Thunderbird Alumni Fund for the Pub

Donate Today and Leave Your Mark on the Heart of Thunderbird

Be a part of history, and make the Pub part of your ongoing Thunderbird story! With your donation, you can leave a personal legacy, honor someone who inspired you, or memorialize a meaningful memory where all T-Birds can see it. Rally your classmates, alumni chapter, or club together and make an even bigger statement on the central destination for T-birds everywhere. 

Take a trip through this virtual reality tour of the  Thunderbird Pub!


Add to the Pub’s global décor with a window design. A great option for Chapter or Class gift!!

$5,000- $10,000 

With a gift of $5,000-$10,000, host your T-bird family at your very own named table (size varies based on donation). A great option for Chapter or Class gift!!


"Take a seat" at the Pub with your very own chair with a gift of $2,500 (or monthly installment of $250 over ten months).


 With a gift of $1,800 (or monthly installment of $150 over a year), you will be a "Top Shelf Donor" and your name will adorn the top shelf at the bar. 


With a gift of $1,200 (or monthly installment of $100 over a year), your name will help create an artistic display at the bar at the center of all of the activity.



With a gift of $600 (or monthly installment of $50 over a year), your name will help recreate the iconic image of the Thunderbird Tower and WWII biplanes on a featured mural. 



We would welcome the chance to discuss custom recognition opportunities with you. Please contact Griffin Gosnell '18 at or +1(602)496-7054.

*Individual gifts cannot also count as gifts towards class, chapter, and other group gifts.*

**Renderings are intended as merely illustrations of the concepts depicted herein. All construction details, interior features, etc. are subject to change.**


A Place for EVERY Thunderbird to Call Home!

“The Thunderbird Pub of the new Global Headquarters will create an exciting fusion of student life and Thunderbird tradition all in the epicenter of the vibrant community in downtown Phoenix.”— Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Thunderbird's Director General & Dean


"I think one of the reasons why T-bird is so tight knit is because there is a social aspect to the school. The Pub is at the epicenter of that. At the center of that whole social bond the students have the Pub, it really does create lifelong bonds, and you keep in touch with these folks for a lifetime."— Mark Smucker '96


"The Pub is a meeting place that allows you to think about things other than school. You may be talking about a class in the Pub, but my recollection was talking about global issues - challenges outside of school; enjoying that over a drink allows for a more vibrant conversation. It's a matter of students coming together and creating that experience; it was a moment in time to get to know other students and talk about things that were important to us that were outside of the classroom." — Jennifer Fondrevay '91


The Story of the Pub through Time 

1971    T-Birds had always gathered in some form of makeshift pub from the beginning of the School’s history, and in 1971 the Pub officially opened in one of the original hangars on the Glendale campus – despite the protests of the administration and the Board of Trustees. Soon, the Pub became essential to the fabric of Thunderbird and Thursday Pub Nights became ground-zero for the Thunderbird Mystique.  Through the years Alumni would make the pilgrimage, embracing the “dark and dingy” feel while shooting pool, playing foos-ball and dancing to international music.  




2011   As part of the student-led Tower Restoration Project, the Pub relocated to the historic Thunderbird Tower, thanks to the generous contributions of alumni worldwide. Students, alumni, and community members could hang out in the relaxed atmosphere of the original Pub, this time in the Tower, a symbolic location of Thunderbird’s origins as an airfield. 



2018   When Thunderbird relocated to the interim campus at the Arizona Center, students created their own version of the pub experience – the traveling Pub Night. 


"Pub Night is about creating bonds that will last long past graduation. Thursday night has an electricity to it. You get pumped to be with your Thunderbirds, and for a couple of hours let the worries of projects, resumes and meetings melt away." — Andrew Dzielinski '20 


2021   The Pub will be a permanent fixture on the rooftop of the new Global Headquarters.  Just 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, even passing alumni with the tightest connections can drop by for a drink or bite with students and faculty. Thunderbird’s reputation for all things global along with the convenient downtown location and fantastic views will make The Pub a top gathering spot for professionals and friends interested in great conversation and an international vibe.  

With your support, T-Birds from all generations will continue to have a place to connect, socialize, make new memories...  a place to experience the Thunderbird Mystique and a place to call home.

For more information or questions, please contact Griffin Gosnell '18 (602-496-7054) or Yagana Hafed '19 (602-496-7168) at

To donate by check, please send the check to:

ASUF - Thunderbird

Attn: Financial Services

PO Box 2260

Tempe, AZ 85280-2260

Memo: The Alumni Fund for the Pub

Please make the check payable to “ASU Foundation – Thunderbird”


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