The University of Massachusetts Boston Board of Visitors Co-Chair alumna Selma Sax ’63 recently said: “UMass Boston is an incredible place to be in an incredible time in history.” She is right. We have become a great public urban research university, while honoring our origins as a teaching institution and our tradition of public service.
We have taken bold steps to grow in stature as a sophisticated research university and to play a distinguished part on the global stage. We have become the university our founders destined us to be in their original statement of purpose: well equipped to provide opportunities truly “equal to the best.”
Our journey of growth would not be possible without the investment of alumni and friends who share our vision. That’s why we celebrate your generosity and the achievements of philanthropy during the past year. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, the University of Massachusetts Boston received $6,212,809 in private support in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012).
Among the donors in this report, you’ll meet:
- Charter university student Audrey Taub ’69 whose consistent unrestricted support contributes to the success of the UMass Boston Fund.
- Vivian Lorenzoni ‘62 who has realized her desire to educate aspiring teachers.
- Lornie Bullerwell ’69 whose gift annuity will support future biologists.
- Student Philanthropy Council members and their efforts to plant the seeds of giving early to cultivate the next generation of university donors.
- Gerard and Jane Gaughan ’68 who are bringing equity to the health professions through a fund that strengthens pre-medical education at the College of Science and Mathematics students.
We hope you enjoy these stories and others and that by reading them you will see the remarkable commitment of UMass Boston’s alumni and friends.
May their creative investment in the university’s future inspire greater levels of private philanthropy over the coming year.
We celebrate your generosity. Thank you.
J. Keith Motley, PhD