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Why We Give

Where the Written Word Resonates

Michael Groden

UB’s James Joyce Collection—the largest in the world—inspired the estate plan for one UB donor. Read More

A Lasting Investment in Education

Daryl Raszl and his husband Stoner Lichty

When Darryl Raszl, BA ’65, and his husband decided to give to UB, the University staff helped them with a win-win trust option. "Through this trust, we're giving in a way that will continue to support us, while also contributing to a UB education," Raszl says. Read More

Paying Possibility Forward

Ken Matasar

With the help of a scholarship, Ken Matasar, MD ’68, was able to achieve his dreams, despite facing family tragedy and his own medical diagnosis. Find out how he’s opening doors for today’s students by paying it forward through his IRA. Read More

Honoring Her Mother, Creating a Legacy

Students in lab coats smiling

Margaret F. Yang established a scholarship in her mother’s name in recognition of all she sacrificed in support of her education. Their family legacy continues to assist pharmacy students in accomplishing their dreams. Read More

Finding Purpose in Poetry

Daniel Liberthson

When alumnus Dan Liberthson turned 50 just as a new millennium began, the coincidence catalyzed a profound change in how he thought about his goals in life. Read More

‘It’s Give-Back Time!’

Leslie and Larry Zielinski

Larry Zielinski earned his first degree at UB in 1975, but it wasn’t until 1991 that he arrived on campus. See how UB gave him the education and connections he needed to start a successful career. Read More

A Gift Inspired by the Generosity of Others

Dr. Cho

In 1998, 30 years after he first came to UB as a visiting professor of philosophy, Kah Kyung Cho, by then a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, was honored by philosophers around the world with a festschrift, a collection of essays written to celebrate a scholar’s career. Read More

UB Alumnus Honors Father With Engineering Scholarship

James and Mary Smist

An annual scholarship that a UB graduate and his wife established in 2005 has already changed the lives of 18 students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Now, James and Mary Smist have pledged a major gift through a bequest to ensure the Felix Smist Scholarship continues in perpetuity. Read More

Continuing Influence

Peter Ayers Nickerson

The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, a beloved UB faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school through a bequest in his will. Read More

Ortman Legacy Continues at UB

Harold R. Ortman

The Ortman name has been prominent in the UB School of Dental Medicine through three generations constituting a century. The presence continues through the bequest of Harold R. Ortman, DDS, '41, to benefit the Dr. Harold and Virginia Ortman Dental Prosthetic Fund in the dental school. Read More

Gift Honors Longtime Faculty Member and Provides Facelift to Dental School Library

Dr. A. James and Gaile Felli

Dr. A. James Felli, a 1976 graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, recently committed $100,000 to provide a major facelift to the current library space within the Department of Orthodontics. Prior to making his most recent commitment, Dr. Felli had been a longtime supporter of the School of Dental Medicine. Back in 2011, he set up a charitable gift annuity that benefits the dental school and provides him with fixed income for life. Read More

WWII Veteran's Gift to Support New Lounge for Student Vets

Efner Davis

"No returning combat veteran is ever the same person that he was when he left, and trying to get them back is not easy. It hasn't been easy for me. And consequently, if we can help them in any way we should." —Efner "Lucky" Davis, World War II veteran and UB donor. Read More

UB Hockey Team Became a Family for Donor to UB Athletics

Burt Rubin

Hockey was the newest name of the game at the University at Buffalo when Burt H. Rubin, BA '74, arrived as a student. UB had elevated hockey from a club to a varsity sport in 1969, and Rubin served the team as a manager, trainer and assistant coach under Edward Wright, the university's first fulltime professional hockey head coach. Read More

A Gift for Good Teaching In Honor of a Master

David Manch

David Manch '70 was sitting in the student lounge in the basement of the Law School's old Eagle Street campus. It wasn't bright; it wasn't fancy. In walked Professor Ken Joyce, then in the early years of his teaching career. "Professor Joyce!" Manch said to him. "Welcome to our hovel." Read More

Professors Leave a Legacy to UB

Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson

University at Buffalo professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson are a highly-accomplished pair. Diane, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, is a poet and author who has written extensively about issues of violence. She is also a religious literature scholar known for her courses on the Bible, heaven, hell and judgment and mythology. Read More

Jacobs Family Makes Historic $30 Million Gift

Jacobs Family

Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family have given an historic $30 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Read More

Couple's Bequest Will Make a World of Difference at UB

George and Roberta Stevens

Roberta, MLS '74, BA '70, and George Stevens have two reasons for giving to the University at Buffalo: To help students experience international travel and to help future ophthalmology patients also be able to see the world. Read More

$4 Million to Make the Improbable Possible

Steven A. Guttenberg

Steven A. Guttenberg took his children to see where he grew up in Passaic, New Jersey, a poor neighborhood that he said made the kids afraid to get out of the car. Read More

Couple Gives Back in Gratitude for UB Education

David and Johanna Publow

David and Johanna Publow weren't your typical 1960s graduate students at the University at Buffalo. "We were among a small coterie of married students, facing the challenge of married life and the rigors of medical school," David recalls. Read More