TUITION ALONE DOES NOT COVER THE COST OF A UMASS BOSTON EDUCATION.
My name is Joy Nduati and I am a proud member of the UMass Boston Class of 2014.
As a caller for the UMass Boston Fund, I was surprised to learn that tuition covers only a portion
of the cost of a UMass Boston education. The university also relies strongly on private gifts to fund its budget.
That’s why donors make a difference.
This May, I am happily participating in the effort to inspire donors to have an impact on the lives of UMass Boston students. As a member of the UMass Boston circle of alumni and friends, you have heard directly from students how your gifts impact their success here. I know you have made a difference for me.I hope you will make your gift today.
I WOULD NOT BE WHO I AM WITHOUT UMASS BOSTON
When I arrived in the United States from Nairobi, Kenya, as a ten-year-old, I saw for the first time that public education is valued, where everyone has a chance to succeed and every student is important. At UMass Boston, these beliefs surround us: Opportunities for learning are endless. I love that UMass Boston faculty members truly care about their students.
One example is political science professor Erin O’Brien. Her class on women in public policy motivated me to address the social inequalities that exist in the United States and in many places on the African continent. On the UMass Boston campus, I do that as an active member of the Black Student Center, the African Students Union, and Casa Latina.
I LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR UMASS BOSTON EXPERIENCE
When I reach out to alumni, many of them share with me their UMass Boston experiences. One alumna told me that her professors completely changed the way she thought about her life and her future. She also said that she is as close to many of her college friends today as she was when they were classmates of hers 30 years ago.
That conversation made me think about the faculty members who have inspired me and the many UMass Boston friendships I have made. Yes, the people here are special. But it is the combination of people, the resources of this great institution, and the importance it places on educational access that make it truly exceptional.
So I hope you will make May your “give to UMass Boston” month today.Your support will help students like me realize their full potential.
Thank you in advance for your gift!
Joy Nduati ’14
P.S. If you have already made a gift this year, I thank you. You can be certain it is making a difference in the lives of UMass Boston students.
Did you know that you can double or even triple the value of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program?
Go to alumni.umb.edu/matching-gifts
to see if your company participates in a such a program. (Your spouse’s employers may be eligible as well).
Your gift makes a difference! It will support scholarships, financial aid, faculty recruitment, classroom and lab equipment, and so much more.
UMass Boston Gift Levels
Lifetime giving $100,000 and above
Gifts at the $1,000 level and above are recognized as leadership gifts. Donors who make gifts at these levels are considered part of the Chancellor’s Council, the university’s leadership annual giving society, and are invited to special programs.
$25,000 and above
$250 if degree 2009-2013
$500 if degree 2004-2008
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBER
$25 or more
Please contact Carolyn Flynn at 617.287.4092 to discuss the benefits of making a planned gift to UMass Boston.
To learn more about the ways you can support UMass Boston, please contact: UMass Boston Fund, 617.287.5342, firstname.lastname@example.org