Ernst & Young LLP Matches Alumni Contributions to UB

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: May 21, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $22,112 to the University at Buffalo this year, thanks to the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program.

Included in the total amount is a gift of $9,956 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, presented the gift on April 23. Murray helped coordinate the fund-raising efforts.

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.

"We are grateful to Ernst & Young and our alumni here for taking this initiative," said Ronald Huefner, chair of the school's Department of Accounting and Law, "and we hope that it will be a model for our graduates in other firms that have matching gift programs."

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 163 programs in the country to achieve this level of recognition.