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As the real estate industry is faced with continually changing market conditions, an evolving economic landscape, and new regulatory horizons, the Graaskamp Center Board of Advisors is a hub of critical information-sharing and networking. Through the generous financial support of our members, the Graaskamp Center delivers the world-class experience that is expected from the global leader in real estate research and education.
Membership to the Board of Advisors is available at three levels:
- Patron - $3,500 annual gift. One official representative to serve on the Board. Plus one additional corporate staff invited to attend select events.
- Sustaining - $6,000 annual gift. Up to two official representatives at the corporate level to serve on the Board. Plus up to two additional corporate staff invited to attend select events.
- Corporate - At the corporate ($10,000) level, your organization has the option to choose between two great benefits:
- Student Scholarship: Designate your $10,000 gift to fund an MBA student scholarship.
- Corporate Sponsorship: Receive recognition as a sponsor at one of the Graaskamp Center board conferences or events, including extensive online marketing and recognition that highlights your affiliation with the Graaskamp Center and the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- Contributions, or some portion thereof, may be tax deductible – consult your tax advisor.
Board membership is by invitation only. Please contact Irgens Executive Director Michael Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to recommend a prospective member.
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