Venture Society | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Venture Society

The Venture Society is an elite association created in 2009 to honor donors who make a significant leadership investment in Weatherhead. Creation of the Venture Society is based on the principle that when leaders pool their financial resources, they can fulfill grand ambitions and attain audacious goals. Venture funds increase our academic strengths by providing the necessary support to create new courses that provide hands-on management experience and an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to real-time management issues and to make a lasting impact on their organization and their industry. By providing recurring, unrestricted support at $1,000+, Venture Society members truly pave the way for the next generation of management leaders.

Venture Society gifts directly impact everything Weatherhead does, including:

  • Expanding Weatherhead’s global presence in emerging markets
  • Continuing to attract the best students with merit-based scholarships
  • Enhancing our innovative curriculum through research, technology, and new student and faculty initiatives
  • Increasing the base of unrestricted, operating support for our most immediate needs

Leadership at its Finest – Your Commitment to Weatherhead

By joining the Venture Society, donors become part of the future of Weatherhead. Through their tax-deductible, multi-year commitments, Venture Society members provide Weatherhead with a pool of resources to seize opportunities as they arise.

Venture Society Benefits

Venture Society members make a significant commitment to the Weatherhead School and its community. In return, Weatherhead is pleased to recognize our distinguished Venture Society members in the following ways:

Exclusive leadership communications and special invitations and registration for signature events, and access to a personal staff liaison.

  • Fellows: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Patrons: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Investors*: $1,000 – $2,499

The Dean’s Circle

The most elite group within the Weatherhead Venture Society, Dean’s Circle members receive all Venture Society benefits, plus reserved seating and early registration for signature events, inside communications from the Dean’s Office, invitation to exclusive receptions, and a personal point of contact at Weatherhead.

  • Investors: $100,000+
  • Investors: $50,000 – $99,999
  • Investors: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Benefactors: $10,000 – $24,999

Join the Society

Make your gift of $1000+ to ensure your Venture Society membership. Your financial support ensures we have the necessary tools to execute and sustain this audacious vision: To develop transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society.

Contact or 216.368.3634 for more information on the Venture Society.

* Students and young alumni qualify for the Venture Society at special levels. Call 216-368-0359 to learn more.