School of Business

Donor recognition

The School of Business offers their supporters different ways of being recognized in the new main building of the School in Otaniemi. Among them are a piece on the Donors’ Wall, a named seat and a piece on Major Donors’ Wall. In addition, donors who support the School with donations during the School's anniversary year 2021, will be recognized in a special way, read more below.
Kauppakorkeakoulun lahjoittajaseinä
Donors' Wall at the School of Business. Photo: Roope Kiviranta

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A warm thank you to our donors!

The School of Business has long traditions of receiving donations: already the main building at Runeberginkatu, which was built in 1950, was largely funded through donations. This tradition now lives on in Otaniemi as well. We want to express our warmest thanks to our donors for supporting the School of Business: you are part of enabling the future success of the 110-year-old School of Business and supporting the future business student generations. Our heartfelt thanks for your support!

Donor recognition in the School of Business

All donors regardless of the value of the donation are recognized on the list of donors on Aalto University website, if they have given permission to publicity. 

All supporters of the School of Business have the opportunity of being recognized in the new main building through a piece on the Donors’ Wall, with a named seat or a piece on Major Donors’ Wall. In addition, donors who support the School with donation of 850 euros and more during the anniversary year of 2021, will also be recognized in a special way. Read more below.

The online donations are monitored on a weekly basis. All donors who have made donations that are eligible for the forms of recognition described below will be contacted (and e.g. provided instructions for reserving a piece on the Donors' Wall).

Kauppis 110 donor appreciation event

Aalto Töölö juhlasali
Photo: Mikko Raskinen

All individuals who have donated a minimum of 850 euros to the School of Business during its anniversary year of 2021, will be invited to a donor appreciation event, which will be held on Saturday April 2, 2022, in the former main building of the School of Business in Töölö. Please note that due to the current corona situation, we had to postpone our event to this later date instead of the one previously announced (January 15, 2022). In the event, we will celebrate the 110-year-old School of Business - its history and its future - together with the donors. You can make the donation here. If you wish, you can pay the sum in instalments during 2021. 

Donors' Wall

Kuvassa Kauppakorkeakoulun seinäteos: helmitaulu, johon on sijoitettu kauppatieteisiin lahjoittaneiden nimikoituja, valkoisia helmiä.
Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

Add your own piece to the Wall! All donors of the School of Business have the possibility of being recognized in the Donors' Wall called Abacus, which is located in the lobby of the School's main building. The recognition possibility is available for single donations of 250 euros or more made by an individual

Also single donations made by a group consisting of individuals can be recognized in the Donors' Wall: 2500 €/group if the group consists of 10 or more individuals; 250 €/person if the group consists of under 10 individuals. 

The name of the donor or the group is engraved in a discreet way on a piece that is then included in the Donors’ Wall. If you choose not to have your name engraved on the piece, it can be identified by its serial number. There can only be one piece per donor and only one name per piece. There are a limited number of pieces available, and they are allocated in the order of reservations.

NB! Recognition in the form of pieces in the Donors’ Wall can be offered as long as the pieces are available.

Named seats

Lähikuva Kauppakorkeakoulun nimikkotuoleista, jotka on tarkoitettu kauppatieteisiin lahjoittaneiden huomiointiin.
Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

All donors (individuals) who have donated a total of 1000 euros and more to the School of Business since the foundation of Aalto University have the opportunity of being recognized with a named seat in the main building of the School.

The highly popular named seats situated in the new main building's lecture halls are now all booked.

Named Domus chairs

Domus-nimikkotuoli
Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

All donors (individuals) who have donated a total of 1000 euros or more to the School of Business can now be recognized with a named Domus chair. These precious chairs were refurbished and brought to the new main building from Töölö, where they were used for instance in the nostalgic Rafla. The chairs are now situated in the new building’s Learning Hub, where they serve new generations of business students

The chairs are identified with a brass plate, with an individual’s name on it. The chairs are reserved in the order of the booking and there can only be one named Domus chair per person. All the donations made by an individual are added together, so that if a donor has, for instance, donated 850 euros before, a new donation worth of 150 euros entitles him or her to a named chair. There are only a limited number of named Domus chairs, so do act fast!

Major Donors' Wall

Kuvassa seinäteos, jossa on huomioitu kauppatieteisiin lahjoittaneet suurlahjoittajat nimikoiduilla valkoisilla palasilla
Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

This way of recognition is offered to every individual, organization, association and foundation that has donated or will donate, since the foundation of Aalto University, a total of 10 000 euros or more to business studies at Aalto University. The donors are recognized in three categories: 

  • donations of 10 000 euros or more
  • donations of 100 000 euros or more
  • donations of 1 000 000 euros or more.

In donations of 10 000 euros and more to the School of Business, please contact our Head of External Relations Jonna Söderholm ([email protected]) or our Donor Engagement Manager Helena Salminen ([email protected]). A deed of donation will be always drafted for donations of 10 000 euros or more. 

Aalto Töölö building

Kauppakorkeakoulun päärakennuksen lahjoittajateos Töölössä.
The Donors' Wall of Aalto Töölö building. Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

The tradition of donating lives on also in the former main building of the School of Business (nowadays Aalto Töölö). We want to express our warmest thanks to all our donors, who have supported the School of Business all these years!

Read the Review for donors 2021

Review for Donors 2021

Read more about the principles of fundraising, donor communications and the usage and management of donated funds here

Make a donation

Make a donation

Dear donor, a warm thank you for your support! Strong commitment of our donors creates a valuable base for our work.

Timo Korkeamäki, Dean of Aalto University School of Business

Read donor stories and news about donations

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Cooperation Published:

Donor Pentti Ahnger: A strong foundation for working life from The School of Business

I became interested in student mentoring, while I was still at work, and got to know many nice and smart kylteri (business student).
Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu / Kuva Roope Kiviranta
University Published:

Foundation for Economic Education donates 850 000 euros to Aalto University’s business studies

'The importance of donations is emphasized as we increase the intake of students in our school.'
Kiitosjuhla lahjoittajille, #kauppis110. Kuva: Heli Sorjonen
University Published:

Many thanks to supporters of the School of Business

Donations help build a strong future for the School of Business
Kirsti Tamminen
Cooperation Published:

School of Business donor stories: Kirsti Tamminen

I am interested in current phenomena, and I want to learn new things. It’s also fun to meet other alumni.

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Jonna Söderholm

Jonna Söderholm

Head of External Relations, School of Business
Helena Salminen

Helena Salminen

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