Community Service Groups Get 'Royal Treatment' at Volunteer Fair

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: September 4, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Serving Those Who Serve Others" will be the theme of the third annual Community Service Fair from 12:30–3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the University at Buffalo School of Management on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

Black tie service, limousine transportation, a string quartet and chocolate gifts will be among the amenities given to representatives of local community service organizations as they work their information booths. The event will allow faculty, staff and students to learn more about the volunteer opportunities at participating agencies and to sign up to help.

"We want to do something extra for the community service representatives to express our appreciation for what they do," said Cynthia Shore, assistant dean of corporate and community relations in the School of Management. "Our community is a better place thanks to these people and their organizations."

One participating agency will be selected to win the proceeds of UB's Graduate Management Association Annual Date Auction to be held in February 2008. Last year's winner, the Mental Health Association of Erie County, was awarded $3,200.

A number of community service organizations are scheduled to attend, including representatives from local community service organizations, including Compass House, Meals on Wheels, WNED, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Crisis Services, Gilda's Club, Hispanics United, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Food Bank, Upstate New York Transplant Services, Compeer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scout Council and United Way.

John M. Thomas, dean of the UB School of Management, will recognize the public-service and community-engagement activities of the school's faculty, staff and students at a luncheon held in conjunction with the community service fair.

"This is just one of several activities that reflect the leadership role the School of Management has taken in UB's mission to be an active supporter of Western New York's not-for-profit community," says Shore.

The Wall Street Journal ranks the UB School of Management 10th in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek ranks the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cites it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.

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