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Gratitude from alumna leads to accounting gift

Future undergraduate and graduate students in the UB School of Management will receive more financial help in pursuing their degrees, thanks to a $1.2 million endowment bequest established for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.

The donor, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the management school, wishes to remain anonymous. The donor grew up in Buffalo and has provided for the school in her will, in gratitude, she says, for the education she received. She hopes the gift will encourage future students to pursue lifelong learning as she has done.

“Scholarship support opens countless doors for our students, creating valuable opportunities and educational experiences that might not otherwise have been possible,” says UB President John Simpson. “It’s always particularly gratifying when this support comes from former students who value their UB education so greatly that they are committed to enabling future generations of students to benefit from those opportunities, in turn.”

The gift will fund scholarships for students studying accounting at the undergraduate or master’s levels, or for MBA students choosing the accounting concentration. Scholarship support for undergraduate students will begin in the junior year or earlier. The scholarship will cover tuition and books for all years required to complete a program.