UB School of Management students give back more than $100,000

Ingram Micro donation to the 2015 Graduate Class Gift.

Ingram Micro, Peerless-AV and NEC generously donated the technology installed in a School of Management Alumni Association Team Breakout Room in the Alfiero Center as part of the Graduate Class Gift. Left to right: Mark Verstreate, Peerless-AV; Dan Liebel, School of Management Alumni Association; Tony Zoratti, Ingram Micro; Eric Seger, JD/MBA candidate; Kelly Bernard, NEC; Richard Amantia, MBA candidate.

Release date June 8, 2015 This content is archived.


Members of the 2015 Graduate Class Gift Committee celebrate surpassing this year’s goal of $6,000, raising nearly $9,500 from 130 donors. The funds supported the GIFTS Fund and also installed monitors for group work in two team breakout rooms in the Alfiero Center.

Students from the undergraduate and graduate class gift committees raise student philanthropy awareness and thank their donors during this year’s TAG (Thank and Give) Week.

Undergraduate Class Gift Committee.

The inaugural Undergraduate Class Gift Committee created an internship fund for students completing credit-bearing internships. Students raised nearly $4,000, surpassing their goal of $3,500.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Over the past three years, more than 600 undergraduate, graduate and Executive MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management have raised more than $100,000 to help future students and give back to the school.

This year, all three groups exceeded their goals to reach the fundraising milestone.

The undergraduate class of 2015 raised $3,900 for their inaugural gift to the Internship Opportunity Scholarship (iOS) Fund, established to lessen the financial burden for undergraduate students who accept credit-bearing internships.

This year’s graduates from the full-time MBA and Master of Science (MS) programs raised $9,500 for the Graduate Internship Fellowship to Students (GIFTS) Fund to assist master’s students in unpaid, credit-bearing internships. A portion of funds raised was used to install monitors for group work in two team breakout rooms in the Alfiero Center. Ingram Micro and partners NEC and Peerless donated one monitor and the other was repurposed from the graduate student lounge.

The School of Management Alumni Association is a sponsor of the undergraduate and graduate class gifts.

In addition, the Executive MBA Class of 2015 raised $19,700 for the EMBA Class Fund to fulfill emerging needs in the EMBA program.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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