Membership & Benefits


Membership is open to those involved in family business enterprises in which the majority ownership of the company is controlled by the family. Participating family members need not be employees of their business.

The membership fee covers participation in five Family Business programs for several members of the firm. A complimentary membership is available to current Tulane students of family-owned business and their family.


In addition to providing access to nationally recognized family business experts, members of the FBC receive the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities with other Center members who have experienced the unique challenges of the family-owned business.
  • Access to information gathered by the FBC, including family business bibliographies, updates on the latest research and articles on family business, and a variety of additional notifications throughout the year on topics of interest to those involved in family business.
  • Access to all of Tulane University's libraries and the family business collection housed in the business school library.
  • Access to the Peter W. Callais Family Business Center video library.
  • Subscription to the Lepage Center e-newsletter.
  • Direct access to the FBC staff for discussion and referral on specific issues.

For more information about joining, email Ms. Rosalind G. Butler Assistant Director of the Family Business Center or call (504) 862-8482.

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Upcoming Family Business Forums

One of the main activities of the Family Business Center is hosting Family Business Forums, which are held up to five times a year. These events feature a speaker who will address the unique challenges of family-owned businesses and provide the opportunity to network with other members.

speaker presenting at a past Tulane Family Business Forum

Programming for upcoming Family Business Forums will be announced at a later date. Please check back here for further updates.