In her speech at Commencement 2011, JFK Award recipient Alia MacPherson ’11 powerfully reminded the university community about the ripples of impact one life can have on the world.
By investing in the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston’s only public university, donors initiate ripples of opportunity for students and faculty. This year’s giving report shows how even one gift sets in motion—time and again—tremendous possibilities for student success, inspired teaching, groundbreaking research, and life-changing community engagement.
In this report you’ll meet:
- the Buccettis, parents of Tyler Buccetti ’13, and learn why they joined our Chancellor’s Council;
- Marijo McCarthy ’78 and see why she has invested in a new endowment to support student success; and
- four new UMass Boston Fund donors and learn their motivation for making a gift for the first time.
You’ll also learn how the university’s partnership with the:
- Boston Foundation is supporting an urban renaissance;
- Nellie Mae Foundation is changing the cultural landscape of two universities; and
- Calderwood Foundation is transforming writing instruction in the Boston Public Schools.
We hope you enjoy these stories and that after reading them you will understand more fully how private philanthropy creates ripples of impact that benefit UMass Boston’s mission.
Thank you for your generosity.
J. Keith Motley, PhD