Industry Partners

Industry Partnerships

A major component of The Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) Program is exposure to and interaction with working professionals from a variety of industries and sectors. Our industry partners help to guide students' leadership development in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Hosting Leader Shadow experiences
  • Serving as guest speakers in class
  • Facilitating student participation in corporate leadership development programs
  • Participating in formal and informal networking opportunities
  • Reviewing E-Lead applicant applications
  • Serving on the E-Lead Industrial Advisory Board

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Program Donors

E-Lead is entirely gift funded and to date, more than 150 unique individuals and foundations have donated to the program, with gifts ranging in size from $5 to $5.75 million. Perhaps what is most remarkable is that 33% of program alumni have contributed gifts of varying sizes at least once since graduation. We are grateful to our donors for gifts of all sizes. Special thanks goes to our visionary donors that established and sustained the program through major gifts of more than $1 million dollars:

  • The Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation
  • The Swoboda Family Foundation
  • The Fotsch Family Foundation

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