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Beating the Challenge
Giving for world-class leadership
Generation to Generation

Beating the Challenge

It was a fund-raising first for UB—receiving approval and then meeting the challenge for a grant from the prestigious Kresge Foundation. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences exceeded its goal, raising $1.6 million to earn a $500,000 science initiative grant. The total is $2.1 million for the pharmaceutical sciences instrumentation facilities that support the school’s strategic research in such areas as pharmacogenomics, pharmaceutical protein biotechnology and the chemical sciences.

School officials thanked alumni and friends, including 234 first-time Campaign donors, for helping to make the difference. Significant donors include Kwen-Jen K. Chang, Ph.D. ’72, Editha and John N. Kapoor, Ph.D. ’72, Margaret G. McGlynn, M.B.A. ’83 & B.S. ’82, Amgen, Inc., Organon, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc., along with first-phase contributors Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the National Institutes of Health.

Although space constraints permit us to recognize only a few gifts here, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our donors for their generosity. Each and every gift—whether outright gifts of cash, multiyear grants or bequests—contributes to the success of The Campaign for UB: Generation to Generation and ultimately to the continued excellence of the university.

The late Violet Newton with (left) Pharmacy School Dean Wayne K. Anderson and Development Officer Thomas A. Taylor at an alumni function in Florida in March 2001.  
The late Violet Newton and her husband, Cecil J. Newton, Cert. ’28, who predeceased her, together have left $450,000 in bequests to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Added to their prior gifts, this brings their giving total to nearly $2.6 million, to be used primarily for scholarships and student support.

Dogan Perese and Eris F. Perese, M.S. ’91, donated furniture appraised at $100,000 to the School of Management for use in the Jacobs Executive Development Center. They also donated $10,000 to the School of Nursing’s Florence Nightingale Endowment Fund.

Thelma Sanes left a $100,000 bequest to the Harold S. Sanes and Thelma Sanes Medical Scholarship Fund in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, for “students with academic promise and financial need.”

Gloria C. Stulberg, M.S.W. ’49 & Cert. ’47, established a $50,000 charitable gift annuity that will provide medical school scholarships for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation gave $43,221 to the School of Social Work so that the school could continue with two of its projects: one that helps troubled and runaway youth, the other that helps the caregivers of people with terminal illness.

Matt H. Yildizlar, B.S. ’87, gave $40,000 to help establish the Matt Yildizlar Education Fund to provide scholarship opportunities for students from Turkey who want to attend UB.

The School of Management Alumni Association gave $30,000 to the School of Management to be used by the dean in general support of the school and its activities.

Burton Notarius, M.B.A. ’67 & B.S. ’65, and Mark J. Notarius, M.B.A. ’01, have pledged $25,000 to the School of Management to name a breakout room in the new Alfiero Center.

KPMG, LLP, gave $25,000 to the Gino Calvi Memorial Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences to honor Luigi Calvi, B.A. ’89, who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

June W. Hoeflich, B.S. ’84, and Lester H. Hoeflich have pledged $20,000 to the School of Management to name a breakout room in the new Alfiero Center.

The Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund gave $15,570 to the School of Social Work for a pilot project that seeks to reduce youth violence and increase opportunities in the neighborhood surrounding Kensington High School and the Kenfield/Langfield Housing Development.

Howard D. Koenig, M.B.A. ’76 & B.A. ’74, has pledged $15,000 to the School of Management to help with a large interviewing room in the new Alfiero Center.

The Magavern Pool, Inc., gave $10,000 to the Law School for the William J. Magavern Fellowship fund.

Honorary Cochair of the School of Nursing Campaign Committee Lauren E. Block, B.S. ’67, and Dennis J. Block, B.A. ’64, donated $10,000 to the School of Nursing.

If you would like to donate, or learn more about our giving programs, please call (716) 645-3312, check our website at www.buffalo.edu/giving or e-mail chamberl@buffalo.edu.

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