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.



Alumni Engagement


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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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Four Gies faculty win $1.6 million research award from NIH

Four faculty members in the Gies Department of Finance have been awarded more than $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to support their project “The Long-Run Impacts of Natural Disasters on Mortality and Disease Burden Among US Elderly and Disabled Adults.”

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Graebner named Fellow of Strategic Management Society

Gies Professor Melissa Graebner has been selected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society – a distinction recognizing and honoring members of the Strategic Management Society who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.