UT Family Business Center

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We’re proud of the national recognition the UT Family Business Center has received and even more proud of our growing membership base of nearly 200 members! We remain the only resource in the region focused on the unique dynamics and issues of family businesses.

This is why, in these critical times for businesses, the center is conducting its 25th Anniversary Campaign. The UT Family Business Center is dedicated to creating jobs, powering innovation and growth, and fostering relationships between business leaders while maintaining an effective learning environment.

We ask you to consider a gift to the center. Your support will positively impact regional family businesses by allowing us to:

  • Build a stronger, more informed business community.
  • Provide future generations of families in business the additional resources needed for successful business transition, and helping to ensure stability and growth in the regional economy.
  • Enhance and expand the successful affinity group program, providing excellence in team-building and leadership development through peer relationships and critical connections.
  • Ensure value-driven membership benefits through enhanced workshops, seminars and retreats for deeper, more focused family business education.
  • Generate innovative content and format delivery via the latest technology.
  • Develop distinctive curricula that attract world-class experts to the region, enhancing the reputation of the UT College of Business and Innovation.
  • Remain fiscally responsible and financially independent of state funds.  

We appreciate your consideration to support our Family Business Forever Campaign. Your gift will mean stronger resources for future generations who find shared leadership with the UT Family Business Center.

Funding priorities:

UT Center for Family Business (1300422) 

UT Center for Family Business Faculty/Student Internship (2401526)

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Donor list

Morgan Bayer photoMorgan Bayer
Dennis R. Isabell II
Joe Shrader
Rhys J Petee
City Apparel
Judy McFarland
Toledo Precision Machining
Kurstyn Loeffler
Angie Jones
Sydney E. Spraw
Brett Loney
Ed Simon
Fred Dannhauser
Ford Tobey Cauffiel
Andy Fox
Emily Parseghian
Jeffrey Williams
Katrina Iott
Anthony Zimmerman
Joel Gorski
Jessica Hirzel
Todd Hendricks Jr
Victoria Valle
Robert Bleile
James D Smith

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