Priorities | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University


Investments in Weatherhead help support our growth and development in a variety of key areas.

Corporate Partnerships

Weatherhead enjoys many collaborative relationships with corporations and individuals in the greater community. These strategic partners make significant investments in the future of our school and the business profession by supporting the transformational programming, ideas and experiences that make our students innovative leaders and talented future employees.

Learn more about the many unique corporate partnership opportunities to sponsor named events, faculty research and achievements, centers of learning, and scholarship.

Student Development

Providing optimum educational opportunities is essential to an outstanding experience at Weatherhead. Last academic year, Weatherhead awarded 235 students with merit-based scholarship awards, helping to attract and retain the best and brightest business students. In addition, Weatherhead’s Career Management Office aided students in securing employment by conducting 915 student appointments, reviewing 275 resumes and cover letters, and posting 779 open jobs and internships.

Scholarship funding enables us to attract the best and brightest students to the school. Join leaders like Chuck Fowler, MGT '90, Larry Goldrick, MBA '76, and Diane McDaniel, EMBA '87, AMP '89, and establish a named scholarship.

Community Investment

The Weatherhead community extends far beyond its University Circle neighborhood, reaching across the Cleveland area and into metropolitan areas around the world. Networking opportunities and city treks for undergraduate and graduate students abound. Speaker series highlight prominent Cleveland business leaders, including many Weatherhead alumni, and offer attendees insight into their successes and challenges. Social events facilitate connections between students, faculty and alumni, strengthening our community even more. View our complete Weatherhead event calendar for ways to get involved.

Program Expansion

As new initiatives and needs in the broader business world develop, Weatherhead is developing programs to best prepare the next generation of leaders to meet these needs, including an MSM in Business Analytics degree and integrated degree programs that reduce the time and tuition expense for students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree. In affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic, Weatherhead developed the Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead Executive MBA Program, a new brief-residency program for experienced healthcare professionals.

Support Programming

A common use of directed funds, whether endowment funds or outright gifts, is to support cutting-edge academic research and programs. This integral support strengthens our core mission and provides the school flexibility to make dramatic redesigns to curriculum.

Organizations also partner with Weatherhead by sponsoring their employees' academic pursuits, and through affiliate partnerships and custom learning solutions with Executive Education, organizations advance the leadership capacities, efficiency, emotional intelligence and overall performance of their employees.

Capital Contributions

Weatherhead is comprised of two learning centers, the landmark Peter B. Lewis Building and the George S. Dively Building. We continuously maintain and upgrade our buildings to assure they remain high-quality, world-class facilities. Generous support from hundreds of donors helps us make the capital improvements to the spaces in which we teach, learn and work. Previous capital improvement donations have ranged from $5,000—to design and create a computer/printing lab—to $300,000—to update technology in the Peter B. Lewis Building.