impact."