Through the generous gift from John and Caroline Ahlers, the Ahlers Center for International Business was founded in 1994 with a mission to create and design robust learning opportunities that will enhance global knowledge, skills and understanding to create a more prosperous and peaceful society for everyone.

One learning opportunity is to provide international immersion experiences for students through internships, consulting projects and study abroad programs.

Your gift to the Ahlers Center will go directly to enabling our students to gain these valuable and necessary life-changing experiences. Help prepare our students to become global business leaders through your generous gift to our international scholarship fund.

Every individual and organization that provides financial support will be recognized in the Ahlers Center for International Business’s Annual Report. In this report, you can read about the impact of the international opportunities on scholarship recipients, made possible by your generous gift.

Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated. USD is a 501(c)3 corporation.

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Please contact Director Denise Dimon, Ph.D., at (619) 260-4836 or by e-mail at if you have any questions, would like to donate, or would like to focus your gift for another activity of the Ahlers Center for International Business.

Give a gift for a scholarship, by designating your gift to the Ahlers Center for International Business.

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