Invest in the Future

An investment in the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing is an investment in the future of retail.

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing fulfills its mission through the generous support of our Corporate Advisory Board as well as our engagement with industry through our other initiatives including the Global Retailing Ideas Summit, executive education and the Retail Innovation Lab.  Through this support, the Center is able to deliver important development opportunities to the future leaders of the retailing and brand industry. 

This support comes in many ways:

  • Financial:  The Center is funded exclusively from industry and other donors which makes it a unique entity within the University of Arizona.  This support makes us particularly focused on connecting industry to our students and making certain that programming reflects the current trends and needs of the industry.  This financial support comes in multiple ways including from our registrations and sponsorships of our Global Retailing Ideas Summit, learners within our customized executive education offerings, clients of the Retail Innovation Lab and other engagements.  The core of this support comes annually through the financial investment of our Corporate Advisory Board.  These companies have demonstrated over the years their genuine support for the Centers mission and the students we serve. 
  • Time:  Many leaders, including from our Corporate Advisory Board partners, routinely provide their time and energy in supporting our students.  This comes in many forms from one-on-one mentoring, in-class presentations, online presentations and workshops and many others.  As well, many companies have hosted our students through our annual and occasional study tours, case competitions, and other similar engagements.
  • Knowledge:  In addition, many leaders take their time to share insights directly to staff and faculty in the retailing and consumer sciences faculty that help ensure that classroom instruction and Center programming reflect the most current perspectives in the industry. 

We hope that you will reach out to us and commit your knowledge, time and financial resources to the Center so that we may continue to serve the emerging leaders of this dynamic and exciting industry.

Contact Scott Hessell, Director of the TJLC, via email to learn how you can begin investing in the future.