The Dingman Center for
Entrepreneurship has been at the forefront of entrepreneurship
education and practice for over 25 years. Primary activities include
helping students build their ventures, creating experiential
learning opportunities and providing entrepreneurs with access to
capital. Gifts to the Dingman Center provide financial support for
programming, seed funding and events including Pitch Dingman and
Cupid’s Cup business competitions and student scholarships for our
annual global studies trip to China.
You can contribute to the Dingman Center by making an online gift.
About the Dingman Center Inner Circle
Since its founding in 1986, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has relied
on corporate and individual gifts to support its various programs, services, and
events. Known as the Inner Circle, the development campaign solicits annual fund
contributions, program underwriting, and event sponsorship. The Inner Circle brings
together successful alumni, entrepreneurs and business leaders who help to navigate
the future of the Dingman Center, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and entrepreneurship
in our region. All funds raised through the Inner Circle provide direct support
for programs, services and student scholarships.
FY '12 & FY '13 Inner Circle Gifts & Pledges
Each year, donor’s annual contributions, program underwriting, event
sponsorships and multi-year pledges are recognized by the following club names
and corresponding gift levels. The list below represents gifts received from
July 1, 2011 to present day.
Founder’s Club [$25,000 or more]
Honoring Rudolph P. Lamone, the Founder of the Dingman Center
Chairman’s Club [$10,000 to $24,999]
Recognizing Mark Walsh, Chairman of the Board of Advisors
Director’s Club [$5,000 to $9,999]
Recognizing Elana Fine, Managing Director of the Dingman
1986 Club [$2,012 to $4,999]
Celebrating the year that the Dingman Center was founded
Alumni Club [$1,000 to $2,011]
Acknowledging the success of past MBA Dingman Scholars
Inner Circle Benefits
1986 Club & Above
To discuss specific gift opportunities to the Dingman Center, please contact
Elana Fine, Managing Director at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-2170.