The campaign volunteer team includes alumni, faculty, staff and friends from throughout the UB community. By sharing their practical experience and diverse expertise, these leaders help ensure that the campaign will succeed.
The University at Buffalo in 2015 honored the service and philanthropy of Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family to UB with a new name for its medical school: the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Jacobs family made a historic gift of $30 million to the school as it began plans to move to its new home in downtown Buffalo to better pursue innovative medical education, research and patient care. Jacobs is chairman of global hospitality and food service company Delaware North. He has served as chairman of the UB Council since 1998 and has provided invaluable service to the university over three decades. Jacobs also is owner and governor of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
Daniel and Gail Alexander are owners of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center, which serves the Rochester, NY, and the Finger Lakes region. A Buffalo native and a former lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department, Alexander received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, and completed his orthopedic training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. He specializes in orthopedic sports surgery, including arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, as well as rotator cuff repair, joint replacement and orthopedic trauma. He provides both emergency care and elective surgery at Newark Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital. Gail Alexander serves as the practice administrator of the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center. They have four children.