The Dean's Circle

The Dean’s Circle recognises the contributions of Melbourne Business School’s supporters who have donated more than $1200 in any calendar year.
Through giving their resources and time, Dean’s Circle members affect powerful and immediate change and inspire others to do the same.

You can make your donation as a one-off gift or through instalments as arranged with our Advancement Office. Your Dean’s Circle membership starts the moment you give $1200 or more and will continue for one year, at which time we ask that you renew your gift.

Below are the tiered levels of membership within the Dean’s Circle for both donations and volunteer efforts.

Lifetime Patron: $100,000+

Lifetime Ambassador: $100,000+
Permanent recognition on donor wall, project-based event with the Dean and other supporters, Stewardship Report, invitation to special events, Dean’s recognition lunch, acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Leader: $25,000+
Project-based event with the Dean and other supporters, Stewardship Report, invitation to special events, Dean’s recognition lunch, acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Benefactor: $10,000–$24,999
Stewardship Report, invitation to special events, Dean’s recognition lunch, acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Steward: $5000–$9999
Invitation to special events, Dean’s recognition lunch, acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Partner: $2500–$4999
Acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Member: $1200–$2499
Acknowledgement from the Dean and an invitation to the annual cocktail reception.

Ambassador:
Fundraising volunteers, facilitating Dean’s Circle donations in a calendar year

To join the Dean’s Circle, you can make an online donation or contact the Advancement Office on +61 3 9349 8113 or advancement@mbs.edu to discuss your giving options.

You can view the current list of Dean’s Circle donors in the most recent Donor Report. 

"In 1968, I was the first of my family to go to university, and may well not have been able to do so but for a scholarship. My wife was in a very similar position. A scholarship also made a big difference to us in 1976, when we had a young family and I faced the full-time year of my MBA.

In the 48 years since we started together at the University of Melbourne, we have benefited enormously from the assistance we received, the education we enjoyed (including from MBS) and our other involvement with the University, right up to the present.

We have also seen our children benefit from their education, including from the University of Melbourne. In a sense, our good fortune in getting assistance in 1968 flowed through to them. Life might have been quite different for us and our children, so we try to support MBS, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the University itself, hoping it might make a difference for others." - Kevin Stevenson (MBA 1976), Dean’s Circle Donor, Professional Fellow, Department of Accounting, University of Melbourne, and Anne-Marie Stevenson