BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst
& Young LLP and its staff members contributed $25,950 to the
University at Buffalo in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.
Included in the total amount was a gift of $11,350 from the
Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program to the UB School of
Management for use by the school's Department of Accounting and
Michael J. Murray, partner in the firm's Buffalo office who
helped coordinate the fund-raising effort, recently presented the
gift 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
"We are most grateful to Ernst & Young contributors and the
E&Y matching gifts program for their generosity to us," said
Susan Hamlen, chair of the Department of Accounting and Law in the
School of Management. "Contributions received directly fund our
academic programs, facilities and the activities of our student
organizations, and greatly enhance the value of the accounting
major, allowing us to maintain our excellent reputation for
producing graduates who go on to very successful careers in the
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
168 programs in the world to achieve this level of recognition.
The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked among
the world's top business schools by The Wall Street Journal based
on a survey of corporate recruiters. It is cited by Forbes as one
of the best business schools in the world based on the return on
investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about
the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.