Eller College Evening MBA Class Receives National Donor of the Month Award From Make-A-Wish

May 19, 2022


Stephen Robbins Professor of Management and Organization, Nathan Podsakoff and his “Learning about influence while making a difference” Spring 2022 Evening MBA cohort, have received Make-A-Wish’s National Donor of the Month Award for their generous donation of more than $40,000—making it the most any Tucson cohort in the history of the class has donated.

The focus of this course is to help students understand what makes influence attempts successful or unsuccessful and as a final project the course tasked student teams to ethically raise donations effectively for Make-A-Wish Arizona.

The donations did not stop at the $40,000 mark. Podsakoff had promised that he would match the donations of the team that raised the most—adding $3,500 to the donation.

The project had such a positive influence, that an anonymous couple donated another $2,000 on behalf of the class—bringing the total to $45,554.

These donations will go towards fulfilling wishes for children with life-threatening diseases in Southern Arizona.