Alumni to raise $10,000 for UB School of Management — in one night

Young alumni at a networking event on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Release Date: October 24, 2017

“This is an opportunity for our graduates to come together and make a powerful impact on the school and our students”
Cynthia Shore, BS ’81, MBA ’82, Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Alumni Engagement and External Relations
School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Leadership development programs, global experiences and a student-run investment firm — these are a few of the innovative University at Buffalo School of Management initiatives that 100 alumni will consider before awarding $10,000 to the winning pitch.

The UB School of Management Alumni Association will sponsor “100 Alumni Who Care” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Foundry Suites, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

To register, an alumnus must contribute $100, which will be combined with donations from 99 other alumni for a total of $10,000 and given to one School of Management initiative at the event.

Registrants will vote on their favorite initiatives from a ballot of 15 proposals. Then, while attendees enjoy beer, wine and food stations, representatives for the three initiatives with the most votes will pitch live. Alumni in attendance will vote, and their top choice will be awarded the $10,000.

“Many alumni, especially young people, tell us they want to give back to their alma mater, but feel they can’t donate at a level that will make a significant difference,” says Cynthia Shore, BS ’81, MBA ’82, senior assistant dean and director of alumni engagement and external relations. “This is an opportunity for our graduates to come together and make a powerful impact on the school and our students in just one night.”

For more information and to register, visit

The School of Management has nearly 40,000 alumni who work in virtually every industry and live in 86 countries across the globe.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

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