Fourth UB Gala to Raise Money for Student Scholarships

By Cynthia Leavell

Release Date: October 27, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo's fourth Scholarship Gala to raise funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships across the university will be held Nov. 7.

Western New York community leaders Keith Stolzenburg and Carol Fatta will host the event at 6 p.m. in the Triple Gym in Alumni Arena on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

Nearly half of last year's UB undergraduates needed financial aid and only about half of these students received assistance through scholarships and grants. The other students turned to student loans, work-study programs and part-time work.

"Scholarship support is critical to creating new opportunities for our students in every field and at every level of academic study," said UB President John B. Simpson. "UB is committed to ensuring access to opportunities and benefits afforded by a first-rate education. This event is one important way we can raise awareness about student needs and increase resources for them."

Stolzenburg is partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Buffalo. He earned his bachelor's and master's degree from the UB School of Management in 1981 and 1987, respectively.

"I understand the value of a UB education since I earned degrees from UB myself," Stolzenburg said. "Scholarships are critical in ensuring academic opportunities for all students."

Fatta and her husband, Angelo, established the Fatta Foundation, a charitable family foundation that supports the welfare and development of children in Western New York.

"I think it's important to give back," said Fatta. "I hope to make a difference by doing that, and this event is a wonderful opportunity to do something long-lasting for UB students."

The event will feature student entertainment, auctions and raffles. Entertainment will be followed by dinner and dancing. For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Suzanne Chamberlain at 716-881-1706 or e-mail