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Ernst & Young LLP Matches Alumni Contributions to University at Buffalo

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: May 11, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $36,400 to the University at Buffalo this year, thanks to the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program.

Included in the total amount is a gift of $18,200 to the UB School of Management for use by the school's Department of Accounting and Law.

Michael J. Murray, partner in the firm's Buffalo office who helped coordinate the fund-raising effort, presented the gift last month to the School of Management.

The Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program is just one element of the firm's broad support for higher education. It also provides grants to doctoral candidates concentrating in accounting; sponsors professorships and faculty fellowships, and employs accounting student interns.

"Ernst & Young and our alumni here have set a remarkable example for our graduates in other firms that have matching gift programs," said Susan Hamlen, chair of the Department of Accounting and Law in the School of Management. "These contributions allow us to maintain our high-quality programs and student activities, and we are very grateful to our alumni at Ernst & Young for all their support."

The accounting program in the UB School of Management has been accredited since 1985 by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The program is one of only 165 programs in the world to achieve this level of recognition.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked as one of the world's top-50 business schools by The Wall Street Journal. It also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment." For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.