“Stand with the City”
Generous Donor Vivian Lorenzoni ’62
“The urban university must stand with the city, [it] must serve and lead.”
UMass Boston Charter, 1966
Few UMass Boston graduates embody the university’s educational mission quite as ably as Lampas Society member Vivian Lorenzoni. Vivian learned at an early age that educators change lives. Her father, a G.I. Bill–educated Boston Public Schools teacher, saw public education as an “engine of prosperity” for families and communities.
He would remind Vivian of a truth that was later expressed in UMass Boston’s statement of purpose this way: “The urban university must stand with the city, [it] must serve and lead.”
Vivian took these words to heart, serving and leading generations of youngsters as a fourth-grade teacher at Brighton’s Garfield School.
“It is a privilege to be able to continue to engage with teachers and students through my scholarship.”
Vivian Lorenzoni '62
More recently, Vivian has given thought to her association with Boston’s public university. Working with the University Advancement Office, she has used the Alumni Association Matching Gifts Program to create a new endowment, the V.I.P. Lorenzoni Family Scholarship.
The fund will help UMass Boston students who aspire to be public school teachers to “stand with the city,” enriching the pool of teachers in the greater Boston area and throughout the Commonwealth.
In time, the scholarship will be strengthened with additional funds from the Lorenzoni estate.
“It is a privilege to be able to continue to engage with teachers and students through my scholarship,” says Lorenzoni.
Learn how you can become a Lampas Society member by including UMass Boston in your will or estate plan. Contact Carolyn Flynn, Esq., director of gift planning, at 877.775.1992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.