Gift Supports International Study for More Students

February 2012

A $100,000 gift from a Miami alumnus who works in global business will enable more Farmer School students to study abroad.

"One of our top priorities is to provide every Farmer School student the opportunity to study in another country," commented Dean Roger L. Jenkins. "It prepares them for the global nature of business today and helps them develop leadership skills. Unfortunately, not all of our students have the financial resources to do so, which is why this gift is so important."

The Farmer School of Business is a leader in providing opportunities for its students to study in different countries; the school offers programs in many countries with a particular focus in Asia. Before they graduate, about 60% of Farmer School students study abroad.

A key priority is to eliminate financial barriers for students; to that end it's critical to secure private donations to bridge the gap. This donation, from an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous, meets a pressing need.

This gift is another significant achievement toward the $500 million Miami University Campaign For Love and Honor, which has raised more than $434 million in support of Miami's priority needs.