What to Support

The impact of your gift is felt not just at the Thunderbird Campus but globally.

Each year philanthropic support for Thunderbird creates incredible opportunities for students, faculty, research, and programs across the world. Your support can…

Provide Opportunities

Annual Fund

Annual Fund »

Through the Annual Fund, you can directly support student success, innovative programs and student-life enhancements that make Thunderbird unique. Gifts to the Annual Fund offer alumni and friends an opportunity to directly and positively impact Thunderbird students, the community and the world by providing opportunities and the resources critical to immediate and regular funding of the school or program of your choice.

Annual gifts are the foundation of philanthropy at Thunderbird. These gifts are vital funds that support a wide variety of programs that enrich a student’s education and prepare them for success in the 21st century.



Impact the World

SHARE Fellowship
Thunderbird SHARE Fellowship »

In 2007 alumnus Marshall Parke ’77 began formulating a plan to provide scholarships for students from developing countries who might otherwise not have the resources to attend Thunderbird. Parke's experience working in developing countries taught him that a degree is only half the battle. The idea was simple but compelling: to provide the same sort of support one would provide one’s own family member, but to focus that attention on exceptional students from developing countries wishing to attend Thunderbird. Since awarding its first scholarships in 2008, the SHARE Fellowship has attracted multiple donors who have provided full-tuition assistance, mentoring services and internships for dozens of fellows from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Emerging Markets Laboratory
Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory (TEM Lab) »

The TEM Lab is Thunderbird's global consulting program. Since the inception of the TEM Lab in 2010 Thunderbird has delivered tens of thousands of hours of consulting services in over 30 countries. The goals of TEM Lab are two-fold:

  • Create economic and/or social or environmental value for our client organizations

  • Create a unique experience for Thunderbird graduate students in which they can put their skills and experience to the test in a real-world, real-time, emerging-market environment.


Thunderbird for Good

Thunderbird for Good »

Thunderbird for Good started with an idea in 2004 to provide learning opportunities for Afghan businesswomen hungry for knowledge. Today, our outreach has spread to include non-traditional students from emerging markets all over the world. As our menu of on-site and on-location programs has grown, so has our list of funding partners, mentors and faculty. We are bound together by a common belief that business education improves lives and provides a path to prosperity and peace.



Enhance the Student Experience

Student Scholarships
Student Scholarships

Thunderbird has educated some of the world’s most promising global leaders, in large part because the academic experience is shaped by the vitality of an economically, culturally and experientially diverse student population. It is critically important that the school continue to attract highly qualified students, regardless of their financial resources. A gift to the Student Scholarship Fund will help those students with high leadership potential to complete their education, despite financial need.

Student Life
Student Life

Support the clubs and extracurricular activities that help make the Thunderbird experience so unique.



Enrich the Thunderbird Network

T-birds become part of a vast global network of like-minded professionals spread around the world. Whether you’re doing business in the US, in a metropolitan global hub or in an impoverished village in a third-world country, you will find local T-birds on the ground and ready to help you tackle your business and cultural challenges. You can donate to support alumni programs and strengthen specific alumni initiatives. 

Alumni Programs
Thunderbird Alumni Programs and Services

Contributions help the School continue to develop outstanding programs to further engage T-birds around the world such as global reunions, business forums, and the mentoring program.

Japan Fund
Thunderbird Japan Fund

Donations to this fund help support Thunderbird’s recruitment efforts, executive education promotion, and alumni programming in Japan.