SpaceBird Pub Window

SpaceBird Pub Window: Let’s Leave Our Mark on the Heart of Thunderbird

Calling all SpaceBirds!

We all joined the Thunderbird Executive Master of Global Management in Space Leadership for different reasons, but one thing we all have in common is working towards a better future for our planet by ensuring that space organizations are well managed and that space technologies are well applied.

As we embark on our final frontier towards graduation, set forth in this exciting field, and explore a new realm in space, let's launch our legacy into orbit by leaving our mark on the Pub's global décor with a celestial window design commemorating our T-bird journey.

The Pub is at the heart of the student experience, and this window will be a lasting testament to the first-ever cohorts of the EMGM in Space Leadership. 

A gift towards the SpaceBirds Pub window will support student scholarships for future EMGM students. The threshold to get a window is $15,000. But let’s shoot for the moon (pun intended) for an endowed scholarship of $50,000.* 

Donate today to leave a legacy for all T-birds to enjoy at the Pub while supporting the next generation of Space leaders. Together, let's boldly go where no T-bird has gone before!

Brett Mecum ’24

*Note: Information about endowments can be found below.

To donate by check, please send the check to:

ASU Foundation (Thunderbird)

Attn: Financial Services

PO Box 2260

Tempe, AZ 85280-2260

Please make the check payable to “ASU Foundation  (Thunderbird)”; Memo: "SpaceBird Pub Window"

All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a nonprofit organization that exists to support Arizona State University (ASU).  Gifts in support of ASU are subject to foundation policies and fees.  Due to the fair market value of benefits received, only payments in excess of fair market value may be considered a charitable contribution.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions

This scholarship will be established as an annual award; however, in the event the gifts or pledges received reach $50,000 by December 31, 2029, the scholarship will be converted to an endowment to provide scholarships in perpetuity. Your gift may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.

Endowment Frequently Asked Questions

What is an endowment?

  • An endowment is a permanent gift that is invested for the long term to provide sustainable financial support for Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. The gifted funds yield investment returns based on global market conditions and provide an annual payout, which is determined by the investment committee, to support the donor’s designated use.

How your endowment works

  • An endowment is a gift of assets that is strategically converted by the ASU Foundation Endowment Fund into long-term investments to provide sustainable, long-term financial support.
  • Each year a portion of the market value from your endowment is transferred into a spending account, making it available to the university beneficiary you designate.
  • Only the earned returns on your endowment are spent; the principal remains intact, yielding benefits to the university in perpetuity.
  • Endowment donors receive personalized reports on their investments each year, describing the financial performance of their gift, how their endowment enhances the foundation’s investments and how their gift continues to make a difference at Thunderbird.

Is there a minimum gift size required to create an endowment?

  • A general endowment can be established with a minimum gift of $50,000. 

Once established, may I continue to contribute to my endowment?

  • Absolutely. You or others may continue to support your endowment through additional contributions.
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