develop a life-saving treatment for strokes? How would you like
to preserve knowledge of the classics? Or expand the boundaries
of computing? You donít have to be a scientist or researcher.
You donít have to spend years in the laboratory or classroom.
You can do all these things and more with an endowed gift to
a leading international biotechnology company, helped the search
for a cure for multiple sclerosis when it established the Irvin
and Rosemary Smith Chair in Neurology in the School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences. The chair honors a former Biogen executive
and his wife while it enables Lawrence Jacobs, M.D., a UB professor
of neurology and an internationally recognized authority on
the treatment of multiple sclerosis, to continue his groundbreaking
gift and many others like it have played a key role as UB rises
into the top ranks of research universities. More than any other
gift, an endowed gift to UB is a gift that keeps giving forever.
An endowed gift keeps alive the memory of those to whom it is
dedicated. Most important, endowed funds assure that support
for the university, and for its students and faculty, will continue
as exciting, the opportunities for endowed giving are many.
If endowed chairs assure that leading faculty will have the
freedom to teach and perform important research, endowed undergraduate
and graduate scholarships and fellowships offer many UB students
a unique opportunity for study, research and discovery.
1995, the Cecil J. and Violet W. Newton Scholarship Fund was
established to provide scholarships for pharmacy students. Created
through gifts of appreciated securities, the fund honors the
donors, especially Cecil, a UB pharmacy graduate and a pharmacist
throughout his career. Since her husbandís death, Violet Newton
has continued to give generously to the fund. With her gifts
now totaling $2.1 million, she is already helping many young
pharmacy students realize their dreams of a UB education while
perpetuating the memory of her husband.
of all, endowed gifts can be made in many ways, including outright
gifts, bequests, gifts of appreciated assets, and through planned
giving. With planning and creativity, even modest gifts can
become lasting legacies that will benefit UB, honor cherished
memories and people, and become a permanent part of the universityís