School of Business – Building the future
A warm thank you to our donors!
The School of Business has a long tradition 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 School of Business and supporting the future generations of business students. Our heartfelt thank you 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 for the 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 the Major Donors’ Wall.
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 provided with instructions).
Add your own named 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.
Please note! If you wish to be recognized in the Donors' Wall, we recommend you to act fast, as only a limited number of named pieces can be included in the Wall. Please also note that the sum required for this recognition will increase to 500 euros per individual in the beginning of 2024.
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.
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
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
This 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.
Read the Review for donors 2023
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Timo Korkeamäki, Dean of Aalto University School of Business
Dear donor, a warm thank you for your support! Strong commitment of our donors creates a valuable base for our work.