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Why Give?

Support for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) plays a critical role in our progress and continuing success. Regardless of the size, donor gifts enrich student learning, enhance faculty research, and increase HTM's competitive edge to attract the best students and faculty.

People contribute financially to HTM for a variety of reasons and every gift is important.

Please consider supporting one or more of our funding priorities:

  • Unrestricted Support: Examples of how unrestricted support might be utilized include technology upgrades for classrooms and research purposes, enhancements to departmental displays, recruitment activities and other important events and projects in the department.
  • Executive in the Classroom Series. Started in 1993, this popular speaker series provides a forum for industry leaders to discuss trends, career paths and strategies for success with students preparing for hospitality-related careers. Through exposure to these executive speakers, students are encouraged to think more broadly about their careers. Speaker presentations often inspire students to think beyond what they thought they could accomplish. Contributions will provide support to sustain this distinctive series. 
  • Master Sommeliers Intensive.  The opportunity to participate in this 2-day intensive course is invaluable to students - particularly those in food and beverage. Upon completion of this  internationally recognized and highly sought after course, students may achieve Level 1 Certification. Contributions provide support to sustain this unique opportunity.   
  • Undergraduate Student Support: Scholarships (including scholarships for study abroad); research stipends; development of summer internships and study abroad opportunities
  • Faculty Support: Research funding and support; named professorships for HTM's three research centers
  • Graduate Student Support: Summer research internships; research funding and support; fellowships
  • Alumni Relations: The School of Hospitality and Management strives to maintain contact with HTM alumni and friends and to establish supporting relationships with them. Contributions provide support for alumni relations.