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The Dean's Society

The Dean’s Society honours a powerful global network of generous donors whose investment in the vision and leadership of Rotman has enabled the School to achieve prominence in Canada and the world. Members of the Dean’s Society are our most generous annual leadership donors and they exemplify the power of our alumni network.

Every year, more than 300 alumni and friends make a gift of $1,000 or more to the Rotman Annual Fund. Their generosity places them among an exclusive group of donors: The Dean’s Society. Together, members of the Dean’s Society form a powerful global network of leaders who support the brightest minds, cutting-edge resources and world-class support systems. Rotman is a place that brings people together to ignite change.


Donor Impact

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“I believe Rotman is shaping the future of Canada. I’m proud to support that. Rotman is on my résumé for life - why wouldn’t I want to see its impact and reputation grow?”

–Fariba Anderson, MBA ’04

We invite you to join this prestigious group of supporters by becoming a member of the Dean’s Society.

Platinum Members

In addition to the benefits noted below, Platinum Members also receive: 

  • Invitations for you and a guest to an intimate and thought-provoking annual Dean’s Dinner
  • Opportunity to win two tickets to a Rotman Signature Event Series such as the Machine Learning or Lifelong Learning conferences
  • Personalized networking support, connecting you to fellow Dean’s Society members in your community and where you do business

Gold Members

In addition to the benefits noted below, Gold Members also receive:

  • Annual Business Review Report – The Dean’s perspective on what’s trending in business

Silver Members

In addition to the benefits noted below, Silver Members also receive:

  • Invitation to attend the Student Awards Breakfast – an annual event to celebrate our best and brightest students across all programs
  • Video content

Bronze Members

  • A personal thank you letter from the Dean
  • Donor Listing – Rotman Donor Wall ($1,000 and above)
  • Advanced access and VIP registration for signature events 
  • Tickets (2) to one of our Speaker Series events: each year we host over 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential leaders
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend the exclusive Dean’s Society Cocktail Reception 
  • U of T Presidents’ Circle membership for donors $1,827 and above
  • Investor’s Report donor listings
  • Rotman In the News email

First Decade Members

  • Graduates of the last 10 years are eligible for membership in the Dean’s Society with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since their graduation
  • Receive the same benefits as our Bronze Members 

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