School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

50th Annivesary Golden Gala Celebration May 29, 2020

Anniversary

Honoring Our Past | Celebrating Our Present | Creating Our Future

The 2019-20 academic year marks the golden anniversary of the School of Business Administration at Oakland University.

A full year of events celebrating the School’s first five decades of achievements will culminate in a gala celebration Friday, May 29, 2020, followed by a brunch on Saturday, May 30, 2020, where Oakland University business alumni and friends are invited to join Business School Dean Michael A. Mazzeo, Ph.D., and University leaders to honor the school’s rich history and celebrate its vibrant future.

Save the Date

50th Golden Gala Celebration
Presented by the Elliott Foundation
Friday, May 29, 2020
Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, Michigan
Seated Dinner with Keynote
Afterglow with music and dancing
6 p.m. VIP Reception
7 p.m. Gala Dinner and Program

Tickets
Gala $150 per person; $225 per couple
VIP Reception $75 per person (must be purchased with gala ticket)

Golden Celebration Brunch
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
Guided campus tours available
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Tickets
$15 per person

Sponsorship opportunities available.

RSVP
Please visit our secure online registration system to make your payment and reserve your spot.

Fifty Formative Years

The Oakland University School of Business has evolved from a small liberal arts business program in the College of Arts and Sciences to a Department of Economics and Business Administration to an AACSB-accredited business school offering undergraduate and graduate business degrees. Over the last five decades, OU’s business school has experienced tremendous growth in its reputation in the business and research community, thanks to the work of its expert faculty members and the success of its graduates in the work world.

1969
The Department of Economics and Business Administration at Oakland University transforms into the School of Economics and Management, offering a BS in Management, offering courses and majors in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources management and management information systems.

1971
First master’s program in business called the Master of Science in Management begins.

1980
Master of Science in Management evolves into the MBA.

1986
Board of Trustees approves School of Business Administration as new name.

1988
Earns prestigious accreditation of its undergraduate business and MBA programs from AACSB-International.

1999
First Executive MBA cohort starts classes

2000
Moves into Elliott Hall, which is named for Nancy and R. Hugh Elliott.

2007
ACHIEVE and Business Scholars programs for undergraduate business students launches.

2010
Stinson Student Advancement Center, which provides a one-stop area offering student services, meeting and lounging areas, opens.

2011
The Tim and Marsha Healy Café opens, serving Elliott Hall visitors a selection of fresh food items and Starbucks products.

2011
Ideas 2 Business program begins. 

2015
$2-million Student Managed Investment Fund, powered by The Kresge Foundation, in new Data Analytics and Trading Floor Lab welcomes first students.

2019
First Business Honors cohort enrolls.

Homes of the Business School
Since its inception, the School was housed in North Foundation Hall. Later it moved to the first two floors of West Vandenberg Hall. The School then relocated to Varner Hall before moving to its current home in Elliott Hall.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us! Opportunities include event sponsorship, table and ticket purchases. The evening will include a VIP sponsor reception, an engaging keynote speaker, seated dinner and afterglow with music and dancing. No matter what level of involvement you choose, we thank you for your support. It will help us to create a future that empowers business students to reach their full potential.

Contact
Kristen Cometto, Director of Philanthropy, kcometto@oakland.edu, (248) 370-2121 or Tara Bleck, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, tbeatty@oakland.edu, (248) 370-6119.

Presenting Sponsor - $25,000 - Exclusive

Fair Market Value (FMV) - $9,240

  • 5 gala tables
  • 16 VIP reception tickets
  • 2 gala tickets at head table
  • 16 brunch tickets
  • Opportunity for CEO to speak at event
  • Logo on event banner
  • Recognition on invitation, web page and social media
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor on OU marquee (corner of Adams and Walton)
  • Recognition in event program and business school’s alumni publication
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Platinum Sponsor - $15,000

FMV - $6,900

  • 4 gala tables
  • 10 VIP reception tickets
  • 10 brunch tickets
  • Logo on event banner
  • Recognition on invitation, web page and social media
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Gold Sponsor - $10,000

FMV - $5,220

  • 3 gala tables
  • 8 VIP reception tickets
  • 8 brunch tickets
  • Logo on event banner
  • Recognition on invitation, web page and social media
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Silver Sponsor - $7,500

FMV - $3,540

  • 2 gala tables
  • 6 VIP reception tickets
  • 6 brunch tickets
  • Logo on event banner
  • Recognition on invitation, web page and social media
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Gala Reception Sponsor - $6,000

FMV - $2,310

  • 1 gala table
  • 10 VIP reception tickets
  • 4 brunch tickets
  • Logo on beverage napkins at gala
  • Logo on reception signage and event banner
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Brunch Sponsor - $6,000

FM - $1,950
Brunch is Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center

  • 1 gala table
  • 4 VIP reception tickets
  • 1 brunch table
  • Logo on beverage napkins at brunch
  • Logo on brunch signage
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Bronze Sponsor - $5,000

FMV - $1,860

  • 1 gala table
  • 4 VIP reception tickets
  • 4 brunch tickets
  • Logo on event banner
  • Recognition on invitation, web page and social media
  • Recognition in event program
  • Inclusion in media promotions
Student Volunteer Sponsor - $3,000

Supporting table of 10 volunteer guests, including students and faculty
FMV - $1,980

  • 2 tickets to gala
  • 2 VIP reception tickets
  • 2 brunch tickets
  • Recognition in event program
Benefactor Table - $2,000

FMV- $500
All tables seat 10 guests comfortably. An Oakland University representative will contact you directly for more information about your table guest list.

Individual Tickets

Gala $150 per person
Gala $225 per couple
VIP Reception Ticket $75 (purchased in conjunction with a gala ticket)
Brunch $15 per person

Sponsorship Details

Secure your sponsorship
Please visit our secure online payment system to finalize your sponsorship.

Deadline: To receive full sponsor benefits, all commitments and digital files must be received by Monday, April 13, 2020.

Logo Submission: Logos will be included on print material, event website and onsite material based on sponsorship level. Digital logo files are due by Monday, April 13, 2020 and must be vector file format (EPS or AI).