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Class Gifts to Support Study Rooms, Lectures

5/9/2003 --

Bidding farewell to classmates and faculty, members of the Business School graduating Class of 2003 left a generous parting gift: A record $547,372 in donations and pledges.

Students in the MBA, MAcc and BBA programs set an all-time record, raising $272,372 in individual pledges, matching gifts and Alumni Challenge matching funds through the annual Class Gift Campaign.. Shown here (left to right), Teresa Chen, MAcc ’03; Andrea Towne, BBA ’03; Amy Flink, BBA ’03; Mark Anderson, MAcc ’03; Brian Pabvona, MAcc ’03; Shayne Eyre, MBA ’03; Daryl Leach, MBA ’03, and Shawna Mehta, MBA ’03, present the gift check to Dean Robert J. Dolan.

Former Student Government Association President Daryl Leach noted the high participation rate: 92 percent of MBAs, 83 percent of the MAcc class and 38 percent of the BBAs pledged their support over the next two years. Students elected to contribute to study rooms and the Dean’s Annual Fund.

The 63 members of the school’s first Executive MBA class introduced an element of surprise to the pre-commencement festivities as they collected their final pledges only moments before the gift was announced. The Executive MBAs’ two-day fundraising campaign yielded pledges totaling $275,000 to support an Executive MBA lecture series.

Class Gift Campaign leaders were:

  • BBA -- Amy Flink and Andrea Towne
  • MBA -- Shayne Eyre, Daryl Leach and Shawna Mehta
  • MAcc -- Mark Anderson, Teresa Chen and Brian Pavona
  • Executive MBA -- Dan Busch, Mike Cicchella, Mike Green, Dan Maier, Phil Ollila, Ellen (Nan) Plummer, Laurence Saul and Dan Turney

Thanking the students, Dolan said their generosity signals students’ continuing commitment to the school.

For more information, contact:
Mary Jo Frank
Phone: 734.647.4626